Keeping Connected

Number 24 - November 2021


Reconnect on the Old Truronian
Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

We are delighted to announce that we have created three brand new social media spaces for Old Truronian's to reconnect, chat, and find out about reunions, plus much more. Old Truronian's are invited to join the Facebook group, view the latest photos on Instagram, and follow us on Twitter. The accounts will be managed by the Development team but we encourage Old Truronian's to use the space as their own: organise reunions, reconnect with old classmates and reminisce about your time at Truro School. Click on the links below to join.

As such, this will be the final issue of Keeping Connected. We hope to share the same news and updates with you on the new platforms and look forward to continuing to publish the Truronian magazine on a termly basis.

If you have requested postal copies of our publications - you will continue to receive the Truronian to your door.

We want to thank everyone who has contributed to Keeping Connected since the first issue in March 2020, just as the world was experiencing a very unusual new way of living. We hope the newsletter has helped, even a little, to enable you to feel connected to Truro School and the ever growing Old Truronian community.  

Best wishes,
Development & Alumni Relations

Remembrance Day
"Lest We Forget..."

On Thursday 11 November, the School remembered Old Truronians who have fallen. An act of remembrance was held in the Chapel in recognition of those members of the school who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. During the reading of the Roll of Honour, members of the Sixth Form placed crosses on boards at the front of the Chapel, followed by a minutes silence at 11.00am. Watch the Order of Service here.

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Old Truronian Feature 
Jim Daniel CO60

Dr James (Jim) Daniel CO60 boarded at Truro School between 1950 and 1960, starting at Treliske Prep before moving up to the senior school in 1951. Jim later became Head Boy whilst in his third year of Sixth Form. After school Jim went on to study German and French at the University of Oxford, before starting his career. Jim now lives in Penzance with his wife of 56 years, Jenny. Jim shared with us his memories of Truro School and what he did on leaving school.

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Truro School 
Employment Opportunities

There are a number of teaching and support staff opportunities currently advertised, including Gardener / Groundsperson

£18,750 – £21,500pa
Start date: December 2021

We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and hardworking Gardener or Groundsperson to join our dynamic Gardens and Grounds team.

Employment Opportunities

Friends of Truro School Community Christmas Guide

This December, the Friends of Truro School Community Christmas Guide will be featuring promotions and business links from our School community. If you are a parent, student or Old Truronian of Truro School or Truro School Prep, we can feature your business in our FTS Christmas Guide. Entries are completely free, and the Guide will be featured in the school's main newsletter to all parents, social channels and the website throughout December 2021.

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Old Truronian Feature
Tillman Vidal CO84

Tillman Vidal was a German exchange student who joined Truro School for Sixth Form to study A-Levels, something he considered vital to further his studies, enabling him to follow his aspirations to join the Law profession. He thoroughly enjoyed the two years at Truro and told us about the many happy memories he left school with.

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Work Begins on Commemorative Rose Garden

A dedicated memorial garden is being created on one of the three lawned terraces at the front of the School. The garden will provide a special place to remember those who have gone before. The gardens have been planned with the Groundsman and Development teams. The commemorative space will include formal hedging, rose beds, with an underplanting of snowdrops and bluebells. We will update you in the next issue of The Truronian on the garden and on opportunities to commemorate loved ones here at Truro School

Found in the Gardens

Groundsman and gardener Tom has shared some photos of recent wildlife found on site

Sulphur Tuft 'Hypholoma Fasiculare'

Fly Agaric 'Amanita Muscaria'

Small Copper 'Lycaena Phlaes'


Remembrance Day

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Solemn the drums thrill: Death, august and royal,
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.
As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness, To the end, to the end, they remain. 

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Archive Attic

We recently had a visit from Peter Jeffrey, a Kent College evacuee to Truro in the 1940s, who recalled several of his memories of Truro School during wartime. Like many school children, the majority of boarders from Kent College were evacuated to the country, away from the wartime dangers in Canterbury.
Read the full article online.

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Maria's Recipe: 
Chestnut Stuffing

"Even if you are more of a sage and onion type of person, I would urge you to try this chestnut stuffing recipe which works really well with a vac packed pouch of roasted peeled chestnuts which you can buy in most main supermarkets. Leftovers transform a turkey sandwich into something rather special!"

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Development and Alumni Relations
Amanda Forde (Development & Alumni Relations Officer)
Jo Wood (School Archivist) |
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