Keeping Connected

Number 21 - June 2021


School News:
International Partnership Helps Truro School Boarders

Kellett School, a British international school in Hong Kong, recently opened its doors to two stranded Truro School boarding students who were unable to return to the UK.

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Old Truronian Feature: 
Caja Polglase CO09

Caja Polglase CO09 emigrated to Australia with her family in 2003 but felt her Truro School education  had provided her with a solid foundation which she applied to her future studies. Following the completion of a bachelor’s degree in Politics and History and a Juris Doctoral of Law Degree, Caja became a State Prosecutor at the Office of the Director for Public Prosecutions for Western Australia. Caja is now settled in Perth, Australia with her fiancé.

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Burrell Society Lecture Series

As part of the new Sixth Form Diploma being introduced in September 2021, we are looking to relaunch the Burrell Society Lecture Series. We would be very interested to hear from any Old Truronians who have gone on to lead the way in their careers, blaze a trail using new technologies, or chosen an unusual exciting career path.
• Do you have an inspirational story to tell?
• Are you or have you been a captain of industry, a leader or innovator?
• Could you inspire our current students, ignite their ambitions and perhaps help open the door to the endless opportunities available to them beyond Cornwall?
Lucy Jupp, Ross Williamson and the Development team would love to hear from you if you feel you might be able to host one of our Burrell Theatre Lectures.

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Old Truronian Feature: 
Richard Ongaro CO92

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Ongaro CO92 joined the British Armed Forces as a Cavalry Officer after graduating from Lancaster University in 1996. Richard commissioned into The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and has now served for 24 years, having completed 10 operational tours of duty, serving his country in two wars and numerous smaller conflicts. Richard now lives in Uxbridge with his wife and their two daughters.

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School News:
Truro School Golf Society

We are delighted to announce that Truro School now has a Golf Society. The idea is to connect past and present members of our community in a fun, social and slightly competitive manner.

Our first Society date is on Monday 12 July at Carlyon Bay Golf Club. If you are interested in joining us for the day, please email Glynn Hooper -

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Old Truronian Feature: 
Bex Yearworth CO08

Bex Yearworth CO08 completed her studies at RADA before becoming a set designer specialising in fibreglass. After being diagnosed with Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome in 2014, Bex revaluated her priorities and realised working with amputees as a Prosthetics Technician would allow her to combine her creativity and making skills with her newfound rehabilitation interests. During the COVID-19 pandemic Bex took a voluntary redeployment within the NHS as a healthcare assistant on the Cardiac Critical Care Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital.

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Foundation Focus



The Guy Dodd Bursary Award Appeal, in memory of our former Foundation Chairman and Truro School Headmaster, will close on 31 August 2021.

If you intended to donate to this bursary campaign, but have not yet managed to complete your gift, please use the link provided below. 100% of all donations help to support children to attend Truro School, who would otherwise not be able to do so, due to family financial circumstances.

Any gift, no matter how big or small, will contribute to a transformational bursary and honour Guy, who was so passionate about Truro School Foundation.

Together, we can transform a child’s life.

School News:
Nursery trip to Healey’s

Last week the Nursery children had a fantastic time at Healey’s Cornish Cyder farm seeing the apple trees and learning how apple juice is made. 

Old Truronian, Joe Healey CO04, gave the children a guided tour. Joe and his brother Sam CO03 are joint MD's of Healey's Cider Farm, a well know Cornish attraction, and the second generation of Healey's to have attended Truro School, following in the footsteps of father David Healey CO75.

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School News:
Mr Ian Kenyon

At the end of this term Mr Ian Kenyon will be retiring after 41 years of teaching Geology at Truro School.

If you would like to contribute to Mr Kenyon’s memory book please email Justine Hope with your message -

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Cornwall Thirty Under Thirty

This month Old Truronian's Elsie Flora Smith CO14 and Joseph Turnbull CO09 have been announced amongst the winners of the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce 30 under 30 which recognises 30 of the Duchy’s most innovative young businesspeople in Cornwall.

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Kim's Comment:
A View from the Chamber

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Old Truronian Feature: 
Heidi John CO99

Heidi John (née Paddy) CO99 had always wanted to become a vet. When she did not receive the grades she needed, headmaster Guy Dodd discussed her options and helped her plan how she could still make her dream become reality. After taking a year out, Heidi followed Guy’s advice and undertook a biochemistry degree, a steppingstone, which then enabled her to be accepted to study veterinary medicine at Cambridge. Heidi now works alongside her husband Brendon at a veterinary practice in Somerset.

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Archive Attic: 
The First School Magazine

This summer marks 130 years since the school magazine began. Rummage through the Archive Attic to take a look at the first magazine from July 1891 and find out a little more about the magazine and how it has changed over time.

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Old Truronian Feature:
David Alderton CO69

David Alderton CO69 discovered his passion for Geology in Mr Penna’s (TS 1945 - 1979) classroom at Truro School. He went onto study Geology at Kings College, London and has remained in academia ever since. David completed a PhD before spending 30 years as a full-time Lecturer at Royal Holloway University, London. Although now in retirement, David continues his geological research having been awarded the position of Honorary Researcher at Royal Holloway.

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Maria's Recipe:
Strawberry Mascarpone Tart

"Because it’s Summer this month’s recipe is for a strawberry mascarpone tart. The recipe includes a homemade pastry, but you could use a block of shop bought sweet dessert pastry and follow the recipe from point 6, or use a ready made pastry case and follow from point 11 - all designed to give you maximum time in the sun and minimum time in the kitchen!"
Maria Taylor CO86
Head of Truro Cookery School

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Multi Sport Activity Camps 

It’s all set to be a summer of fun and games at The Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre with the return of their popular holiday activity camps.

Multi Sport Activity Camps are prefect for children age 6-14 years who want to try a mixture of different sports and activities including bubble football, street surfing, swimming and nerf wars!

Click the link below to book your child’s place.ce.

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