May 2017

Prep Rugby: County Championship TAG Festival

May 26, 2017

On Saturday the 20th May, Truro Prep were involved in an inter-school TAG Rugby festival at Camborne Science and International Academy. The aim of the day was to promote a love of the game amongst the children; from the smiles on the children’s faces this was certainly achieved. Two teams were entered and faced some very talented opposition in the form of Mullion, Trewirgie, Newlyn, Marlborough and Perranarworthal School....

Rounders Match Report: May 2017

May 26, 2017

The Under 12’s performed well despite strong winds that made bowling, for both Evie and Caitlin, very challenging. The girls won the toss and chose to field first, conceding nine rounder’s and scoring seven in the first innings. After a half time team talk the girls responded well and were much tighter all round. The bowler, backstop and first post trio of Caitlin, captain Maya, and Ellie worked well and this, together with some excellent covering on the basis, saw the team stump six players out and conceed only five and a half rounders....

Prep Head’s Blog: 26 May 2017

May 26, 2017

Last Thursday, all pupils in Year 3 and 4 went to the theatre for an end of exam week treat to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; I was delighted to be asked to join the trip and our children were a joy as they watched, entranced. What made the trip even more exciting was that our very own Charlotte, in Year 4, was in the show. The children spent the first few minutes trying to identify her on the stage; we are all very proud of her efforts and loved going to support...

Swimming: South West ASA Youth Championships and Age Group Regional Championships

May 25, 2017

Congratulations to our swimmers who represented their clubs at the South West ASA Youth Championships and South West ASA Age Group Regional Championships. Emma Nettleton, Anya Hocking, Isabelle Leigh, India Castle and Evie duCros all competed in the age groups. Emma won 4 titles in the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m medley and the 200m backstroke. She also medalled in the 50m backstroke and 100m backstroke. Isabelle and Anya both made finals in their respective age categories....

First-ever life skills carousel helps Truro Sixth Form students prepare for next step

May 23, 2017

Our Upper Sixth students have recently been taking part in a series of practical life skill lessons as they come towards the end of their time at school. From looking under the bonnet in a car maintenance workshop to basic first aid skills, students have been taking part in a number of tailored sessions on how to look after themselves and become more...

Truro School Athletics Report: County Club Athletics Championships, May 2017

May 23, 2017

Last weekend 24 pupils from Truro School competed in the County Clubs Athletics Championships at Carn Brea, all athletes worked hard and performed well and with a haul of 9 Gold, 11 Silver and 9 bronze medals they can be proud of their...

Truro School host first volunteer ‘Green Finger Sustainability Day’

May 22, 2017

On Saturday 20 May, pupils and parents came together for Truro School’s first ever ‘Green Finger Day’. The project was hosted by Head of DT, Chris Baker, whose aim was to engage pupils with a sustainability-led outdoor project involving gardening, landscaping, conservation and upcycling. Over the last few weeks, the students in our ‘Green Finger Club’ have been busy designing and creating wooden flower beds in DT as an extra-curricular activity in order to install a sustainable vegetable plot in an area of waste land on the school...

Truro School hosts Psychology themed Junior Challenge Day

May 22, 2017

Today, we welcomed 33 students from eight primary schools around the county to Truro School’s fifth Junior Challenge Day. This year, it was focused around Psychology and the brain, challenging the pupils with a carousel of mind and memory games. Pupils from St Mary’s C of E School, Mylor Bridge Community School, St Day and Carharrack Community School, St Agnes ACE Academy, Probus community Primary School, Grampound Road Village School, Mount Hawke Academy and Kea Community Primary School spent the day taking part in a variety of activities that were hosted with the help of Truro School Sixth Form Psychology...

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 22 May 2017

May 22, 2017

Well this will be the last blog of the half term and I can’t believe that we only have one week left! It has been a quiet week for the majority of the girls however Lucy has been incredibly busy performing at the Hall for Cornwall in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I was lucky enough to go and see it and it was fantastic. Well done...

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 22 May 2017

May 22, 2017

Truro has had some great weather over the weekend - perfect for our surfing trip today! We travelled by minibus to Perranporth for our 2 hour surf lesson. First we had to get changed and as it was sunny, pulling on wetsuits proved tricky. James and Simon were our instructors for the afternoon and really helped us with our technique. Polina was whizzing by and standing up in no time while Anna, who had been on the Portugal surf trip, was making it look effortless....

