July 2017

Uganda Trip 2017 – Days Nine to Twelve

July 24, 2017

After a slight shock to the system with the early breakfast and departure, we set off from Kampala for our 3-day safari in and around Murchison Falls and the national park. After what seemed like hours (and literally was hours), we arrived at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for an amazing opportunity to walk with the rhinos who are being cared for in the sanctuary. Sadly there are no rhinos in the wild in Uganda due to decades of poaching, but the Ziwa sanctuary is seeking to increase the number of rhinos in the country before progressively releasing them into the national...

Truro School students take Stargaze Theatre back to Edinburgh Fringe

July 21, 2017

The popular Stargaze Theatre is returning to Ed­inburgh Fringe Festival this year as a group of students prepare their new production, ‘Boy in a Bottle’. Described as a ‘comedy with an edge’; it is a production about a young boy who washes up on a beach in a life-sized glass bottle in a small, secluded coastal town. As the bottle is found, the locals argue what to do but when he starts to sink into the sand and the sea starts to rise, can they save him – or even...

Uganda Trip 2017 – Days Five to Eight

July 19, 2017

Following two very enjoyable days outside of Kampala working with VAD, it was time to return to the capital and get up close and personal with the people, the streets, the sights and the smells. Designed exclusively for Truro School’s visit to Uganda, the Kampala Challenge is an opportunity for students to complete a range of tasks under the guidance of local guides, ranging from the educational, to the sublime and, quite frankly, the...

Mrs Renshaw receives Conductors Prize from Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod

July 18, 2017

Head of Music at Truro Prep School, Angela Renshaw, received her award for Best Overall Conductor at Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod today in a presentation at the Prep...

Uganda Trip 2017 – Days One to Four

July 17, 2017

Sunday 9 July, sometime before midnight: the group has arrived, assembled, checked the weights of each other’s check-in luggage (who has the heaviest? Who has the least? Who has rooms for the Rev’s additional books to donate?) and are eagerly anticipating the beginning of their two week adventure to...

Squash end-of-season School Championships

July 10, 2017

The annual school Squash championships were held on Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th July at the SBA to finish this season's hectic playing programme with a bang! In the 1st year final Finlay Charles and Hamish Spence fought a huge match which went all the way to 1 game all and 9 points all before Finlay found the ultimate winning shots to take the win and the title to his great surprise and glee. Both Finlay and Hamish have developed well this year and will be a credit to the school in coming seasons....

Students inspired by ‘Girls into Geoscience’ Day

July 7, 2017

A group of our Lower Sixth Geology and Geography students travelled up to Plymouth University last Tuesday to attend their 'Girls into Geoscience' day. The event introduced our geology and geography girls to the careers available in Earth...

Weekly Bulletin

July 7, 2017

Keep up to date with the latest news and events at Truro School by reading the weekly...

Truro School Speech Day

July 7, 2017

Truro Prep’s Chamber Choir delighted to come third at Llangollen International Music Festival

July 6, 2017

Truro Prep School’s Chamber Choir are celebrating after coming third in the Junior Children’s Choir competition at the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod this week. 45 pupils from Year 3 – 6 travelled up to Llangollen, Wales for the international music festival where they took to the main stage for their biggest performance to...

Success for Prep Judo Players at the One and All Judo Club Championships

July 6, 2017

On 2 July, four of our Truro Prep Judo Team entered the One and All Judo Club Championships in Helston, a much smaller number than usual due to other commitments. However all four entrants fought superbly throughout the day, each coming away with medals in their weight categories....

School House take victory in the House Literature Quiz

July 6, 2017

This morning 140 pupils from Years 2 - 6 across the Pre-Prep and Prep battled it out for the House Literature Quiz title. Held over 10 rounds, each featuring 10 questions, pupils answered questions exploring books for children aged 3-12. Topics included nursery rhymes, the movie version, science fiction, classics, adventures, Harry Potter, animal stories, myths and...

100 Words House Writing Competition 2017: The Final Results

July 6, 2017

Earlier this term, we pitched our brand new writing competition – the 100 Words House Writing Competition 2017. The children were set the challenge of writing 100 words or fewer. Even better, they could write about absolutely anything they liked. We were looking for talented writers - children who could make their story stand out by turning a good idea into something extraordinary. The children rose to the challenge – after all, writing a 100 word story is no mean feat – and gave us some brilliant...

Truro School Under 13 Cricket team win consecutive County Title

July 5, 2017

On Tuesday 4 July the Under 13 cricket team played Wadebridge School in the Cornwall County Cup Final at Grampound Road CC, aiming to retain their title having beaten the same opponents in the final last...

Debate team fight with conviction at the National Finals

July 4, 2017

On Friday, we were treated to a drinks reception and Question Time event in the theatre of the Wellcome Trust - a panel of journalists, politicians and academics took some really challenging questions from the schools present and the timbre was set for the weekend: be bold and clear; question authority; don't hide behind a stance of 'taking offence'; respect your opponent and keep the debate going. We then had a speech-writing supper with Ollie Dobbs (older brother of Chloe, who reached the finals of the Cambridge Debating competition last year) before retiring to our UCL...

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 3 July 2017

July 3, 2017

Wow this has been the last weekend of the academic year. Where has the time gone? It hasn't seemed long ago that we were getting ready to meet the new boarders at the beginning of their boarding journey at Truro School. To quote one boy Sunday evening; “Gosh, hasn’t this year flown...

New Head Boy and Head Girl announced

July 3, 2017

Following a rigorous and thorough interview process, Mr Gordon-Brown was delighted to announce the new Head Boy and Head Girl this morning. Congratulations to Bonnie Bayley-Skinner and Oliver Andrews who will be taking up the new posts, alongside Kathryn MacQuarrie and Bertie Holdsworth who were selected as Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head...