Leadership within Truro School's Sixth Form Community

While academic study is important, the Sixth Form is a time to grow as a person and become an active part of the community – both within school, and beyond.

Many Sixth Form students make an important contribution to the life of the school; whether representing their peers through the democratically-elected Sixth Form Association, serving as prefects, or acting as counsellors to younger pupils. We aim to help students become active, committed people, aware of their communities and the wider world, and ready to make a difference. We are therefore delighted that many decide to work on a voluntary basis – locally, nationally or internationally – before moving on to university or work.

Meanwhile, the Burrell Society welcomes regular guest speakers, and there are opportunities to represent the school through the national Mock EU Council, the Model United Nations, the Young Enterprise competition and contests for public speaking. Some Sixth Form students support the wider community through World AIMS (Action In Methodist Schools); producing a regular magazine, attending the annual conference and leading World AIMS Week – which has included a Cultural Olympiad and a simulated disaster response. Others play a prominent role in the school’s Amnesty International, Environmental, Fair Trade and Charity committees.

A highlight of the Sixth Form is our biennial trip to Uganda, working with disadvantaged street children through our link school in Kampala.