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Discover Truro School – Open Events in September and October

August 16, 2017

I hope you have all had the opportunity to enjoy some Cornish sunshine, or even some from further afield. Most importantly, I hope that all the children managed to recharge their batteries, ready for the school year ahead, and that memories of sunny days on the beach will stay with them as the dark nights draw in and the excitement for Christmas takes...

Uganda Trip 2017 – Days Nine to Twelve

July 24, 2017

After a slight shock to the system with the early breakfast and departure, we set off from Kampala for our 3-day safari in and around Murchison Falls and the national park. After what seemed like hours (and literally was hours), we arrived at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for an amazing opportunity to walk with the rhinos who are being cared for in the sanctuary. Sadly there are no rhinos in the wild in Uganda due to decades of poaching, but the Ziwa sanctuary is seeking to increase the number of rhinos in the country before progressively releasing them into the national...

Truro School students take Stargaze Theatre back to Edinburgh Fringe

July 21, 2017

The popular Stargaze Theatre is returning to Ed­inburgh Fringe Festival this year as a group of students prepare their new production, ‘Boy in a Bottle’. Described as a ‘comedy with an edge’; it is a production about a young boy who washes up on a beach in a life-sized glass bottle in a small, secluded coastal town. As the bottle is found, the locals argue what to do but when he starts to sink into the sand and the sea starts to rise, can they save him – or even...

Uganda Trip 2017 – Days Five to Eight

July 19, 2017

Following two very enjoyable days outside of Kampala working with VAD, it was time to return to the capital and get up close and personal with the people, the streets, the sights and the smells. Designed exclusively for Truro School’s visit to Uganda, the Kampala Challenge is an opportunity for students to complete a range of tasks under the guidance of local guides, ranging from the educational, to the sublime and, quite frankly, the...

Mrs Renshaw receives Conductors Prize from Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod

July 18, 2017

Head of Music at Truro Prep School, Angela Renshaw, received her award for Best Overall Conductor at Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod today in a presentation at the Prep...

Uganda Trip 2017 – Days One to Four

July 17, 2017

Sunday 9 July, sometime before midnight: the group has arrived, assembled, checked the weights of each other’s check-in luggage (who has the heaviest? Who has the least? Who has rooms for the Rev’s additional books to donate?) and are eagerly anticipating the beginning of their two week adventure to...

Students inspired by ‘Girls into Geoscience’ Day

July 7, 2017

A group of our Lower Sixth Geology and Geography students travelled up to Plymouth University last Tuesday to attend their 'Girls into Geoscience' day. The event introduced our geology and geography girls to the careers available in Earth...

Truro School Speech Day

July 7, 2017

Truro Prep’s Chamber Choir delighted to come third at Llangollen International Music Festival

July 6, 2017

Truro Prep School’s Chamber Choir are celebrating after coming third in the Junior Children’s Choir competition at the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod this week. 45 pupils from Year 3 – 6 travelled up to Llangollen, Wales for the international music festival where they took to the main stage for their biggest performance to...

Success for Prep Judo Players at the One and All Judo Club Championships

July 6, 2017

On 2 July, four of our Truro Prep Judo Team entered the One and All Judo Club Championships in Helston, a much smaller number than usual due to other commitments. However all four entrants fought superbly throughout the day, each coming away with medals in their weight categories....

School House take victory in the House Literature Quiz

July 6, 2017

This morning 140 pupils from Years 2 - 6 across the Pre-Prep and Prep battled it out for the House Literature Quiz title. Held over 10 rounds, each featuring 10 questions, pupils answered questions exploring books for children aged 3-12. Topics included nursery rhymes, the movie version, science fiction, classics, adventures, Harry Potter, animal stories, myths and...

100 Words House Writing Competition 2017: The Final Results

July 6, 2017

Earlier this term, we pitched our brand new writing competition – the 100 Words House Writing Competition 2017. The children were set the challenge of writing 100 words or fewer. Even better, they could write about absolutely anything they liked. We were looking for talented writers - children who could make their story stand out by turning a good idea into something extraordinary. The children rose to the challenge – after all, writing a 100 word story is no mean feat – and gave us some brilliant...

Truro School Under 13 Cricket team win consecutive County Title

July 5, 2017

On Tuesday 4 July the Under 13 cricket team played Wadebridge School in the Cornwall County Cup Final at Grampound Road CC, aiming to retain their title having beaten the same opponents in the final last...

Debate team fight with conviction at the National Finals

July 4, 2017

On Friday, we were treated to a drinks reception and Question Time event in the theatre of the Wellcome Trust - a panel of journalists, politicians and academics took some really challenging questions from the schools present and the timbre was set for the weekend: be bold and clear; question authority; don't hide behind a stance of 'taking offence'; respect your opponent and keep the debate going. We then had a speech-writing supper with Ollie Dobbs (older brother of Chloe, who reached the finals of the Cambridge Debating competition last year) before retiring to our UCL...

New Head Boy and Head Girl announced

July 3, 2017

Following a rigorous and thorough interview process, Mr Gordon-Brown was delighted to announce the new Head Boy and Head Girl this morning. Congratulations to Bonnie Bayley-Skinner and Oliver Andrews who will be taking up the new posts, alongside Kathryn MacQuarrie and Bertie Holdsworth who were selected as Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head...

Students participate in the Children’s Hospice South West Rainbow Run

June 27, 2017

The annual Children’s Hospice South West rainbow Run was held once again last Sunday at RAF St Mawgan, with a number of our boarders rising nice and early to take part and raise money for the local charity. Cladding themselves out in white t-shirts, the students made their way to the registration tent and as soon as the claxon had sounded, they were off! A mixture of walking, running, skipping and cartwheeling ensued for the 5K course as they pelted one another with the colourful paint at each...

Students prepare for National Debate Finals in London

June 26, 2017

Sixth Form students Caitlin Maxwell, Henry Balkwill-Ruddick, Chloe Dobbs and Alex Boote have been busy preparing themselves for the finals of the Debating Matters Nationals this weekend in London. The team, who successfully made it through to finals after winning the South West Regionals back in April against Cardiff and previous winners, Exeter College, have been meeting up whenever possible amidst their AS and A Level exams to rehearse and plan their debates ahead of the three-day final...

Prep Sports Day 2017

June 25, 2017

The heats on the track were tighter than ever, the tunes were terrific and the weather was balmy. A significant sports day: all children participated in all of the different events, regardless of ability. The values of excellence, respect, inspiration, determination and fairness were evident...

Year 5 Kwik Cricket Tournament- Mount Ambrose Cricket Club

June 23, 2017

Last Friday saw the Prep School’s Year 5 Kwik Cricket teams in action against a number of local schools at Mount Ambrose Cricket Club. The event was a qualifying tournament for the County Finals to be held on Wednesday 5th July....

Truro Prep kick off their House Cricket matches in the sunshine!

June 23, 2017

This week saw the start of the Prep School’s annual house cricket and rounders matches for both juniors and seniors. There was some fantastic play and great sportsmanship from all teams. These matches will continue in games lessons over the coming...