Headmaster’s Blog – Friday 14 November 2014

At 11.00am on Tuesday morning the silence of the whole school was absolute. The respect for and the attention to the act of remembrance by the children of all ages was deeply moving. And this despite the rain and the last minute decision to assemble not on the Tennis Court in front of our new memorial, but in the Sports Hall and out of the driving wet. I am grateful to Archie from Year 2 and Adeline from Year 5 for presenting the wreath on behalf of the whole school.


On Sunday 9 November, Joe Ellery and Katie Mantle from Year 6 represented the school at the Wreath Laying Ceremony in Truro, where there was no escape from the weather. It was good to see so many pupils from different schools in Truro represented at this important occasion, when the City of Truro comes together to remember those who have fought and died in the service of their country. And this year, for the first time, we were invited to send a group of pupils to the Cathedral Service in Truro on Tuesday morning. Again it is hoped that this will become a regular event.


There was an excellent afternoon of sport on Wednesday when the pupils and Mrs Barnett hosted another Netball Festival for local schools. These occasions are great fun, not just because they bring pupils from the different schools together in a positive way, but also because they are helping to develop the teaching of netball in our local schools and so increasing the potential for fixtures in the future.


Well done to the Chamber Choir who won their class at the Camborne Music Festival, and the most outstanding choral performance of the week. Particular mention should go to Ben, who only joined the school on Monday, but had swiftly learnt the music to enable him to take part!


It’s time for Children in Need and don’t forget to look out for the Chamber Choir and Mrs Renshaw who are again joining with others to form the South West Children’s Choir on the BBC (6.30pm BBC Spotlight and local SW broadcasts from 8.00pm to 8.40pm would be good ones to watch!).


And well done to everyone for some fabulously decorated and amazingly tasty cupcakes produced for our Bake Off in aid of Children in Need. The amazing array of cakes and sheer variety and originality of decoration was superb. My thanks to Mrs Issaka for organising this and to Mrs McIntosh and Mrs Wane for judging the competition!


Matthew Lovett