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
Presenter, Outside Source
BBC World News and BBC World Service
Ros Atkins presents the BBC’s innovative TV news programme Outside Source. It’s live Monday-Thursday at 2000 and 2100 GMT on BBC World News and BBC News Channel in the UK.
Prior to this he was an award-winning news anchor of BBC World Service radio.
Ros has hosted coverage of many major stories around the world for BBC News, including Brexit, numerous international summits, the Greek debt crisis, the death of Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama’s first election victory and inauguration, the football World Cups in Germany and South Africa, the Charles Taylor verdict, London’s 2012 Olympic Games and Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Ros has hosted live BBC programmes from an array of locations around the world from a bar in Soweto, to a prison in Indianapolis, to Downing Street and the European Council in Brussels.
Ros has also made a number of documentaries for the BBC. All That Stands in the Way which looked at gender inequality through the lives of four teenage girls in Iceland, UK, Lesotho and Jordan. You can see it here.
Living With Tourists examines the relationship between tourist and host. You can hear it here.
Ros spent most of his childhood Cornwall in the South-West of England, but has also lived in the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and South Africa. Ros has maintained a keen interest in Africa and the Caribbean, and has been deployed by the BBC to cover the Trinidad carnival, the Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana, xenophobic violence in South Africa and many other stories.
Ros is also the founder of the multi-award-winning 50:50 Project which is a global initiative which seeks to ensure the fair representation of women in media content.
Ros lives in South-East London with his wife and two daughters.
You can follow him on twitter @BBCRosAtkins.
Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri, (to be rather than to seem to be) captures the essence of our identity. From Nursery right through to Sixth Form the Truro School Community shares the same values and approach to education which help to shape our identity. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual. Click on the links below to find out more.
DEVELOPING INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE AT EVERY LEVEL
Because we believe that academic excellence is an important part of human excellence. Every child is an individual and we celebrate and develop their uniqueness, helping them to become an independent learner and encouraging each child to explore, understand and cultivate their talent and abilities, whatever they may be.
To inspire creativity, ignite imaginations and help each pupil to find and fully develop his or her talents.
Because we value the development of pupils’ imaginative and creative dimensions as well as their characters. Through a broad curriculum and wide range of co-curricular activities, pupils discover the important balance between creative and logical thinking. These opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter discovers their hidden gifts, developing a sense of individuality and a confidence in their own abilities.
DEVELOPING PUPILS WHO ARE AT EASE WITH THEMSELVES AND EACH OTHER
Because we want every pupil to be comfortable in their own skin, celebrating the uniqueness of each individual in the school community. Through drama, presenting and public speaking opportunities, as well as appearing in productions and concerts, pupils learn key communication skills and gain the confidence to prosper in the real world.
To forge pupil characters and ambition through challenges and opportunities.
Because we believe that essential life skills are often best taught outside of the classroom, balancing an academic education. Through a wide-ranging co-curricular programme, we offer every child the chance to participate, perform and lead in the fields of their choice. In a competitive world these opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter develops essential life skills and an ambition for life.
DEVELOPING STUDENTS WHO RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE AND THE WORLD AROUND THEM
Because our mission challenges us to be a vibrant community which enables people to live their lives to the full and transform society for the better. Located in the heart of Cornwall, our distinctive, serene location supports the development of balanced, unpretentious and reflective children who understand their role as global citizens.
ENCOURAGING PUPILS TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN WAY OF THINKING
Because we encourage pupils towards a personally developed life philosophy. Underlying all that we do is a solid foundation based on the ethos and values of Christianity. We nurture and challenge each individual child in a caring environment that is inclusive, enjoys the diversity within our School Community and beyond, and supports a genuine desire to question what we see and what we know.