Headmaster’s Blog – Saturday 28 June 2014  

For the second year in a row the sun shone on Sports Day. The competition was spirited, a few records were broken and it was a thoroughly enjoyable event.  It was super to see so many parents responding to my invitation to come along.  We served over 150 cream teas, which seems a rather good measure of success!  The final results will be announced at Colours Assembly on Thursday.


This week we have been host to over 500 visitors on the Truro School campus at a variety of events.


On Thursday pupils came from St Columb Academy to enjoy a host of activities run by our Sports Department; this was alongside our Junior School Arts Challenge. 


The Arts Challenge involved pupils from Bosvigo Junior School, Carclaze Community Primary School, Grampound Road Village C.E. School, Probus Community Primary School, St Francis Community Primary School and last year’s winners St Day and Carharack Community School coming to Truro School for a day of Art and Design. The task for the day was to create artwork based on their school crest and design images that could be used to promote their school.  It was a wonderful day of creative thinking and doing, and a pleasure to have such engaged and well behaved youngsters with us.  Our local primary schools are a source of many talented Truro School pupils and I’m delighted to be strengthening our ties within the local community.


And finally, Friday was the busiest day we have seen for a while with over 300 pupils on site taking part in the Cornwall School Games.  Along with Richard Lander and Penair, we were co-hosts of the event, now in its fourth year of existence.  There is nothing quite like the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre in the county, and it was excellent for it to be used by so many students from schools across Cornwall. Well done indeed to the Cornwall Sports Partnership for masterminding the event – long may it continue.


As we head towards the last week of term, and indeed of the academic year, there is much to look forward to. On Thursday at 2.30pm we go down to Truro Methodist Church for our end of year service, and then of course on Friday 4 July it is Speech Day.  The Prize-giving begins at 11.00am but, in a change from previous years, we are opening up parts of the school from 9.30am. You can visit the Heseltine Gallery to see the Art and Design and Technology pieces from the Pre-Prep to Sixth Form; or come along to the Burrell Theatre to hear about all that happens under the World AIMS umbrella; or make your way directly to the Sports Centre for some musical interludes.  After the Prize-giving, the Friends of Truro School are hosting celebratory drinks and nibbles for all visitors.


Andrew Gordon-Brown