Headmaster’s Blog – Saturday 6 September 2014  

On Tuesday, a lively and excited bunch of boys and girls made their way to the school fields for a day of team building, problem solving and making friends. The sun was shining and smiles were aplenty. It’s great seeing the infectious enthusiasm of our 1st Years on their induction day.  I enjoyed meeting them in Chapel at the start of the day to wish them well in this exciting next chapter.   Our community extends them a very warm welcome.


It was then off to the Burrell Theatre to meet the Lower Sixth.  I love observing students negotiate the transition into the Sixth Form.  There is sufficient flexibility in our interpretation of business attire to allow each person to express themselves and, with the benefit of a long summer holiday and the chance for some retail therapy, they were looking their sartorial best. How nice to welcome so many new faces who have chosen Truro School Sixth Form. This has made for an exciting social dynamic as they become integrated with those coming up from the 5th Year.


This weekend we welcome the Classes of ’64, 74, 84, 94 and 2004 to our Truro School Annual Reunion Weekend.    Today saw rugby, hockey and netball matches and the grapevine pointed to lots of lively support and possibly a visit from Cornish Pirates squad members. Look out for news of how the 1st XV of 2014-15 got on against the ‘team who went to Twickenham’ in 2011. Money raised will be for Cancer Research.


I am looking forward to the black tie dinner this evening.  All the while another group of Former Pupils will be part of a troop performing Haydn’s Creation from scratch in the Chapel.    I fear that my powers of bi-location will be tested!  Tomorrow, as part of the reunion celebrations, we will hold our Chapel Anniversary Service.  Please join us at 11am if you would like to attend.


Tonight, The Hill will be also be alive with the Sound of Music, at the Burrell Theatre’s first Come Along Sing Along event.  For more information, call the Box Office on 01872 246038.


Welcome back – I hope everyone enjoyed a thoroughly restful summer.


Andrew Gordon-Brown