140th Anniversary Celebrations

On Monday 20 January 2020, Truro School celebrated its 140th birthday!

We are celebrating in many different ways

As a community we marked this 140th year in several ways – from planting 140 trees around the campus, sponsoring and adding our own touches to the “Hedgehog Roundabout” and producing a digital collage of how Truro School pupils, past and present, and staff have followed John Wesley’s quote “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

There was a Thanksgiving Service for the whole school at 2pm on 20 January. Alumni from the 40’s to the present day addressed pupils, briefly, on the recollections of school life before cutting our birthday cake. Following this service, the Sixth Former’s arranged a party for all pupils during which they will take part in some fun games and activities.

The day’s charitable funds will be donated to Shelterbox who are working closely with their local contacts in Australia, including Rotary and the Australian Red Cross, to understand the kind of support they might be able to offer families who have lost their homes. They are also currently working to support families who have lost their homes in Syria, responding to tropical storms and an earthquake in the Philippines, and disasters in Ethiopia and Somaliland.

We are excited to celebrate in the following ways

  • Thanksgiving Service followed by birthday party. This will be attended by alumni representing the decades, and with cutting of the birthday cake (to be filmed and made available later)
  • We will be planting 140 trees around the grounds of Truro School
  • 140 ceramic flowers have been created by pupils and staff which are to be displayed on the St Clements Hill roundabout, close to the School.
  • 140 Good Deeds project – our community have been sending images of themselves completing good deeds and emailing them to The final ones will be included in a montage display. More contributions are very welcome.
  • 140 specially selected objects from the School Archive will be compiled by Jo Wood, Researcher and Archivist at the School. Alumni are welcome and requested to send in their suggestions.
  • We have added a very special 140th Anniversary Mug to the alumni memorabilia collection.  Available at £15.00 – email – all profits to Truro School Foundation
  • On Saturday 13 June we are delighted to present the 140th Anniversary Gala. Truro School will be hosting a gala opera concert with Truro Choral Society, Duchy Opera and Truro Symphony Orchestra, plus special guest performers. Invitations and further information to follow in due course.
Keep an eye on the School’s news pages for more information and images.