Headmaster Blog – Wednesday 9 April 2014

Calm has descended on Truro School after a very busy, industrious Spring Term and I find myself writing reports in a quiet Headmaster’s Study in a peaceful school.


The Spring Term was, as always, action packed, and so it was a delightful contrast to close with the Easter Service in the Truro Methodist Church. A thoughtful homily from the Rev about the two disciples on the road to Emmaus provided the chance for our community of pupils, staff, and friends to be spiritually enriched before heading off on our holidays.


If you have a chance over the Easter, I recommend the Truro Festival which is running from 4-20 April and offers an eclectic programme of art, culture and music events for all ages and tastes. I am proud to say that Truro School is taking part in the Festival. In the Heseltine Gallery, there is an exhibition of work selected from the Truro School Art Collection and in the Festival Marquee on Lemon Quay is a pop-up installation and a talk from Tim Shaw RA; best known locally for The Drummer on Lemon Quay.


I know that a lot of our pupils will be studying hard over the three week break, preparing for internal or external exams. I would encourage them to keep to a sensible routine, getting up for breakfast in order to do several productive hours of revision before lunch. However this does go hand in hand with ensuring a balance including some downtime, family time and the opportunity to reflect and recharge – something that seems so much easier to do now that the sun is shining. I am looking at a blue sky as I write.


And so finally I would wish you all a happy and enjoyable Easter.


Andrew Gordon-Brown