Keeping Connected

Number 23 - October 2021


School News:
Truro School Prep Rugby vs Falmouth Rugby Club u10s

On Monday 4 October Truro School Prep were delighted to welcome the Falmouth Rugby Club u10s mixed (boys and girls) team for a training game at the Prep site. Old Truronian, Mr Matt Mullaly CO86, Falmouth RFC u10s coach, and Truro School Prep Games Coordinator, Mr Josh Lord, organised the event for more than 30 children. This game was held in advance of the Truro School Prep Rugby Festival due to take place on Wednesday 24 November.

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Old Truronian Feature: 
John Holland CO54

John Holland CO54 shares his memories of Truro School in the 1940s and 50s. Being an only child, the school became an extension of John’s family and he found great enjoyment in meeting ambitious boys of his own age. John reminisces on memories of his first day and the day a homemade cannon which was fired by Peter Sevier CO51 and Nick Valentine CO50 from the Physics lab. After leaving Truro School John went onto become a doctor and is now happily retied, living in Cornwall with his wife.

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School News:
Compassion at Harvest

Compassion sits at the heart of our school and our Methodist foundation. Harvest is also a season where we think about those, in our country and throughout the world, who do not have such easy access to good quantities of nourishing food and it is a time we gather together to practically help those who need support in these areas.

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Employment Opportunities

There are a number of teaching and support staff opportunities currently advertised, including Head of Truro School Prep:

The School seeks to appoint a dynamic Head who is able to build on strength, to enhance, evolve, and market a flourishing and forward-thinking Prep School community within our superb Cornish setting. The successful applicant will be excited to work within a through-school framework of values, ambition, strategy, and support, whilst having the strength of character to shape, guide and embellish an autonomous Prep School community that is proud of its own identity.

Employment Opportunities

Old Truronian Feature: 
Amie Cadwell (née Tall) CO10

Amie Cadwell (née Tall) CO10, is daughter of, ever popular, Old Truronian staff member Tim Tall (TS 1980-2014) formerly Head of Design and Technology, and the equally well-loved Glenys Tall, Malvern House Boarding House Mistress and Truro School Prep School Nurse, who sadly passed away in 2019.

Amie and her brother Edward CO12 both attended Truro School Prep (formerly known as Treliske) before moving up to Truro School Senior. “I remember being very happy to be there every day!” At school Amie fondly remembers her design and technology lessons with Mr Flowers and Mr Warren, PE with Mrs Newton (TS Assistant Director of Sport) and Miss Cobner (TS Biology teacher and Head of Academic PE) as well as her science lessons with Dr Blake (TS 1987- 2009) and Mr Baines (TS 1976- 2013).

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Old Truronian News: 
Harry Lobb CO14

Congratulations to Dr Harry Lobb CO14 who ran the London Marathon on Sunday 3 October in aid of Claire House Children's Hospice in Liverpool in 3 hours 54 minutes. This is Harry's 8th year supporting the charity. Harry's mum, Wendy, told us: "Harry smiled all the way around, but found it gruelling between 16-19 miles, and pretty tough for the last mile or two. As ever he enjoyed every minute, put in maximum effort and lost 3kg during the race! He paused briefly to assist a runner on the ground and loved seeing us about 6 times during the race. Me and the family did our own marathon getting from one point to another in order to cheer him on!"

Old Truronian News: 
'80 Not Out' Reunion in Clevedon

Since 1991 the class of 1959 have been in regular contact. To celebrate their 50th birthdays, 30 of the boys who started at the school in 1952, met at their Alma Mater and thoroughly enjoyed a nostalgic reunion with their wives and some of the masters who had taught them nearly forty years previously. Since then, the majority have kept in touch and arranged further reunions in 2001 and 2011 when they were 60 and 70 respectively. Now for their 80th birthdays, 12 of the original group met at a hotel in Clevedon, near Bristol on Wednesday 22 September, again with their wives and were joined by Head, Andy Johnson, who described the event as “joyful and uplifting”.

Read the full story in the December issue of the Truronian.

Old Truronian Feature: 
Tim Horne CO83 

Dr Tim Horne CO83 is a senior manager for a university in the Midlands who contacted us following the publication of Jim Clark’s article in the Summer 2021 Truronian. Tim shared how Mr Clark (TS 1974-1997) had not only impacted on his education and future career but also on his daughters’. “In short, Mr Clark was an outstanding teacher, and always seemed to be an extremely nice man, and it was great to read about him - I owe him a lot.”

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Foundation Focus


Ways of Giving

Rachel Vaughan is an Old Truronian CO98 and a teacher at Truro School. She has been Chair of the Truro School Association for several years and in January 2020 was appointed a Trustee of the Foundation. Here she shares the reason behind her passion for the Foundation and its aims.

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School News:
Being a Girl Chorister; an Outstanding Musical Opportunity

Working in partnership with Truro Cathedral, Truro School is once again proud to be launching our annual Be a Girl Chorister for a Day event. The ‘Be a Girl Chorister for a Day’ event, on Tuesday 9 November, gives girls the chance to experience life as a chorister, starting with their 8 am morning rehearsal and then a regular school day, ending with the opportunity to sing Evensong with Truro Cathedral Choir.

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In The Garden

The Truro School Grounds team have recently been visited by some butterflies.
How well do you know your species?





Scroll down for answers



Kim's Comment:
A View from the Chamber

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Archive Attic: 
100th anniversary of the present House system

The names used today for the school houses - Vinter, Wickett, Smith and School - were introduced in the autumn term of 1921.

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A message from the Development Office:

Our Old Truronian ladies are underrepresented in our publications. And so, the Development team would like to hear from all our OT ladies about their careers, successes and lives after leaving Truro School. On this occasion, we particularly want to hear from ladies in STEM careers.

Please, if you know you haven't shared your story with us and would like to, do take the time to complete the online questionnaire and send us some photos so that we can share your story with our community. Most importantly, so we can share female stories to inspire our current  STEM students and recent leavers.

Click Here to Complete the Questionnaire

Maria's Recipe: 
Bonfire Night Thick Tomato Soup


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Employment Opportunities 

The Sports Centre are seeking a Duty Manager.
The Duty Manager supports the Sports Centre Manager in the effective operation of the sporting provision within the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre with particular focus on the operation of sports facilities, swimming pool, community membership and enquiry administration. We are looking for an experienced supervisor, preferably within the leisure industry, with good communication skills and a keen focus on providing excellent customer service.

The SBA are also seeking a Leisure Receptionist.

Employment Opportunities

In The Garden Answers

1. Speckled Wood 'Parage Aegeria'
2. Red Admiral 'Vanessa Atalanta'
3. Common Blue 'Polyommatus Icarus'


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