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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...

Debating Success for Promising Politicians

February 20, 2015

Last week at Kingsbridge, Megan Hodges and Nini Gigani tenaciously defended their watertight model for the recall of erring politicians and, as a consequence, are now through to the South West area final of the ESU Mace debating...

Uptown Funk meets Shakespeare

February 12, 2015

Second year students have been busy this week as the annual Shakespeare Festival took place on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 February.   Hosted in the Burrell Theatre, students from five English classes each performed their own 20 minute version of a Shakespeare play.   The night was a resounding success with plays ranging from Hamlet...

Local Schools Share an Evening with Famous Author Meg Rosoff

February 6, 2015

On Wednesday 4 February parents and students from all over Cornwall were inspired by the famous young adult author Meg Rosoff who presented a talk about her life and career.   Meg, whose first novel, ‘How I Live Now’, won multiple awards, entertained a packed audience at Truro School’s Burrell Theatre. She shared some hilarious...

Interview: Author Allan Boroughs

June 23, 2014

On Friday 20 June, author Allan Boroughs came to visit Truro School for a book signing and to speak to pupils about his latest book, IRONHEART.   Students from across the school met in the Dodd Library to hear of Allan’s adventures, his future endeavours and what it’s like to be a writer. He even...

First Team 'Do Brilliantly' at Kids Literacy

December 3, 2013

On Friday, our first team for the Kids Literacy Competition of B. Bateson, A. Mate, J. Boydell and T. Inns did brilliantly at Truro College, coming second to Mullion School.   Each won a £20 book token, plus a book each for getting 10/10 in one round. They’ve narrowly missed getting through to this year’s...

The Tempest Goes Down a Storm

November 25, 2013

“Not only have I learnt about the amazing world of theatre, I’ve learnt about myself and how a little confidence can change almost everything.”   Truro School’s Head of Drama, Jo Egar, speaks to the cast of last week’s Burrell triumph, The Tempest.   What do you get if you cross seven tonnes of sand...

Upcoming: Workshops with Authors Catherine and Jackie

November 14, 2013

Acclaimed authors and Illustrators Catherine Hyde and Jackie Morris are due to visit Truro School on 26 November 2013.   Working with students throughout the day in illustration and writing workshops, they will be giving a Tea and Talk after school in the Dodd Library, alongside an exhibition of their original paintings and prints. These,...