Date Posted... Jan 27th 2020
The school week started with a celebration as it was the 140th birthday of Truro School. To celebrate the day, the students wore their own clothes which as you can imagine with a house full of 13-14 year old girls took a lot of thought and time before decisions were made on what to wear. The girls experienced their normal timetable up until lunch time, then had a whole school assembly where they heard from some of our oldest Alumni give their experiences of Truro School in the past. After this an afternoon of fun and games was enjoyed by all. Particular highlights being sumo wrestling, dodge ball and a doughnut eating contest all organised by our Sixth Formers.
The girls all settled back into regular school routine on Tuesday to enjoy as usual, a host of extracurricular activities alongside their academic studies. As always I’m so impressed by their attitude and enthusiasm, despite the cold dark winter days and evenings they continue to achieve and strive in every area.
On Friday evening Leora and Aom joined some of our other boarders to eat out in Truro to celebrate Chinese New Year, they returned to Pentreve house very happy and very full! We also have had lots of comings and goings with Freya, Olivia and Uma all sleeping out at friends and some others meeting friends for lunch and dinner and even another visit from Evie’s gorgeous new puppy Buzz, where we discovered Aaawwww is the same in every language!
On Saturday evening we enjoyed a delicious Chinese feast made by our talented kitchen staff and upon our return some of the girls had a mini Mario Kart tournament; although they lost track of who was winning overall they very much had fun. We also all gathered in the common room for some lovely ‘Mocktails’ – continuing with the Chinese flavours we had Mandarin, Lime and Chilli and Mango, Coconut and Passion fruit, also some delicious homemade healthy coconut truffles, it’s fair to say they were very much enjoyed and didn’t last long!
Sunday started with a calm morning where we all enjoyed a hearty brunch and a little bit of free time. During the afternoon we joined with all the other boarding houses and experienced various life skills workshops. Everybody was allocated to a team and each team worked on a rotation basis to have a go at each workshop.
One workshop was to create and purchase ingredients for a smoothie recipe which we then blind taste tested, and marked them for nutritional value and budgeting – it’s fair to say we had some interesting recipes.
The final workshop headed by Mr Thompson was a visit to our local home for the elderly where the students had the opportunity to integrate with some older members of our community and have a talk with them or a play on the piano to entertain them. The boarders all embraced all the activities with great enthusiasm and have come away with some new skills that we can build upon with similar workshops in the future. All in all it was a very enjoyable and rewarding activity for the boarders and staff alike.
Mrs Justine Howe (Pentreve House Resident tutor)