Nothing makes learning more exciting than heading out into the big wide world to see what there is to be discovered. For all little learners, that all-important first day of school will set the scene for a lifetime of learning and discovery, which is why, at one Cornish school, teachers are determined to ensure it is a journey they will never forget.
From experiencing the heat of the rainforest to jumping on board a real-life fire engine, the Pre-Prep explorers from Truro High are planning some truly incredible adventures this year for little learners, moving their lessons out of the classroom and allowing them to spring to life before their eyes.
Recently named as the top school in Cornwall for GCSE and A Levels in the Sunday Times Schools Guide for 2018, Truro High School is a firm believer in making the most of Cornwall’s wonderful countryside and coastline, and the passport to adventure starts at the age of four!
From a weekly forest school to nature walks and bird watching, the school takes every opportunity to take lessons outside. Indeed, building work has just been finished on two brand new amphitheatres in the school grounds, which will provide pupils of all ages with the perfect place to work, play and learn.
Commenting on a recent visit to the Eden Project, Reception Teacher Miss Helen Mills tells us: “Trips like this are an invaluable opportunity for our girls to get hands-on with their lessons – a magical experience that traditional classroom teaching could never impart. We can’t wait to get back to school and see the wonderful work which their adventure has stimulated.”
Other activities include farm visits, behind the scenes trips to supermarkets and a huge variety of others, and each one leaves an impression that, in many cases, will last for years to come. Truro High firmly believes that learning through experience means learning for life, an idea at the very core of its ethos.
TRURO HIGH SCHOOL
Falmouth Road, Truro TR1 2HU