Taking care of your wellbeing, both body and mind, is really important while isolated at home.
You may feel bored, frustrated or lonely. You may also be low, worried or anxious, or concerned about your own health or those close to you. It’s important to remember that it is normal to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently. Remember, this situation is temporary and these difficult times will pass.
There are lots of inventive ways to help us with our wellbeing and we invite everyone to get involved in the House competitions for weekly fun and games. In addition, the Rev. has been broadcasting his services regularly (see below) and the co-curricular section of moodle will have lots of ideas to get involved with.
The following tips and links here are intended to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing during this time. Truro School is also offering support throughout the closures and if you need help or you are worried about another pupil please do not hesitate to contact your tutor or the pastoral team on firstname.lastname@example.org (Senior School) or email@example.com (Prep School). These email addresses are constantly monitored.
This is a difficult time for us all. All our families have had a change to their normal lives. Many children and adults are worried. The following practical ideas may help:
If you need help or you are worried about another pupil please contact your tutor or the pastoral team on firstname.lastname@example.org (Senior School) or email@example.com (Prep School). These email addresses are constantly monitored.
We came across this interesting diagram which helps you to identify who you are and who you want to be during this time, either in the Fear Zone, Learning Zone or Growth Zone.
It’s important to note that learning does require overcoming a little bit of fear, but sometimes it’s the only way to reach growth and ultimately for us to benefit, even from the worst kind of situation.
Young people can use the following website which offers guidance:
If you are interested and it doesn’t cause you greater stress, the links below give some of the key facts.
If you are worried about any online activity amongst children in our school community, please contact the pastoral team by email on firstname.lastname@example.org (Senior School) or email@example.com (Prep School)
Our children are spending more time online during the school closure and providing a safe environment online can be challenging. Please take time as a family to check you have appropriate filters on your house broadband. The following recommendations are to support online safety and interaction amongst both parents and students.
For children and young people
You may also be interested in:
An engaging set of activities to explore a range of online concerns such as sharing and password security:
A general quiz for students to reflect on their online activities:
Aimed at 8-10 year olds, a set of videos and accompanying games to reflect on their online interaction with strangers and friends:
A smart device keyboard that helps you to reflect on your online relationships and interactions:
Online Tai Chi sessions with local provider:
This guidance sets out some principles and priorities for supporting children and young people with hidden vulnerabilities and their families and includes good practice examples and links to some organisations that may be able to help.
There are lots of inventive ways to help us with our wellbeing and we invite everyone to get involved in the House competitions for weekly fun and games. In addition, the Rev. has been broadcasting his services regularly and the co-curricular section of moodle will have lots of ideas to get involved with.
The document below was written by a student, for students, to help them through remote learning.
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.