On Tuesday the 1st XV rugby side played a very strong Australian touring team, King’s Parramatta. During the second half Liam was brought on the field and made an immediate impact with a couple of bone shaking tackles. He also carried the ball well and made useful metres.
Wednesday afternoon saw the last 2nd XV rugby fixture of the term. A number of the boarders played and comfortably beat Redruth 36-10, which has left the 2nd XV top of the Cornish league table. Well done boys.
On Thursday the 5th Year mock exams began with all students utilising the library to good effect during prep. A number of them have requested for it to stay open longer in order that they can complete some extra revision.
During Friday evening The Friends of Truro School Christmas Fair took place in the dining hall. A number of boys were involved either helping out at the event or running a stall as part of the Young Enterprise programme. Thanks go to Joe who also helped out at the junior disco.
Once again on the last Sunday of term the house was well represented on the sporting front when Liam played for the 1st XV rugby team against the Cornwall U17 team. The School pulled away towards the end of a well contested game that ended 36-8, with another strong performance from him.
Finally, the boarders’ Christmas service and meal took place on Sunday evening. This was the last boarding event of the term and it was important that all staff and support staff who are involved with boarding shared in this meal. Due to this event being well supported there was a great sense of community and the celebrations with the boarders was a lovely ending to a very busy term.
I must express my appreciation to those who helped to make the evening a very enjoyable and memorable one. To my wife Jackie, and Mrs Mulready for their help in the organisation, planning and setting up. On the day thanks also go to Miss Thompson, and my daughter Bryony, for giving up their time to help. All of our efforts were rewarded and complemented by a fantastic meal.
Many thanks must go to Dave and Cath in the catering department and all their staff who made the occasion a very memorable one.
Also many thanks to all of those who gave speeches from each of the houses with Pentreve’s Justus, Mikel and Enric, Malvern’s Leanne and Trennick’s Joe all speaking very well.
The ‘Oscars Ceremony’ was a fun addition, where house staff presented a number of comedy awards to members of their respective houses. Awards were given for the most hair care products used, the boarder who owned the most shoes, bravery awards, and the slowest walker to name just a few!
There was an interactive Christmas quiz which consisted of questions on music and film with a Trennick team taking the winning prize.
The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the impromptu dancing that concluded the evening. It was great to see everybody including the staff enjoying themselves and throwing some shapes to such hits as ‘YMCA’, ‘Cha Cha Slide’ and ‘Gangnam Style’; a very fitting end to the last boarding weekend of the term.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Mr A & Mrs J Lawrence