Headmaster’s Blog – Wednesday 28 May 2014

Last week was another big week of public exams. Many of the Upper Sixth, who are now also on study leave, have been sticking to familiar routines, and coming in to school to revise whilst maintaining contact time with teachers.  It’s obviously one of the most important times of the year for many pupils at Truro School and I’m pleased with the focused approach our pupils seem to be taking.  We continue to wish them all the best for the coming weeks.


In the midst of exams, it’s great to see other aspects of school life going on with usual gusto. We saw our girls’ cricket team move into the last eight of the National Competition with a win against Wadebridge School so well done to them. Friday afternoon was the 1st -3rd Year Junior Swimming Gala at the school, which was great fun, and not a little noisy. It’s a pleasure to see the ability of our swimmers improving all the time as our swimming programme gathers momentum; something particularly evident in the recent contest vs Truro High School. Last week also saw some excellent surfing news, as the Truro School Surf Academy competed at the Cornish Schools Surfing Championships in Newquay for the very first time.


Please take a moment when you can to have a read of History Prefect Jack Harvey’s second edition of his magazine, Rigor Mortis. Jack has put together an impressive collection of informative articles on Strikes through the ages that not only adds to his experience and portfolio, but truly enriches the vigorous content of our website.


If you haven’t yet seen the front cover of this week’s West Briton, I would encourage you to take a look. Truro School Head Girl Anna Whitford spoke to their Chief Reporter in a plea to the world to resume the search for the four sailors who have gone missing in the Atlantic. Anna learned to sail with Andrew Bridge, one of the four, and spoke of his ability, his experience and his sense of humour. She drew attention to an online petition which, at time of writing, sits at nearly 240,000 signatures, symbolising the difference people can make when they come together. Anna approached us with the desire to help and we are very proud of the confidence and determination she showed in reaching out to the Cornish community. Our thoughts are with the families at this difficult time.


I wish you all a relaxing half term and am looking forward to wrapping up the school year in fine style.  The week we return is the Royal Cornwall Show. Do come and visit the TS stand and don’t miss the pre-lunch drinks reception on Saturday, hosted by the Friends of Truro School.


Andrew Gordon-Brown