Headmaster’s Blog – Monday 19 May 2014

Friday marked the end of an era for the young men and women of our Upper Sixth Form.  Some of them joined Truro Prep School before their 3rd birthday, most of them joined Truro School seven years ago, some have been with us just for the last two years.  All of them have enriched this community; studying, performing, competing and making friends, memories and life decisions within our walls.


On Friday morning they enjoyed a farewell BBQ on the terraces dressed in elements of classic school uniform as a throw-back to their earlier years at the school, and the afternoon saw a more formal affair during an emotional final Chapel service. They can be proud of themselves as young people who are a credit to our school, our city and our county. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the staff involved in making their Leavers’ Week a memorable one and I’m sure they join me in wishing them a productive period of study leave.


Friday night saw the completion of the work of Cornwall artist Cosmic on the Heseltine Gallery staircase. It is fair to say he has done an excellent job of transforming the grey concrete into something zany and original; not without the ideas of some of our talented art students, I might add. It has also been a superb week of sunshine, perfect for showing off the bright colours. We are proud of our Gallery and this fabulous bold statement of modern art and culture is totally eye catching.  I am very grateful to the Friends of Truro School for sponsoring the commission.


The foul weather on Dartmoor last weekend proved too much for many of the teams entered for the Ten Tors challenge.  Not for the three Truro School teams who showed real grit and determination completing the arduous trek, seemingly with a little left in the tank.  It was an epic achievement for all of them, but particularly for the team who completed 55 miles in pretty wild country.


Just a reminder that we are offering study leave boarding packages for those pupils taking exams in the coming weeks.  There is much to recommend cutting out the daily commute and engaging in structured revision with support from resident teachers.  For more information, contact Josie in Admissions on 01872 246007.


Andrew Gordon-Brown