I trust that our Truro School families have enjoyed the half-term break, even if it has meant many hours of revision for our hard working students. If the first half of the summer term is any guide, the next five weeks will race by at an alarming pace.
We have said the first of our traditional good-byes to our Upper Sixth students. The Leavers’ Service on Friday before half term, was a memorable and moving affair. I was full of admiration as I sat and listened to the speeches of James Richardson and Megan Hodges. They offered words of wisdom, insight and a good dose of humour. They are fine examples of the young adults who leave Truro School; confident, tolerant and enthusiastic, and ready to influence the world. Do read or re-read the thoughts they shared. You can find them here on our website: truroschool.com/senior/latest-news/upper-sixth-leavers-service.
The day before this service, our Head of University Admissions, Harriet Thompson presented our staff with an update of the offers our Upper Sixth Form students have in hand. It’s impressive stuff. Of the 80 students who applied to university, 72 have received offers from either all, or all but one of their universities. Every single student who applied has an offer. Also good to see is the wide variety of possible destinations – over 89 different places across the UK and beyond. Guiding our students towards first choice universities, colleges or jobs is a core objective and it seems to be going well.
It’s show time again. Do come and visit us at stand 382 at the Royal Cornwall Show which takes place this week. There is a fizz and nibbles event (with soft drinks for the little ones) on Saturday from 12.00pm to 2.00pm for parents of both our schools and I look forward to seeing many of you there. Many thanks to the Friends of Truro School who are sponsoring this event.
Finally, I want to give some airtime to applaud the commitment and determination that our four Ten Tors teams showed at the Ten Tors Challenge a few weeks ago. It is a gruelling and genuine test of stamina, fitness and teamwork, and the youngsters that took part did us proud. To read more about the event please visit: truroschool.com/senior/latest-news/ten-tors–2015-review.
The exam season continues and my best wishes are with all those who are taking on the challenge.