Keeping Connected

Number: 19 - April 2021

 

School News: Sing2G7 Launches

We are delighted to share news about an exciting new Children's outreach project, Sing2G7, featuring a song written by Sir Tim Rice.

The Sing2G7 project is led by Truro Cathedral in patnership with Truro School, the Diocese of Truro, Cornwall Music Services Trust, Cornwall Council and in collaboration with Y7, the Youth Summit which precedes and feeds into G7.

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Lieutenant Kiani Pay CO13

Lieutenant Kiani Pay stepped up to be part of the COVID-19 vaccine Quick Reaction Force, supporting the NHS in the South East of England. Her hard work recently featured in an article shared by The Ministry of Defence.

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In the News: Admissions increase at Truro School

 Truro School reports best admissions figures in 10 years. Article: Business Cornwall.

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Old Truronian Staff Feature:
David Pierce (TS 1975-1995)

David Pierce taught English and General Science at Truro School Prep for 20 years as well as coaching many young aspiring sporting talents, including Sir Ben Ainslie CO95, Laura Harper CO02 and Malcolm Bell CO87.

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Governor Opportunities

Have you ever wanted to have a closer connection to your old School but unsure as to how?

We are excited to be looking for two individuals to join the Truro School Governing Body. Old Truronians are undoubtedly best placed to understand the ethos and values of the School. For those of you in the earlier parts of your career, this is an opportunity to improve your skill set and gain Board experience and for those with more experience, an opportunity to offer something back to the Truro School community and family.

I would urge you to look at the advertisement on the School's website and if you are able to give of your time, please do apply. 

Richard Thomas
Chair of Governors

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Old Truronian Feature: Nancy Bowden CO15

Nancy is among the amazing healthcare providers who have worked with such commitment throughout the pandemic. She plans to further develop her knowledge and expertise, aspiring to become a 'Queen's Nurse' one day.

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Foundation Focus

Foundation Trustee, Paul Smith (Truro School Headmaster 2001-2012) explains why his connections with Truro School remain important.

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Old Truronian Feature:
Dan Worth CO03

Dan Worth, Senior Editor for Tes  (formerly Times Education Supplement), reminisces about his time at Truro School and updates us on his latest project - My Best Teacher podcast.

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Truro School Boy Choristers'
We hope you enjoy this video of the Boy Choristers' lockdown project, 'A Million Dreams' from 'The Greatest Showman' which they learnt during lockdown through their online rehearsals and recorded at home. The Boy Choristers range in age from 8-13 and are all educated at Truro School Prep and Truro School Senior.

https://youtu.be/D1hu1yBtxa0
Truro Cathedral Blog

In this blog post, Christopher Gray writes about the challenges that the choir faced during lockdown and how and why this project came into being. We are currently recruiting for Boy Choristers for next academic year, so if you know of a boy currently in year three at any school who loves singing and might be interested in this life-changing opportunity, please do ask them to get in touch with Chris Gray for an informal chat - christophergray@trurocathedral.org.uk

Kim's Comment:
A View from the Chamber

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Sir Patrick Vallance CO78

In a recent article in The Guardian newspaper, Old Truronian Sir Patrick Vallance CO78, talks of his former Truro School chemistry teacher Mr Jim Clark (TS 1974 - 1997) as being an early influence.

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In memory of
 HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

On 9 April 2021 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh passed away at the grand age of 99. One of his most notable initiatives was setting up the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE), which launched in 1956, and over six decades later sees close to 300,000 14-24-year-olds complete an Award every year.

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Old Truronian Feature:
Dr Matthias Kreimeyer CO95

Matthias is one of many German Old Truronians who attended Truro School for a year as part of the German education programme. Now Senior Vice President of a German company and part-time Lecturer at various universities in Germany, Austria and the US, he shares fond memories of his time at the School and the beautiful county in which it resides.

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Local to Truro?
Old Truronian's (under 25) and parents of current Truro School pupils can take advantage of discounted Associate Membership for the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre gym and swimming pool.

A 12 month membership is just £130
(equivalent of £10.83 per month)
OR
 A no contract monthly membership
(Direct Debit) costs £15 per month.

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