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Truro School Shakespeare Festival

February 15, 2019

On Monday and Tuesday evenings this week, every one of our 2nd Year pupils took to the Burrell Theatre stage to perform in the 14th Truro School Shakespeare...

ESU Mace Debating Competition

February 1, 2019

In the second round of the ESU Mace Debating Competition,  Ella W and Hettie T made a brilliantly complementary team, debated against Liskeard College, but clinched it on the strength and clarity of their arguments and their rebuttal....

Success at National Public Speaking Competition

January 24, 2019

Yesterday evening, at Plymouth College, the Truro School team won the Devon and Cornwall round of the English Speaking Union Churchill National Public Speaking...

Truro Prep School welcome well-known author and illustrator for a visit

November 6, 2018

The pupils enjoyed an inspiring day of workshops and presentations with celebrated illustrator and author Tom...

Art and English students visit the Lizard

September 24, 2018

Truro School’s A Level artists have kick-started their course alongside the English department with their joint annual residential trip. This year the departments visited the Lizard....

Jack becomes a ‘Top Banana’

February 12, 2018

Congratulations to Year 5 pupil Jack who managed to come out as ‘Top Banana’ in the Truro Prep School Bananagrams competition....

Students successful at Youth Speaks Competition

January 19, 2018

This week six of our students attended the first round of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition...

Bestselling Author, Joseph Delaney, visits Truro School

November 15, 2016

As part of the Dodd Library’s annual author events programme, students from years 1 and 2, plus visiting youngsters from local school Pencalenick, were treated to our first author visit of the year, run in collaboration with Waterstones,...

Prep Pupils enjoy Non-Fiction Day

November 15, 2016

Last week pupils in years 4-6 at Truro Prep School learned how and why English is relevant to the workplace - thanks to eight of their parents who work as journalists, broadcasters, freelance writers and editors....

House Verse Competition Winner Announced

May 20, 2016

This term the finalists created short films using green screens and Hollywood effects. Each is unique and a testament to all of their efforts and hard...

Famous Author Liz Kessler Visits Truro School

May 20, 2016

We were delighted to offer our students another opportunity to hear an exciting voice in children’s literature, when Liz Kessler visited the Library on Friday 13...

Pupils Shortlisted in National 500 Words Competition

May 20, 2016

Last year, they received over 300,000 entries for the 500 words competition – so we were delighted to hear that three children from Truro Prep had been shortlisted for the second round of...

Year 5 English Dream Up Dragons

May 18, 2016

Anyone want to invent a dragon? Judging from the noise, energy and enthusiasm in my Year 5 English set recently – that’s an unequivocal...

Prep School Authors Shine in Regional and National Competitions

May 11, 2016

Author of Horrible Science Series Visits Truro School

January 27, 2016

Opportunities to meet a children’s author who has sold over 15 million books across 40 countries are scarce, but that is exactly what the Truro School library team had in store for students this...

A-Level English Literature Trip to Morrab Library

December 14, 2015

Earlier this month, Dr Crees and Mrs Selvey took a group of Upper Sixth English Literature pupils to Penzance for the afternoon to enhance their study of the Romantic Poets.   The students had a tour of the town, on the trail of Humphry Davey, reading his fascinating letter from Wordsworth, before heading to the...

Lower Sixth English and Art students visit Cape Cornwall

October 6, 2015

In September the Art and English departments left Truro School and headed down to Tremenheere Sculpture Garden near Penzance to experience the work of internationally acclaimed sculptors set in an idyllic garden with views over St Michaels Mount. The pupils were particularly enchanted by James Turrell’s stunning manipulation of natural light and space in his...

Famous Author Anthony McGowan Visits Truro School

May 5, 2015

On Tuesday 28 April, 1st and 2nd Year students at Truro School were treated to an English workshop led by famous British author Anthony McGowan.   Anthony, whose first book was published in 2004, has built a strong reputation over the last decade writing a number of critically acclaimed novels aimed at teenage and adult...

Success in the Cornwall Young Author Competition

April 28, 2015

Su, a first year student here at Truro School, has this week been awarded a prize in the 2015 Cornwall Young Author Competition (CYAC).   Su entered the CYAC after seeing posters the school had displayed in the Library. CYAC is run by TJ INK, a self-publishing company based in Padstow, Cornwall. In addition to...

Multi-Award-Winning Novelist to Visit Truro School

April 22, 2015

On Tuesday 28 April, highly-acclaimed novelist Anthony McGowan will be visiting Truro School for an author workshop which will be held in the Library from 2.30pm until 3.45pm.   Anthony will be working with first and second year students for an afternoon workshop, discussing his life as a writer and his latest novel, the The...