This year’s London Reunion, organised by Truro School’s Development Office, on behalf of the Truro School Association, was another busy and enjoyable evening. Alumni ranging from CO48 to CO15 gathered on Thursday 10 October to share fond recollections of Truro School; an opportunity for them to find out what has been happening at school and to update us on what they are all doing now. The evening was hosted by current headmaster, Andrew Gordon-Brown who was joined by former headmasters Paul Smith (2001-2012) and Guy Dodd (1993-2001).
Nicky Berridge said: ‘This event has gone from strength to strength over the past four years with attendance this year exceeding our expectations. It was a pleasure to welcome so many new faces, attending a reunion event for the first time, as well as welcoming back our regular attendees’.
The gathering was held in the prestigious central London offices of Sarasin & Partners LLP and in the early part of the evening guests enjoyed a glass of wine on the terrace which overlooks the front steps of St Paul’s Cathedral.
Nancy Kenward, Head of Careers, attended to promote Truro School Connected, Truro School’s latest initiative and said: ‘Chatting to alumni, some of whom I have not met before and some who are already helping with this initiative, I am reminded of the wealth of knowledge and experience within the Truro School Community. Endeavouring to harness this incredible force for the benefit of our current students is a very exciting prospect: it provides a unique knowledge base which offers invaluable guidance and advice, not only to our Sixth Form students but also to recent leavers, our new alumni, just beginning their career journey’.
Rachel Vaughan, Chair of the TSA (Truro School Association) represented the TSA Committee at the event and said: ‘It has given me great pleasure whilst Chair of the TSA to witness the transformation of our alumni events and to see how participation and attendance has increased over the last few years. The TSA Committee is very keen to encourage our members to engage with the Truro School Connected initiative and this is why we are delighted to support this event as well as the newest event in the Development Office calendar; Truro School Connected – Bristol, which will take place on Wednesday 26 February 2020’.
Jayne Grigg, Director of Admissions and Development added: ‘I can only echo the words of Nicky, Nancy and Rachel. It was great to hear what everyone is doing now, their interesting careers, some weddings, some births… future pupils, I hope! I had been on a recruitment trip to Lithuania where I also met up with one of our alumni, Nini. It would seem our alumni are everywhere and, what is so wonderful for us, are all keen to maintain their link with the school and help in our many ventures, whether the Truro School Foundation or Truro School Connected or, simply, to keep in touch. I hope they enjoyed it as much as I did’.
Truro School Connected – Bristol
Wednesday 26 February 2020
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Clifton Club, 22 The Mall, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4DS
Refreshments: Canapés and wine + soft drinks
Hosted by: Headmaster Andrew Gordon-Brown
An opportunity to meet or reunite with fellow alumni and friends over a drink and canapés, chat about university, discuss career development, opportunities, achievements, entrepreneurial ideas and much more. All alumni and former staff welcome. A chance to meet with other alumni living and working in the Bristol area.