Senior Boys’ Boarding Blog Update: 22 May 2017

May 22, 2017

This has been a quieter week in Trennick due to the increased focus on academic studies - the exam season has recently kicked in. The 5th Year students began their study leave and have taken on more responsibility for managing their own time. At morning roll call they have been planning their day and dividing it up between studying in the library, attending lessons or clinics, or visiting the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre. So far they have all adapted well and shown good levels of self...

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 22 May 2017

May 22, 2017

Boys' Boarding at Truro School, Cornwall, UK.
On Friday night, many of the boys went out to do various sporting activities including Nick who travelled to the Girls’ High School to train with the County Hockey Team. Well done to Harry for completing his Duke of Edinburgh weekend expedition near Padstow last weekend. Saturday was spent with free time – with end of year exams approaching, this meant working for a few of the boys, and others went into town to see friends or used the school gym and pool...

Truro Prep students compete in annual IAPS Fencing Competition

May 19, 2017

On Saturday 14th May, eight fencers from Truro Prep School travelled to Millfield School for the annual IAPS Fencing Competition. This year’s event was well attended and very competitive with almost 400 children competing across the 3 weapons. The Truro fencers put in a fantastic performance under the guidance of Truro Fencing Club’s lead sabre coach, Balazs Kuracz....

Felix wins title at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu British Open 2017

May 16, 2017

Congratulations to 5th Year student, Felix, who recently won the title for Juvenile Boys (aged 16 – 17) at the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu British Open 2017, another accolade to add to his ‘blue’ belt. Felix trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with the ‘Future Champions’ programme at the Gracie Barra Cornwall BJJ Academy based in Camborne under the guidance of multiple World, European and British title holder Raphael dos Santos and his coaching...

Ten Tors Challenge 2017

May 16, 2017

Ten Tors began back in November when students from 3rd Year – Lower Sixth started to train on the Southwest Coastal Path. Battling the wind and rain across numerous weekends, they developed their fitness and strength; learning to work as a team and help each other. Throughout the winter we built on this training; scaffolding their learning through a progressive training program which saw them learn navigational techniques and basic camp craft on Bodmin Moor before progressing onto North and South Dartmoor....

Match Reports: Tennis May 2017

May 16, 2017

With our 5th Years being out of action due to exams our 4th Years stood up in their place. They played some fantastic tennis, sending their opposition all over the court and played some challenging shots for the opposition to return. The other schools had some talented County players from their 5th Year which gave our guys challenging games. I was impressed with our players attitude and determination to keep going and play the best tennis they...

Students meet World Champion and World Record Holder in Squash Masterclass

May 15, 2017

Truro School students were treated to a VIP visit on Friday 12 May when three-time world champion, Nick Matthew, and world record holder, Cameron Pilley, visited the school to host a Squash masterclass. Over thirty of the school’s junior Squash players gathered in the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre in anticipation as the two world-renowned professionals arrived to deliver their coaching...

William’s story through to second round of BBC’s 500 word competition

May 15, 2017

Year 5 pupil William was delighted when he heard recently that his short story ‘Mysterious Mine’ had been selected for the next round of the BBC 500 word story competition. With over 130,000 stories submitted into the competition and only 5,000 being selected for the second round, William’s story was in the top 4% of...

Headmaster’s Blog: 15 May 2017

May 15, 2017

I recently listened to a talk by Dr Simon Walker who is conducting some pioneering research into measuring and improving the impact of education on the developing minds of children. He spoke about the lens through which government looks at education which is focused on the three issues of employability, mental health and social mobility. Each of these issues faces respective challenges from Brexit, NHS funding constraints and social...

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 15 May 2017

May 15, 2017

I suppose that it is not surprising that every year around this time the sun comes out and the exam nerves begin. This year however, it seems to have come around so quickly, I can hardly believe that the Lower Sixth have been with us for nearly a year and that the Upper Sixth will soon be leaving. With the 5th year going on study leave at the end of last week and the Upper Sixth starting study leave at half term, the end of the academic year seems very close indeed....