Date Posted... May 16th 2024

Values Awards and Successes noted in Whole School Assembly

The whole school gathered to celebrate National Mental Health Week and the achievements and successes of our pupils.  Mr Johnson welcomed everyone and reminded them about the strength of our community here at Truro School. Values awards were announced for those members of our community who have exemplified our school values and the individuals and teams who have achieved recent success in sports, outdoor pursuits, drama and the many other facets of our school. All recognitions are listed below. Congratulations to everyone.

1st Year Freddie F For showing courage to develop new skills in using equipment, then consistently and voluntarily prioritising the needs of others by sharing his knowledge. 
2nd Year Verity B For consistently impressive attitude in her academic studies, she is now pushing towards 200 merits in the academic Year 
3rd Year William H For being a kind, supportive and compassionate member of 3M. He looks out for others when they might be having a difficult time. 
4th Year Jia X Y  

For applying consistent effort across her subjects and being an exemplary member of the year group. 

Lower Sixth Finlay L 

Matthew J 

Samson H 

For offering the fantastic services of their jazz band, which played at the Sports Dinner so brilliantly and organised all of the logistics, making the evening a memorable occasion. 

Congratulations to Gabriel O, who has represented the Eco-committee on the Truro School Sustainability Committee this year and has contributed maturely and constructively. 

After training all year and over many weekends, the students below completed the Ten Tors challenge last weekend, walking either 35 or 45 miles across Dartmoor. They did incredibly well, all finishing around midday and coping with some warm weather.   

 Thank you to everyone who helped with training, preparation and logistics this year. 

  35 Mile 

  • Oliver S – Team Leader 
  • Jack B H – Deputy Team Leader  
  • Alex T  
  • Theo T 
  • Trystan V  
  • James B 

35 Mile 

  • Jamie F – Team Leader 
  • James C – Deputy Team Leader 
  • Amelia H  
  • Sheba G 
  • Bear T  
  • Thomas H 

 35 Mile 

  • Roddy B – Team Leader 
  • Ella M – Deputy Team Leader 
  • Ted O 
  • Julia P 
  • Lowena WH 
  • Pippa N 

 45 Mile 

  • Noah B- Team Leader 
  • Sam S – Deputy Team Leader 
  • Luca K 
  • Alex B 
  • Joe D 
  • Ben N 

Students from all years have been taking their LAMDA exams over the past week.  They all put in impressively authentic performances at the LAMDA showcase evening earlier this month, so we have high hopes that their hard work will pay off.  Not only do they have to perform their drama pieces to a visiting examiner, but they also have to answer rigorous questions about the background of the plays they are studying.  Mr Oldfield and the Drama department wish them all well, and thanks go to Ms Rawlinson for her expert teaching. 

Last Friday night, the Sports Dinner enjoyed the jazz musings of Matt J, Finlay L and Samson H who performed marvellously and lent a suitably sophisticated ambience to the evening.  

On Tuesday, the Lower Sixth A-level Music set travelled to Fowey to give a lunchtime recital as part of the Fowey Festival, a nine-day packed festival of the arts that attracts many high-profile individuals from around the country. From singing to playing the piano, cornet, and flute, all of our Lower Sixth pupils performed as soloists and some as an ensemble. The large audience was most appreciative, and the feedback on the door at the end to our hosts compared many of our students to professional musicians. 

In Gymnastics, congratulations to Lola S, who was called up to compete in bars and vault at the Performance 3 National Final at the weekend. She competed in a team of five, and they did brilliantly on the National Stage. The SW team came 8th overall. 

In the last week, the U14 boys’ cricket team has won its first two games of the season against Penair and Penryn. Batting second in both games, they successfully chased totals of just over 100 inside 20 overs. Player of the match went to Felix B and Freddie G in the respective games for controlled scores of 30, which anchored the side to victory. 

Following the recent ski trip to Banff, the following pupils were recognised by the instructors and staff as being either the most valued team player or showing the most improvement over the week. 

Beginners Group: Amelia H & Sam S 

Intermediate Group: Ted O & Sam W 

Advanced Group: Louis T & Jackson P 


Truro won the Cornwall Schools Golf Championship by one point. Leon B, Harrison G and Archie R played some great golf. Archie won the individual event with an impressive 9 under 45 points. 

In swimming well done to Elsa C in the 1st Year, Arlo C in the 3rd Year and Benjamin O in the 4th Year for breaking records in this Year’s House swimming galas.  

In tennis, congratulations to Jonny C in the 2nd Year for winning the 16U singles final of the Kerrier Tennis Cup. Millie N also in the 2nd Year, won both singles and doubles under 16 titles. Well done to Jonny and Jacob in the 3rd Year who took the under 14s doubles title. Lilia T in the 4th Year won the under 18s Bridgewater tennis tournament over the weekend as well.