It feels like Spring is definitely here. The croci (or is it crocuses?) are beginning to bloom along the edge of the ‘Snake’ leading up to school. The shades were out this morning as I watched our home fixtures. The girls were up against Mount Kelly on the netball courts and our boys were hosting West Cornwall football teams. Meanwhile the boys’ junior hockey team has been touring Taunton. Other sporting news is the triumph of our Under 12 girls’ hockey team who became county champions this week – many congratulations. Our sporting partner Truro Fencing Club were also celebrating this week as the Club now holds all six national sabre titles in every age range – something that no other club or school has ever achieved before. And four of those titles were won by Truro School pupils – richly deserved after their hard work and dedication.
Our students and staff are never short of ideas and energy to support good causes and raise money for various charities. The Senior and Junior Charity Concerts held this week are a shining example of this. Two hugely enjoyable evenings of entertainment planned, organised and executed by the boys and girls, showcasing their musical talent to support the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The theatre was packed on both nights and together the concerts raised over £1000 for the MNDA. From ballads to rapping – there certainly was something for every taste!
It was great to read in the West Briton this week about our Sixth Form student Phoebe Piercy who has written, produced and co-directed a musical called The Sickle and Scythe – no mean feat! This creation is the culmination of her Extended Project Qualification, a popular option on our sixth form curriculum. I would encourage you to come and see it – Tuesday 17 March and Wednesday 18 March in the Burrell Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets are available through the CRBO and the proceeds are going to help fund the school trip to the Edinburgh Fringe in August.
Finally a welcome to our French Exchange pupils who arrive here from Lyon on Tuesday – I hope they enjoy their stay.
Andrew Gordon-Brown, Headmaster