Speech Day

Speech Day at both the Prep and Senior School is a celebration of all the remarkable achievements from the academic year gone by.

It is a time for parents, pupils, students and staff to come together, to reflect, to commend those who are awarded prizes for sustained attainment and for commitment and effort throughout the year and to prepare our leavers for the next stage in their lives.

Senior Speech Day 2023

As our year of compassion drew to a close, Truro School gathered for the final time at the Hall for Cornwall. Marking the end of another fabulous school year, it was a rousing celebration of the achievements of all our pupils across the school and an opportunity to bid fond farewells to our 2023 leavers.

Staff, pupils and parents were welcomed by the Head of Governors, Richard Thomas, who thanked everyone for their effort and support throughout the year. Mr Johnson then took to the stage to thank all those who have contributed so much, in so many ways, to the thriving community that is Truro School. Our guest speaker, Max Levene, economist and disability awareness campaigner, and Old Truronian (CO10), spoke with humour, poignance and inspiration.

Prep Speech Day 2023

After such a busy and exciting year at Truro School Prep, it was wonderful to come together as a community of staff, pupils and their families to celebrate the hard work, determination and progress made by our amazing children.

With a presentation to Head Gardener Colin Dower, who is retiring after 49 years of service to Truro School, an inspiring speech from Gillian Burke and some outstanding singing from our boy choristers, it was a truly moving event.

A huge well done to all of our prize winners and thanks to everyone involved in making the occasion so memorable.

Senior Speech Day 2022

“Dare to dream, dare to ask and when you are given an opportunity grab it with both hands and make it possible.”

A fantastic finale to the school year took place with the return of the Senior Speech Day where we welcomed pupils, students, staff, family and friends from across our community, nationally and internationally.

Speeches included our Head Girl and Head Boy, our Chair of Governors, Mr Richard Thomas, our Head, Mr Andy Johnson and it was an honour to welcome guest speaker Director, and Old Truronian, James Hawes.

Prep Speech Day 2022

Celebrations, applause and emotions were on the agenda for this year’s Prep Speech Day as we welcomed pupils, family, and friends to celebrate the achievements of another fantastic year. During the afternoon we also said fond farewells to our Year 6, to who we wish every success in their ventures up to Senior School, and to our superb Head of Prep, Sarah Patterson.

“We thank you, we wish you well, and we know that you leave this school both greatly enhanced, and in tremendously safe hands.”

Senior Speech Day 2021

A huge thank you to Sophie Daud, Chair of the Y7 (official youth engagement group for the G7 Leaders’ Summit), for sharing her inspiring and motivating words about the role and impact that young leaders can have in the world.

After a year of uncertainties and changes it was with great pleasure, and some relief, that we were able to welcome prize winners and Upper Sixth students, along with their parents, to celebrate another busy and successful year.

Prep Speech Day 2021

With great pleasure, we welcomed our guest speaker, Mr Chris Lubbe, and our audience of Year 6 pupils and parents, to this morning’s Prep Prize Giving.

An internationally acclaimed inspirational keynote speaker and storyteller, Chris shared his incredible story of resistance against ‘apartheid’, keeping his audience spell-bound as he took them on a journey of discovery.

Chris was joined on the stage by Chair of Governors, Richard Thomas, Truro School Head, Andy Johnson, Head of Prep, Sarah Patterson, Deputy Head of Prep, James Frewer and most importantly, all of our super Prep prize winners.

Senior Speech Day 2020

The Headmaster and Governors are pleased to invite you to join them for Virtual Speech Day

Guest speaker Ros Atkins (CO93), BBC Presenter, Outside Source, BBC World News & BBC World Service.

Speech Day will be available on Friday 3 July 2020, from 10.30am on the the link below.

Prep Speech Day 2020

Prep Speech Day 2020 had a slightly more virtual and socially distanced format this year. Instead of pupils gathered in the Assembly Hall and proud parents watching, the prizes were filmed ready for parents to watch this morning.

Year 6 then made their way outside where they collected their prizes from the table where Ms Patterson directed them to their prize instead of shaking their hands.

Senior Speech Day 2019

Parents, friends and pupils gathered in the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre on Friday 5 July to celebrate all of the remarkable achievements from the academic year.

This year, we welcomed guest speaker and Truro School Alumni, Tim Just, Head of Space at UK Research and Innovation, alongside The Headmaster, Mr Andrew Gordon-Brown and Chairman of Governors, Mr Kim Conchie.

Students from each year group were awarded prizes for sustained attainment and for commitment and effort throughout the year. School prizes were awarded to excellent ambassadors, all of whom demonstrate great commitment and achievement in their fields.

Prep Speech Day 2019

Offshore and ocean sailor Susie Goodall joined our Year 3 to 6 pupils, their families and friends to celebrate the children’s endeavours, aspirations and achievements at this year’s Prep Speech Day.

The Welcome was given by Kim Conchie, Chair of Governors and the Opening Prayer by Andrew Gordon-Brown, Headmaster. Sarah Patterson, Head of Prep, then delivered her reflection on the year gone by before distributing prizes alongside Guest Speaker Susie Goodall, who talked about the importance of embracing new chapters in her inspirational speech. Billy S then expressed the vote of thanks before a final blessing by Reverend Aubin de Gruchy.

The Truro School Identity

Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri (to be, rather than to seem to be), captures the essence of our identity and is defined by the 5 C's below. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual.

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