Headmaster’s Blog – 1 December 2014

If you have not done so already, please take a look at Mrs Eva’s write-up in the bulletin of Remembrance Week. The display in the Assembly Hall of the children’s work and in particular the recording of the children reading their poems over images of the First World War was extremely moving. My heartfelt thanks to all the children for rising to the challenge and to Mrs Eva for leading this wonderful tribute.


Last week, eight of our pupils took over and ran the Truro Archives Office; they had an amazing time, including being interviewed on Radio Cornwall. I believe they did a very good job, although I am almost disappointed to hear that they didn’t break any records.


Over the half-term break our grounds staff prepared the ground behind the new Outdoor Classroom ready for us to plant our new orchard.  We’ve taken advice from Tom Clarke, Head Gardener at Trelissick, and we are hoping to plant between 20 to 30 apple trees, using local Cornish varieties. The Year 5 pupils will help plant the trees as part of the community service aspect of their John Muir Award. Now all we need to do is buy the apple trees.


And this is where you come in!


If you would like to buy an apple tree for the school, which will be labelled with your family’s name in perpetuity, then please make a bid. The top 20 bids will be chosen following the Christmas Fair.  All the money raised (after paying for the trees) will be donated to the charity Farms for City Children, our chosen charity for the Christmas Fair.


And, although it doesn’t seem possible, the Christmas season has arrived in the form of three school Christmas Trees. If you are not quite in the mood yet, let us help; join us either on Tuesday afternoon at 2.00pm for the Year 1 and 2 production of The Pied Piper or on Thursday evening at 6.30pm in the Sports Hall for the Christmas Production, Gaudete; a new combined production and concert featuring the whole of Year 5, the Chamber Choir and the Orchestra, with mince pies and mulled wine to follow.


I look forward to seeing you there!


Matthew Lovett