Previous School Years

LAMDA Showcase 2015

April 21, 2015

Truro School recently hosted its annual LAMDA Showcase evening in the Burrell Theatre.   LAMDA, which stands for The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, is a well established organisation that help to train the next generation of actors, directors, stage managers and more.   Claire Rawlinson, LAMDA (HOD) at Truro school said: “I’m...

New Business Model Could Save UK’s Under Threat Music Services

April 20, 2015

Just three months after local government financial constraints caused the closure of Cornwall’s Music Service, a newly formed trust has reached out to over 10,000 young musicians and secured the jobs of 77 of the county’s top music professionals.   Established at the start of 2015, the Cornwall Music Service Trust (CMST) has already formed...

Truro School World Fencing Championships Report

April 13, 2015

Over the Easter holiday Will Deary, Yvonne Chart, Caitlin Maxwell and Maria Chart all travelled to Tashkent in Uzbekistan for the World U17 and U20 Fencing Championships. This event is the highlight of the fencing season with all the European and domestic tour events leading up to this end of season climax.   Will Deary,...

Truro School in US Scholarships Partnership

April 13, 2015

Truro School has this week revealed a new partnership with American sports scholarship agency Sporting Elite USA.   The alliance gives Truro School A level students the ability to reach out to over 2,000 colleges in the USA that offer sought-after sports scholarships with the option of continuing to combine academic studies.   The partnership...

Students Take to the Catwalk for Uganda Trip

April 8, 2015

Shortly before Easter the students took to the catwalk as they looked to raise funds for their upcoming trip to Uganda in June.   Truro School teamed up with sustainable clothing brand awear and St Austell based Preloved Boutique at the Bridge.   The night was a resounding success with all students having great fun...

Truro Student Receives Prestigious Law Scholarship

April 7, 2015

Truro School Sixth Form student Katherine Broger-Bareham has been celebrating this week after being offered the illustrious Dickson Poon Law Scholarship.   The scholarship will see Katherine study both English and German Law at King’s College’s specialist Dickson Poon School of Law in London.   In their offer letter, the representatives at King’s College said:...

Cornwall’s Future Engineers Inspired by Bloodhound

April 2, 2015

Land speed record breaker and UK entrepreneur Richard Noble (OBE) visited Truro School’s Burrell Theatre on Thursday 26 March to share a special science lecture with students from across the county and supported by The Ogden Trust.   Mr Noble, who hopes to set a new land speed record of 1000mph in 2016, visited Cornwall...

Victory for Truro School's Under 15 County Rugby Players

April 2, 2015

Truro School rugby players were in fine form for the Cornwall Under 15 side over the last week as they defeated Somerset 33-25 and Bristol 29-26.   Pictured are William Rowe, Michael Austin, Tom Weightman, Patrick Parry and Oliver Andrews who is captain of the county...

Local Schools Share Masterclass with Famous Violinist

April 1, 2015

On Wednesday 11 March, parents and young musicians from eight of Cornwall’s schools shared a masterclass with one of the country’s top violinists, Helena Wood.   Hosted by Truro School, the afternoon event was an opportunity for budding violinists of all ages and abilities to play in front of an audience, each student sharing a...

Clean Sweep at Public Schools’ Fencing Championships

March 31, 2015

The Truro School Fencing Team have taken this year’s Public Schools’ Fencing Championships by storm with every member of the team claiming medals in their chosen discipline.   Held between March 17-19, this year’s championships saw over 200 of the UK’s top fencers descend upon the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in London.    ...

Geology Trip to Tenerife

March 27, 2015

Ahead of next year’s Geology trip to Tenerife, we asked A level student James to look back on his experience from the expedition in...

Finn Birnie Shines on the International Stage

March 27, 2015

Truro’s School’s Finn Birnie put in an exceptional performance this weekend at the SIAB Schools International XC 2015 Cross Country Event finishing a solid fourth.   Held in Santry Demesne, Dublin, the event featured a high-class field of 33 runners from all over the UK with all competitors having previously qualified through county, regional and...

Anna Gilchrist Excels in Youth Climbing Series

March 27, 2015

Congratulations to Anna Gilchrist in the third year. Anna has been competing in the British Mountaineering Council Youth Climbing Series this week and has done exceptionally well.   The competition consisted of three rounds, each with 3 boulder problems and three lead climbs.   Anna came third in her age group and has therefore been...

New Prefect Badges Awarded

March 27, 2015

The next generation of prefects have been announced in this morning’s end-of-term assembly at Truro School.   A pick of students in the lower sixth form have been awarded the recognition in advance of upcoming upper sixth exams in the Summer term.   After Easter there will be a short handover period where the lower...

Headmaster Joins Dartmoor Training Expedition

March 26, 2015

The weekend of 20 March saw our first Gold and Silver Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition along with the 9th Ten Tors training weekend. With over 80 students travelling up to the moor, the organisation and planning that went into the expedition was nothing short of a military mission.   The weather was glorious; which...

Geography Pupils Visit the Environment Sustainability Institute

March 20, 2015

On 18 March ten pupils from 4th year at Truro School were selected to go to Exeter University’s Environment Day at Penryn Campus, Falmouth.   The students spent the day at the ESI (Environment Sustainability Institute) which only opened in April 2013. Professor Gaston introduced the day praising the students for their interest in sustainable...

Truro Students Experience the Eclipse

March 20, 2015

Mr Fisher and Ms Selvey have been busy with their classes this morning enjoying the eclipse!   With safety the top priority, both classes got creative with some fantastic ways of viewing the spectacle. There were special glasses and binoculars along with some more high-tech solutions.   Mr Fisher said: “This morning was a fantastic...

Junior School Disco

March 19, 2015

On Friday night some of the World challenge team organised the Junior School Disco in aid of their expedition to Norway in August 2015. Almost 150 students came to party, many bringing along their French exchange students to join the fun!   From the moment students arrived the tunes were pumping out and everyone took...

Under 12's Crowned Cornish Netball Champions

March 19, 2015

Ten Under 12’s descended on a wet, misty Bodmin College for the annual tournament.   The draw took place on the day with local rivals Penryn College and Truro High School both drawn in our section, named the “group of death.” Netball Group Stages Truro School started slowly in their first game against Penryn but...

Science Students Celebrate British Science Week

March 18, 2015

To celebrate British Science Week a group of Truro School girls went to the University of Exeter’s “Women in Science” seminar on Monday at Tremough Campus.   They were treated to talks from Cornwall-based experts from a variety of fields – including mining, wave energy, conservation, animal behaviour, and public health. Students then enjoyed a...