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 Boys’ Boarding Update: 26 June 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...
Boarders' Blog

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 26 June 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...
Boarders' Blog

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update: 26 June 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....
Boarders' Blog

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 26 June 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...