30 Nov 2018
November report

Sports report 23-11-2018

Truro students are continuing their success across a variety of sports. More importantly, they are upholding the fine reputation of Truro School with outstanding sportsmanship and fair play. Again a big thank you to the students, staff, coaches and parents who help to ensure Truro School can compete across a wide variety of sports up and down the county and often beyond.

“Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan


Adam Hussain represented England in the World Youth Chess tournament. He placed an incredible 60th out of 300 competitors.


Johanna Vyvyan continues her remarkable progress with a bronze in the Surrey gold competition, the top tier for badminton players in the country


Izzie Leigh, Emma Nettleton, Evie DuCros and Anya Hocking reached the national swimming finals, an outstanding achievement.


Jack Mahon, Louis Murray, Ben Thorpe, Joe Thomson, Ollie Beaumont and Milo Charles competed in the ‘group of death’ in the National Schools competition and qualified comfortably. They are now through to the final elimination round and have been touted as one of the favourites to win the competition!


The U16’s girls Hockey team have progressed to the regional finals for the first time in over 5 years. Beating Truro High in the county final 1-0!

The U13 girls were the joint winners at the recent hockey festival and the U18 girls were the runners up in both the indoor and outdoor county tournaments!


U16’s are now the county champions! They now move on to the regionals and all set to continue their fantastic season!


U16’s continued their progress in the county cup with a pulsating victory over Hayle, running out eventual winners, 3-2

Cross Country

The County cross country championships were held at Newquay Sports Centre on Sunday – these are the results for the Truro School pupils who competed:

U15 Girls (4km) – Izzie Leigh 5th

U13 Boys (3.1km) – Archie Mallet 6th (a year young)

U15 Boys (4.5km) – Isaac Murray 1st

U17 Men (5.2km) – Harris Mier 1st, Benjy McCartney 4th (a year young)

U20 Men (8.6km) – Finn Birnie 1st, Alexander McCartney 7th (both two years young)

The U20, U23 and Senior Men’s races were run at the same time over the same distance. Finn won the race and so, technically, he is also U23 and Senior Men’s County champion!

Also, because of their positions, it is likely that they will also be selected to represent Cornwall at the National Inter-Counties Championships at Loughborough on 9th March 2019 (the county takes teams of 8 to these championships).

Olympic Wind Surfing

Finn Hawkins has won a spectacular bronze medal in the youth Olympics which was held in Buenos Aries, Argentina! Finn has represented his country and school in a fantastic arena and displayed courage, resilience, high skill levels and great mental strength to secure his medal. All of us here at Truro School have been wowed by his achievements and we hope that all of his hard work and dedication will continue to bring such amazing success to Finn.