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Over 70 Clubs and Activities

Combined with our academic curriculum, our wide and varied co-curricular programme ensures that students thrive through a holistic and rounded education.

The rich variety of clubs and activities help pupils to develop friendships and a unique identity through hobbies and common interests, whilst actively embracing the skills of classmates.

There are over 70 clubs on offer before and after school every Monday to Friday. From taking the plunge in our swimming pool to getting creative in Design Technology club, there is bound to be something that piques your child’s interest. The extensive list of clubs and activities on offer also relieves some of the pressure on busy parents, with something happening after school every day to keep our students busy and engaged.

We believe that a rich co-curricular life is the key ingredient to aiding character development in our students. Whilst having fun participating in a wide range of activities, without academic pressures, pupils can learn a new skill or extend existing skills. This in turn develops their confidence, leadership, teamwork and independent-thinking, communication skills, social development across all year groups and broadens horizons.

Cookery

Our state of the art cookery school runs after school clubs exclusively for Truro School Pupils. A range of different courses are offered all aimed at teaching a wide variety of cookery skills – from basic knife skills to more complex meat and fish preparation, sauces, pastries and bread. Our aim is that every pupil can leave Truro School equipped with the knowledge required to buy and prepare a wide range of seasonal ingredients and recipes – either for life on a budget at University or entertaining guests with style and flair. All ingredients and takeaway containers are provided to make life easier for busy families – with the added benefit of supper made one night a week!

Charity Committees

Each year, Truro School raises over £15,000 for different organisations. This committee meets regularly to research and vote about which charities the School will support on our charity days. Students can come along to put forward their ideas about charities to support, plan presentations, write speeches, organise activities, design posters and present in chapel. All years welcome

Christian Union

1st-3rd Year students have the opportunity to learn more about the Christian faith in a fun and friendly atmosphere and to explore their own faith in different ways. Through various tasks, activities and games, we discover the meaning of Jesus’ teachings and how this applies to our daily lives. JCU is a safe and enjoyable environment for students to participate, discussing the topics and sharing their ideas and opinions. This is a time which enables student to develop their thoughts about the faith, whether it is to explore the faith further or to grow in their own faith.

4th Year-Upper Sixth students have the opportunity to learn more about the Christian faith in a fun and friendly atmosphere and to explore their own faith in different ways. Through various tasks, activities and games, we discover the meaning of Jesus’ teachings and how this applies to our daily lives. SCU is a safe and enjoyable environment for students to participate, discussing the topics and sharing their ideas and opinions. The aim of every meeting is to discern who God calls us to be and the way in which we are called to live.

Truro School’s motto is “To be rather than seem to be” and this is the way that the Bible teaches us to live; being truthful to God, to others and to ourselves. This is a quality that we uphold and aim to develop

Volunteering

Pupils may volunteer at local nurseries, charity shops, Truro School Prep and at the Truro Methodist Church. This may count towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award and pupils not participating in the award are welcome.

Book Club

Meet up to talk about what you’ve been reading and each term there will be a different book to read and discuss.

Fishing

Pupils will have the opportunity to participate in shore fishing at a variety of fishing marks in the local area.

Chess

British No.1 Chess player Michael Adams has been the leading English Chess professional for over 20 years after leaving Truro School to further his extraordinary career.  If you want to join Chess Club we can’t make you a Grandmaster overnight, but you can play at local and regional level with practice. Games for experts and for Beginners, who can learn the moves in two sessions.

Wargaming

Groups of pupils try their hands at some of the most popular specialist board games, mostly historical simulations and/or resource management. Offers pupils opportunities for competitive interaction, problem solving and teamwork, not to mention broadening their knowledge and understanding of the past.

Puzzle Club

Pupils can come along to solve word-based puzzles, including learning how to solve cryptic crosswords. We will also play word games such as Scrabble.

Astronomy

Astronomy is one of the oldest natural sciences and it continues to play a key role in furthering our understanding of the universe and its contents – What is out there? Learn about the tools and methods of astronomical observation whilst embarking on practical projects covering observation of the sky and even construction of observational instruments. There is an opportunity for motivated students to work towards a full GCSE in Astronomy

Computer Programming and Robotics

Pupils interested in programming and physical computing will have the opportunity to: develop their programming skills using Scratch, other block-based languages, Python & Arduino Sketches; build robots or other devices using Raspberry Pis, Arduinos or MicroBits; programme physical computing devices, such as robots, buggies and traffic lights. Beginners and experts welcome.

The Truro School Identity

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.