I have just presented the trophies for the Former Pupils’ Sports Day. This year marks the 8th annual event where former pupils play fixtures against the School 1st teams. I understand that history may have been made because our old boys and girls walked away with all the silverware – netball, mixed hockey and rugby. They were closely fought matches played in a terrific spirit of camaraderie, and at the end of the day, sport was definitely the winner (I would say that). Mr Whitmore may have been smarting at his boys being beaten, but then I guess he is responsible for coaching last year’s leavers so well in the first place.
At the end of last term I announced the appointment of this year’s senior prefects. It was with real delight this week that I appointed Anna Whitford and Harry Lobb as our Head Girl and Head Boy respectively, with Amelia Grigg and Oliver Holdsworth as their two Deputies. Each of the senior prefects has chosen a specific area where they wish to serve the school, and they will work with the larger group of school prefects bringing leadership to tutors groups, subject clinics, charitable works, house competitions, school order, to name a few areas. They are an impressive group of young adults and my Thursday morning breakfasts with the Heads, Deputies and the Heads of Boarding will, I’m sure, be lively and informative.
I hope that our mums and dads have all sat down with this term’s calendar for a ‘diary session’. There is much to commend to you. Tonight (Monday) I look forward to welcoming parents of pupils in the Lower Sixth. Other events coming soon are a welcome evening for parents of 1st year pupils and new parents of pupils in 2nd and 3rd years (next Monday), as well as a welcome BBQ for all parents sponsored by the Friends of Truro School (Friday 20th). The partnership between home and school is high on my list of priorities and I am enjoying my ongoing quest to get to know our Truro School families. Many names learnt, many more to go!
Mr A S Gordon-Brown