Boarders’ trips and activities take place at weekends and occasionally during week day evenings.
The trips are an opportunity for the boarding community to come together, to have fun, to learn something new and to give boarders the chance to visit the many attractions of Cornwall.
Cornwall is one of the top tourist destinations in the UK and is blessed with outstanding places to visit.
These include the internationally renowned Eden Project, Falmouth Maritime Museum, and the Tate Modern Art Gallery at St. Ives. There are also many local clubs which boarders join. These include Truro Rugby Club, Truro Tennis Club, Gyllynvase Surf Life Saving Club, Truro Basketball Club, Perranporth Surf School, Truro Fencing Club, Truro Sea Scouts, Loe Beach Watersports Centre, and Truro Hockey Club.
In addition, there are the following activities:
We are the largest Duke of Edinburgh Award Centre in the South West of England and have one of the most prolific Music Departments in the region. We also offer over 70 clubs and activities in lunchtimes, after schools and on Wednesday afternoons. Whether you are creative, sporty, musical or the outdoor type, there are plenty of opportunities available to students at Truro School, with some of the best school facilities in the South West of England.
Truro School offers opportunities for students to participate in many ensembles, orchestras, bands and choirs. During the school year many of these groups perform in public. In addition, individual tuition is available to all students in the complete range of orchestral instruments such as piano, organ, guitar and voice. Many boarders take part in the annual school charity concert. A real highlight of the boarding calendar is the boarding charity concert which takes place in May.
The South West of England is blessed with beautiful hiking are as including the Cornwall Coast Path, Dartmoor National Park and Exmoor National Park. Training hikes and assessed expeditions take place at weekends. Those that take part not only enjoy the stunning scenery but also develop valuable life-skills such as teamwork and self-organisation. Those that complete the Ten Tors Challenge and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards are presented with medals and certificates to recognise their achievements.
Sport is a great strength of the school. There is a wide variety of sports on offer including rugby, football, cricket, tennis, squash, badminton, basketball, rounders, athletics, hockey, swimming and trampolining. Many of the school sports teams compete in National competitions and have weekly fixtures against local schools. Most boarders are involved with at least one sport and many go on to be awarded their school sports colours. Some boarders take part in local sports teams such as Truro Basketball Club and Truro Fencing Club.
Many of the boarders enjoy performing in the school plays. The main school play takes place in November in the Burrell Theatre. The junior school play is shown in June and is performed by 1st to 4th year students. Recent productions have included Snow Queen, Fiddler on the Roof and The Odyssey. Housemasters/mistresses are keen supporters of school plays and will book tickets for the boarders and take them to watch each production.
Boarders at Truro School can enjoy the huge range of clubs and activities on offer. Boarders can choose to participate in activities such as: Chess, Wargaming, Snorkelling, Sailing, Debating, Model United Nations
All boarders are expected to develop and follow interests, hobbies and passions that are creative and social.
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Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri (to be, rather than to seem to be), captures the essence of our identity and is defined by the 5 C's below. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual.
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Curiosity to always want to discover and learn more, academically and more widely too.
Because we believe that academic excellence is an important part of human excellence. Every child is an individual and we celebrate and develop their uniqueness, helping them to become an independent learner and encouraging each child to explore, understand and cultivate their talent and abilities, whatever they may be.
Compassion to understand and champion the needs of others, in our community and beyond.
Because our mission challenges us to be a vibrant community which enables people to live their lives to the full and transform society for the better. Located in the heart of Cornwall, our distinctive, serene location supports the development of balanced, unpretentious and reflective children who understand their role as global citizens.
Confidence to build resilience by learning from both successes and failures alike.
Because we want every pupil to be comfortable in their own skin, celebrating the uniqueness of each individual in the school community. Through drama, presenting and public speaking opportunities, as well as appearing in productions and concerts, pupils learn key communication skills and gain the confidence to prosper in the real world.
Creativity to be imaginative in how we express ourselves and approach new challenges.
Because we value the development of pupils’ imaginative and creative dimensions as well as their characters. Through a broad curriculum and wide range of co-curricular activities, pupils discover the important balance between creative and logical thinking. These opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter discovers their hidden gifts, developing a sense of individuality and a confidence in their own abilities.
Courage to enjoy becoming the very best of who we are, with integrity and ambition.
Because we believe that essential life skills are often best taught outside of the classroom, balancing an academic education. Through a wide-ranging co-curricular programme, we offer every child the chance to participate, perform and lead in the fields of their choice. In a competitive world these opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter develops essential life skills and an ambition for life.