Headmaster’s Blog Monday 21 October 2013

There has been some super feedback about our Open Morning on Saturday, when the school campus was a hive of activity. I am very grateful to our academic departments for showing off their mastery in such an engaging way.  What a bunch of pros I’ve got bringing their subjects alive.  I truly believe it was more than just young minds that were being ignited in the Chemistry labs!

 

In my short address to parents, I extended an invitation to come in and meet me, arrange a taster day, discuss scholarships and bursaries, or find out more about our boarding strategy. When you come back, I can assure you that the traffic will not be as bad.  Our site was tested to capacity on Saturday morning and I’m sorry if there was a bit of jam on the way out. The opening of the enlarged Trafalgar roundabout cannot come soon enough.

 

Recently we hosted over 300 athletes competing in the English Schools Cross Country Cup. The Truro teams all achieved success, notably the Junior Boys team who emerged as winners of their event. One of our nationally ranked 2nd years was individual winner of the junior boys’ race and was well backed up a talented team.  The Junior Girls team finished in 2nd place.

 

The Blundells fixture was an excellent weekend of rugby for the school. With five wins, five losses and one match abandoned, it was honours even.  Fast forward a week, when the school played another block fixture against Taunton School.  All eight Truro School teams were victorious. I have enjoyed my Saturdays pitch side because of the spirit of sportsmanship in which our boys play their rugby.

 

The U18 Girls were crowned County Hockey Champions last Wednesday, pipping Truro College and Truro High School to the post in some closely fought matches. Well done, girls!

 

We are excited to welcome Sir Ben Ainslie back to Truro School to open the eponymous Sports Centre. This will be a fitting way to end what has been a busy and thoroughly enjoyable half term. But this won’t happen until around 300 of our musicians from 3-18 have entertained us all in our annual Hall for Cornwall concert on Tuesday. Tickets are gold dust!

 

Andrew Gordon-Brown
Headmaster