Life Experiences

Here at Truro School, we are passionate about taking our pupils’ personal development global to get the most out of life experiences.

Some of our trips are linked to academic subjects, others are cultural, and there are numerous sport and music tours. See below some examples of our previous and upcoming trips at Truro School.

French Trip to Nice 2019

‘Personally the highlight of this trip for me was visiting Monaco for the day, we went to the oceanographic museum which was incredible and went past all the designer shops which were all located in decorative buildings and were absolutely gorgeous. Later on we visited the Jardin Exotique de Monaco which had amazing views of Monaco and honestly the largest cacti I had seen! Lastly we went to a basketball game in the evening which was the perfect way to end the trip. In addition to all this, the weather was glorious which was a bonus and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers to have taken us.’ By Poppy Jessup

Manchester Netball and Football Tour March 2019

Netball – The Under 13 and Under 14 girls had a fantastic tour to Manchester, having three 2-hour training sessions with Manchester Thunder coaches. They worked on attacking, man to man defence and transition of the ball down the court. On the final day they played The Grange School where they were able to put their newly learnt skills into practise. All 16 players took to the court, playing 5 x 10 minutes. A new score was started for each period of play. The Grange were strong, Truro won 1, drew 1 and lost 3 but when the scores were added together lost by just 5 goals. A fantastic opportunity for all.

Football – Twenty-one Under 13, Under 14 boys and girls were treated to a wonderful experience at Manchester City training ground. They had the full training experience at the Etihad training camp, and even managed to have dinner at the Academy restaurant. They were coached the Manchester City way by three coaches from the club. They also had a tour of the Stadium which is adjacent to the training ground. The tour finished with a game against a local club side. Unfortunately, they were much older than our players and the score reflected it. However, it was much more about the experience than any score-line.

Surf Trip to Lagos, Portugal 2019

The Surf Experience Company in Lagos, Portugal, once again hosted us for a fabulous surf week in February this year.  They never disappoint.  Our party included three members of staff and seventeen students, some being excited first timers and the others even more excited returners including me for my fourth time.

Each day started out with a wholesome breakfast whilst psyching ourselves up by watching crazy surf clips.  The main body of the day included two surf sessions with instruction, split by a consistently amazing lunch on the beach – The Surf Experience did us proud with the catering, feeding the hungry hordes for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.

What works so well on the trip is the range of opportunity for all skill levels, from the beginners to advanced, or foamy to short board. For those surfing for the first time, it was wonderful to see the progress over the week, starting with beach-based instruction and then into the sea to begin learning how to paddle effectively and then “get-up”, ride the wave towards the beach and paddle back out to get the next one.  Addictive, fun, and exhausting – no wonder the lovely food disappeared in no time.

For the more experienced, hunting for the best waves was all part of the fun, driving off-road on the “quest” in a small group. The waves were sick this year; barrels to be had, carves to be performed and all of this in heavy, clean and sunny conditions – you name it, we had it.

On two separate occasions our group ventured into the depths of the old town of Lagos for a more a seriously tasty meal.  The Steak on Stone restaurant outing was a highlight which involves cooking your own steaks on a seriously hot stone.  The end to our week came with a delicious Mexican meal including burritos for the main and churros for dessert.

Camaraderie was brilliant, with all ages mixing from 1st Year to Sixth Form, lots of laughter, pranking and support on-wave and off.

Many thanks to Mr Meads for leading the trip, to all the staff for caring for everyone, and to the Surf Experience for such a quality holiday.

By Harry Corden-Lloyd

Tennis Camp to the Algarve 2019

Our tennis players enjoyed a six-day tennis camp at the Algarve’s prestigious Vale do Lobo resort where they enjoyed focused sessions on technique, movement, tactics and match-play.

The camp, which was run in association with 5 Star Tennis Holidays, also featured friendly matches against Colston’s School, Stowe School and Bradfield College.

Off court activities included watching the pros play exhibition tennis, paddle tennis, quiz time, crazy golf and Jacuzzi time in the luxurious apartments by the beach.

If you would like any further information about School matches, coaching or Portugal’s 2020 trip, please contact Steven Askey on [email protected]

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