Date Posted... Dec 6th 2023




Isles of Scilly Pupils off to a Great Start

When it comes to making the most of your experience at School, one of the best things we suggest is for pupils to involve themselves as much as possible in our co-curricular activities programme, with over 100 clubs and activities available there is never time to get bored.  With this in mind, we’d like to say a big well done to our new intake of  Isles of Scilly Boarders, who have thrown themselves headlong into life at Truro School.

As well as joining in the many evening and weekend boarding activities,  during their first term both Kenny and Maddie took part in the production ‘A Christmas Carol’. Maddie played Belle, Scrooge’s long-suffering girlfriend, and Kenny took the role of snivelling Joe, the old tinker who bought the bed sheets from Scrooge’s deathbed whilst still warm. The production perfectly captured the essence of Victorian Britain, with a captivating set in the Burrell Theatre, transformed with cobblestones, Scrooge’s office and the Cratchit’s kitchen.

Additionally, IOS students have excelled in sports this term. Kenny led and won the senior boys’ heat in the ESCA cross-country competition by a significant margin, he will now compete in the Cornwall Schools championships hosted by Truro School in January. Tom and Samson have also played in the first-team football, with Samson as goalkeeper.  Tom has made an impressive start to his CTEC extended diploma, and Samson’s piano skills can often be heard throughout the boarding house on an evening.

Matilda, who is now in 5th Year, played up a group in netball last season, contributing to the U16 netball team’s victory in the national bowl title and representing Truro School in the World School Games Netball Championship. She also captained the U16 hockey team at their county tournament a few weeks ago.

Congratulations to all the Islanders for their significant contributions to life here at Truro School. We eagerly anticipate their academic progress and achievements on the sports fields and the stage. Rumour has it that some may even be treading the boards at the Edinburgh Fringe next summer.