Headmaster’s Blog Wednesday 16 October 2013

I am very grateful to so many students of our Sixth Form who gave up their Wednesday evening to represent the school at our Sixth Form Open Evening. A quote from a current parent captures it well; Without exception the pupils were fantastic ambassadors for their subjects. I always feel Truro School displays great confidence in deploying its students to speak directly to other would-be students.”  It was also exciting to welcome so many students and families who are considering Truro School Sixth Form for the first time. In my talk I reiterated my now oft quoted vision of Truro School as a beacon of excellence, of a Sixth Form that is challenging, demanding, internationally minded and gives young men and women a springboard into great universities, colleges or jobs.


At quarter to midnight on Saturday the dance floor was still packed, and as Les and the Licks played out their final tune, the encore for “More!” was loud and joyful. The gala dinner to celebrate the opening of the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre was a truly memorable occasion and I am so grateful for all the support we had for the evening. We have raised a super sum of money in support of water sports, thanks to the generous sponsorship of so many friends and to our parents and governors who turned up in good number.


Our annual Open Morning takes place this coming Saturday. It’s an opportunity for visitors to meet our excellent teachers in a relaxed setting, to sample a whole host of activities and try out things they haven’t done before; relaxing in a French café, attending a drama masterclass with a guest actress, building a fruit battery and getting stuck into some dissection in the Biology labs, to mention just a few things. Oh, and a tour of the new sports centre is a must. If you’re a current Truro School family you are also very welcome – why not bring a friend?


With our annual Hall for Cornwall concert now just a week away, tickets are nearly sold out.  But there may well be a trade in tickets on the black market! Last Friday I attended the unofficial rehearsal for the HfC and can tell you that we are in for a treat.


Finally, I commend to you the latest exhibition in the Heseltine Gallery.  Kerry Harding, a local artist and parent is showing a body of new work under the title Coast Matter.


Andrew Gordon-Brown