June 2017

Anya qualifies for ASA National Open Water Championships

June 29, 2017

1st Year Anya Hocking has qualified for the ASA National Open Water Swimming Championships to be held in Sheffield in July. Anya is one of only 3 swimmers from the South West region to qualify and did so by coming in 2nd at the ASA South West Region Open Water Championships held in Weymouth on Saturday 24 June in a 1,500m sea...

Talan Skeels-Piggins (CO89) “Le Mans-2017 International Bridgestone Handy Race”

June 28, 2017

Rounders Match Report: June 2017

June 28, 2017

The Under 12’s enjoyed their penultimate fixture of the season when they hosted Redruth at home last Thursday. Winning the toss and choosing to field first the girls worked fantastically as a team to keep the Redruth rounders at bay. Caitlin bowled superbly, Maya was a reliable backstop and the girls between them conceded just half a rounder. When batting the girls were on top form with each of the players getting on the scoring board and not one of them was caught or stumped out. The second innings was equally impressive with the girls conceding four and half and scoring a further...

Tennis Match Reports: June 2017

June 28, 2017

This was a great opportunity for the younger players in the school to compete in singles matches against a number of local schools. The girls played incredibly well and were unfortunate to lose out to the winning position from Newquay Tretherras as a result of count back on...

Roger White (CO64) “Don’t be too quick to mend your boot zip”

June 28, 2017

Students participate in the Children’s Hospice South West Rainbow Run

June 27, 2017

The annual Children’s Hospice South West rainbow Run was held once again last Sunday at RAF St Mawgan, with a number of our boarders rising nice and early to take part and raise money for the local charity. Cladding themselves out in white t-shirts, the students made their way to the registration tent and as soon as the claxon had sounded, they were off! A mixture of walking, running, skipping and cartwheeling ensued for the 5K course as they pelted one another with the colourful paint at each...

Truro School girls play for Cornwall Under 13 Cricket

June 27, 2017

Pictured are Nancy Read, Milli Yoki and Sophie Hooper who played for Cornwall Under 13 Girls Cricket in their victory against Herefordshire last weekend. Congratulations...

Students prepare for National Debate Finals in London

June 26, 2017

Sixth Form students Caitlin Maxwell, Henry Balkwill-Ruddick, Chloe Dobbs and Alex Boote have been busy preparing themselves for the finals of the Debating Matters Nationals this weekend in London. The team, who successfully made it through to finals after winning the South West Regionals back in April against Cardiff and previous winners, Exeter College, have been meeting up whenever possible amidst their AS and A Level exams to rehearse and plan their debates ahead of the three-day final...

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 26 June 2017

June 26, 2017

After a long week of exams, pupils received their feedback from teachers this week. We look forward to reading their reports next week as I’m sure you do too. Cam and Alex also took part in the junior play which had its performances this...

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 26 June 2017

June 26, 2017

This week has been full of A2 exams, with Anna being the last to finish today – happy days! A big congratulations to all the girls who have powered through the last term. They have the Sixth form ball to look forward to on Friday which will be a...

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update: 26 June 2017

June 26, 2017

We had a great afternoon on a full boarding trip to the Rainbow Run at Newquay, an event organised by local charity, Children's Hospice South West, that we have been supporting for the last three years. So far we have managed to raise £125 of the £250 target....

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 26 June 2017

June 26, 2017

This week has been busy and we have been treated to some glorious sunshine too. Following last weeks internal exams the girls have been receiving exam results this week; it has been an anxious time for all of the girls but I know that, in the most part, they could not have done more and I am very proud of...

Prep Sports Day 2017

June 25, 2017

The heats on the track were tighter than ever, the tunes were terrific and the weather was balmy. A significant sports day: all children participated in all of the different events, regardless of ability. The values of excellence, respect, inspiration, determination and fairness were evident...

Under 13 Cricket Team Power to Successive County Cup Finals

June 23, 2017

The Under 13 cricket team played at Penair on Thursday 22 June in the County Cup semi final and comfortably won to earn a final appearance against Wadebridge School, hoping to retain the cup they won last year against the same...

Year 5 Kwik Cricket Tournament- Mount Ambrose Cricket Club

June 23, 2017

Last Friday saw the Prep School’s Year 5 Kwik Cricket teams in action against a number of local schools at Mount Ambrose Cricket Club. The event was a qualifying tournament for the County Finals to be held on Wednesday 5th July....

Truro Prep kick off their House Cricket matches in the sunshine!

June 23, 2017

This week saw the start of the Prep School’s annual house cricket and rounders matches for both juniors and seniors. There was some fantastic play and great sportsmanship from all teams. These matches will continue in games lessons over the coming...

Reception raise enough money to train a new Beekeeper for ‘Bees for Development’

June 19, 2017

Our reception class have been extra busy this term making and selling beeswax candles in order to raise money for the Bees for Development charity. The project started after the pupils had been learning how to make the world a better place as part of a cross-curricular learning target. From learning about mini beasts in Science, looking at the honeybee and the impact it has on the environment, to learning about African communities and schools in humanities, the pupils soon started thinking about what contributions they could make to help these...

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 19 June 2017

June 19, 2017

Inevitably it’s been a challenging week in Malvern House with both the Upper Sixth and Lower Sixth sitting their exams. The girls have however, been impressive, they have remained calm and reasonably relaxed which given the intensity of the week is remarkable. I think that it also helped that the sun finally came out on Tuesday and lifted everyone’s spirits....

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 19 June 2017

June 19, 2017

The house has had a very studious feel to it this week and I have been so incredibly proud of how the girls have revised, coped and supported each other through exam week. Most of the girls have opted to work beyond the usual one and a half hours during prep time and the girls have understandably been anxious and nervous. The sheer delight on Anson’s face on Friday evening when I let her rip up the exam timetable was evidence enough and the relief that it was all over was written on the faces of all the...

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update: 19 June 2017

June 19, 2017

What a busy week! With exam season in full flow and Trennick welcoming back all of the boarders, this week seems to have flown by. With extra revision sessions and academic clinics attracting those who needed some last minute preparation, the boys have had plenty on their minds. It has been lovely to ask them how the exams have gone, with the majority of responses being very...