Boarding Activities

Boarding School in Cornwall, UK

Our boarders enjoy a variety of activities throughout the term. You can find details of the most recent by reading the weekly boarders’ blog.

Boarders’ Trips and Visits

Boarders’ trips will 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 you the chance to see this wonderful county and all it has to offer. Generally the houses will arrange their own events, but some activities are done as a whole community. It is our commitment to ensure that all boarders have access to a fantastic range of trips and visits, which enriches your time as a Truro School boarder.
We encourage all boarders to make the most of this opportunity. Some events are weather dependent and take place in the term which is most appropriate. Others occur across all three terms.

The list below gives an example of the types of events in which the boarders have participated, take a look at the latest boarding blogs at the bottom of the page as well to get a taste of what Truro school boarders have been up to:


  • Beach trips to Perranporth, Porthtowan, Fistral and Tol-carne, with the opportunity to relax, walk or surf
  • Golf at Holywell pitch and putt
  • Cinema trips to see the latest movies
  • Shopping at St Ives
  • Go-Karting at St Eval and Liskeard
  • Ice Skating at the Eden Project
  • Dry slope skiing and Fondue evening at the Plymouth Ski Centre
  • Trips to see Plymouth Argyle play football
  • 10-pin bowling
  • Enterprise Boat trips
  • Country or Coastal Path walks
  • Hall for Cornwall concerts
  • Combat Lazer (indoors and outdoors)
  • The Seal Sanctuary
  • Karaoke nights
  • Paintballing
  • National Trust properties
  • House meals to various restaurants.
  • Boarders Camp to Hendra Tourist Park (3 day event)
  • The Royal Cornwall Show
  • BBQs
  • Movie and Pizza nights
  • Plymouth or Newquay Aquarium
  • Cycling on Camel Trail

Boarders’ use of the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.00 – 9.00pm Fitness suite
(11–16 year olds)
Fitness suite
(11–16 year olds)
8.30 – 9.30pm
(11-16 year olds)
(Astro pitch)
5 a side football
(SBASC Sports Hall)
9.00 – 10.00pm Fitness suite
(16+ year olds)
Fitness suite
(16+ year olds)
Fitness suite
(16+ year olds)
Fitness suite
(16+ year olds)
Fitness suite
(16+ year olds)
5 a side football
(SBASC Sports Hall)
(16+ year olds)
Basketball / Badminton 5 a side football
(SBASC Sports Hall)
Squash Squash

Additionally, boarders can attend fitness classes (age restrictions apply) and can use the swimming pool during general opening hours for members:

Swimming Times
Monday 8pm – 10pm
Tuesday 4pm – 7pm
Wednesday 6.30am – 8.30am
6pm – 8pm
Thursday 7pm – 8pm
Friday 4pm – 6pm
Saturday 11am – 1pm
Sunday 12pm – 2.30pm (Family Splash)

Boarders' Blog

Boarders' Blog

Junior Girls’ Boarding Blog – 20 November

Amy, Alex and Freya have been busy at rehearsals for the Snow Queen this week. I know that the girls are really looking forward to seeing the production next weekend. I have heard that the costumes are...
Boarders' Blog

Senior Girls’ Boarding Blog – 20 November

How we find ourselves at the end of another weekend I do not know but this half term is certainly flying by and I cannot believe that there are only four more weeks until we break for Christmas…there is SO much to fit in...
Boarders' Blog

Junior Boys’ Boarding Blog – 20 November

Well done to James and Dan who played in the Under 15 National Cup rugby competition against Plymouth College. Truro took control early in the game and dominated play. The final score was...