Families Flock to Open Morning in Truro

Around 150 families attended Truro School’s open morning on Saturday 7 October.

Visitors had the chance to take part in a range of activities including creating Harry Potter Flames in Chemistry, the Viking Quest in History and a chance to take to the spotlight in Truro School’s 200-seat drama theatre.

One particular highlight included a chance for families to take a sneak peek inside Truro School’s brand new outdoor broadcast truck. Visitors were also allowed to have a go with the professional film cameras that students use during Wednesday afternoon film club and live web-broadcasts.

Jayne Grigg, Director of Admissions, said: “The open morning is a great opportunity for both children and parents to get a real taste of what Truro School has to offer. All of the activities on show are embedded in our curriculum or are alternatively available as Wednesday afternoon co-curricular options”.

The school’s open morning comes hot on the heels of the latest GCSE results which the Headmaster, Andrew Gordon-Brown, described as “remarkable”. The school’s results, which were the best in five years, included an A* to A rate of 59%; almost three times the national average of 20% (equal to grade 7 or above in the new national grade format). 84% of grades were A* to B.

During the open morning, Mr Gordon Brown delivered two presentations to packed audiences in the school’s chapel. Upon finishing his presentation, Mr Gordon-Brown said: “I hope that our visitors today are left with a strong sense of the inclusive and community-minded school that we are.  I would like to thank all of the staff and student volunteers who came together and dedicated their time to create a successful open morning.”