Headmaster's Blog – Friday 1 August 2014

I’m back from a couple of weeks of R&R enjoying the recent delightful spell of Cornish sunshine and warmth. I’ve enjoyed reflecting on what was a thoroughly enjoyable last week of term, full of so much activity in just five days.


For three of those days, our pupils were taken off timetable to take part in the World AIMS activities on the theme of Sustainability: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The days involved five challenges where pupils were pushed out of their comfort zone, trying out new ventures such as presenting their design plans for seagull resistant bins to a Dragons’ Den panel of visiting experts and making musical instruments from scrap metal. We will be engaging our pupils to help us build an environmental scorecard to manage our carbon footprint, and it was lovely to see the whole school engaging with this highly topical theme. You can read the whole story in our Latest News and there is also a fantastic short video which showcases the whole three days very succinctly.


The days leading up to the end of a full academic year with Speech Day approaching are never entirely stress free for a Headmaster. You want to ensure that your pupils, staff and parents end the year on a real high that will stay with them throughout the holidays. This Speech Day surpassed my expectations. It was an incredible event characterised by both a real sense of community and pride in what had been achieved in the year, and an optimism about the road ahead, both for our leavers and for Truro School. Connie Schneider, our guest of honour, was sensational. Her carefully and cleverly crafted speech had us all eating out of her hand. If you want to remind yourself of her sage words of advice, read them for the first time, or simply check out the photos, then click here.


I hope you’re all having a lovely summer.


Andrew Gordon-Brown