Keeping Connected

Number 20 - May 2021


School News
Success Overseas

Truro School's most successful application on record sees all students achieving one of their first-choice colleges in the most competitive application cycle on record.

Congratulations to Cameron, Jessica and Roman!


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Old Truronian Feature 
Matthew Pitman CO17

Matt spent much of his time at Truro School in the Burrell theatre where, with the help of fellow OT Swen Kearey CO02 and the Burrell team, he found his passion for photography and videography.

In this article Matt talks about the last four years spent creating social media content production through to music videos and broadcast journalism, working with clients such as Nokia and Superdry. He also talks about surviving lockdown and the exciting news of his latest venture - a new creative production agency: JAMZ.

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School News
G7 Summit Education packs

This month Truro School launched new educational resources for primary and secondary school teachers which include lesson plans and fun activites based around the G7 Summit which will be held this June in Carbis Bay, Cornwall.

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Old Truronian Feature 
Melody Huckle CO10

Melody, daughter of Old Truronian Staff Members Mark and Ruth Huckle, has followed in her parents footsteps by joining the teaching profession. Melody teaches primary age children in reception, Year 1 and Year 2 and in this article she talks about supporting her pupils during the challenges of lockdown and shares some exciting personal news with the Truro School community.

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Success Snippet 
Dr Harry Fonseca Williams CO10

Monday 10 May 2021 saw the LEAF charity (founded by Dr Harry Fonseca Williams CO10) lead the most biodiverse tree planting event in East African History with nearly 800 trees planted of over 100 species (many critically endangered).

Read Harry's story in the July Truronian.

Old Truronian Staff Feature
Jim Clark (TS 1974-1997)

Jim Clark taught Chemistry at Truro School for over 20 years before writing several textbooks and setting up 'Chemguide' in retirement. 'Chemguide' is a website used by virtually every A-Level Chemistry student in the UK and has around 1.4 million visits worldwide each month.

Read Jim's story in the July edition of the Truronian Magazine

School News
May Madness Fundraiser

In tribute to his brother who was stillborn, Truro School student James is raising money for Tommy's - a charity who provide funding for research into miscarriage, premature birth & stillbirth. James will be running 3km, cycling 3km, and rowing 1km everyday for 30 days of May.

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Old Truronian Feature 
Will Deary CO15

Last month Will flew to Madrid, Spain, to represent Team GB in fencing at the final qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics.

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Foundation Focus

A word from the Chairman, Graham Hooper.

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Old Truronian Feature 
Simon Dunstan CO06

Simon graduated from Cardiff University in 2011 with a masters in Applied Environmental Geology and worked in Australia until 2015. Now back in the UK Simon works as a Chartered Senior Environmental Consultant in the Contaminated Land and Hydrogeology team for Atkins, a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy. One of his recent projects received a 'highly commended' at the Brownfield Awards 2020.

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Congratulations to AJ and Julia - Married in the Cornish sunshine on
Thursday 13 May 2021!

Old Truronian Feature 
Tegan Allen CO13

With a Human Geography degree and 7 years experience working in the hospitality sector, Tegan identified gaps within waste management systems and training. So, she turned her attention towards addressing the issues endeavouring to find a solution. Read how plans for her new App could potentially reduce waste from Cornwall's hospitality industry by up to 40%.

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Archive Attic 
140th Anniversary of the Foundation Stone

This month Truro School Archivist, Jo Wood, details what happened 140 years ago in June 1881 when the Truro School foundation stone was laid at the present school site.

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This month we have launched the new Truro School Online Archive. The School Archive is brimming with photographs and old school publications documenting the years since the first time the school bell rang back in 1880. Click on the link below to take a look.

Truro School Online Archive

Old Truronian Feature
Richard Luff CO70

Whilst in Sixth Form at Truro School, Richard Luff was inspired to pursue a career in Engineering after a talk given by Old Truronian Michael Haywood CO68. Now retired and settled in Surrey, Richard talks of his time at Truro School and the career which took him around the world.

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Kim's Comment
A View from the Chamber

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Local to Truro?
Old Truronians (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)
 A no contract monthly membership (Direct Debit) costs £15 per month. 

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Amanda Forde (Development & Alumni Relations Officer)
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