Date Posted... Jul 5th 2024




Absolutely Fabulous Prep Speech Day

It was with great pleasure that Truro School Prep welcomed British comedian, writer and actress, Helen Lederer to our annual Speech Day and Prize Giving.

The afternoon was opened by Joint Vice Chair of Governors, Mrs Liz Garner, who welcomed parents, staff and pupils before she reflected on Truro School’s Values; Curiosity, Confidence, Compassion, Curiosity and Courage, this year’s value.

She remarked, “Courage comes in many forms… it can be very small but our actions do need a little challenge, perhaps a little fear. This takes bravery; having courage is hard.” She urged our pupils to take courage because, through courageous steps, we can head forward into new adventures, new challenges and new ways of thinking.

Head of Truro School, Mr Andy Johnson led an opening prayer before our Boy Choristers took to the stage for two beautiful songs, the gentle ‘View Me Lord’ and a bouncy rendition of Psalm 150, written by a former chorister in 1967.

Head of Prep, Mr Rob Morse then gathered his reflections on the past year, noting the impressive raft of daily and weekly extracurricular activities and achievements our Prep Pupils have experienced, alongside their hard work in the classroom.

Mr Morse also spoke of the importance of our values and the need for kindness, honesty, work and friendship. In all of these areas, we get what we give. He reminded pupils, that, as they step into their new year groups and new schools, “It is kindness and service to others that makes our school what it is.”

It was then time for a cornucopia of awards, cups and prizes to be handed out to our phenomenal Prep pupil body before Helen Lederer gave an entertaining and insightful speech to close the afternoon.

Well done to all of our prize winners and thanks to the guests and families who attended the event. It was a fitting and moving end to another fantastic year at Truro School Prep.