25 May 2009 / School Celebrates Founder's Day With New Head And New Bishop
Each year the school marks its Founder's Day anniversary with a special service in the cathedral. This year, that service was attended by Mrs Caroline Pascoe, who has just joined the school as its new, permanent headmistress, and The Right Reverend Tim Thornton, the new Bishop of Truro.
Other new faces included Fatima Dalal, the school's newly appointed Head Girl who led the opening prayers, and Deputy Head Girls Emma Nightingale and Katie Bradley, who also did readings and prayers.
As always, the school choir played a prominent role in the event with hymns by Brahe, Willcocks and Rutter and Sophie Edwards on violin, Merryn Davies-Deacon on cello and Georgina Sherriff on piano played an instrumental piece called Valse Russe by Bridge.
In his sermon, the Bishop paid tribute to his illustrious predecessor.
'He was a very energetic and enthusiastic person who achieved a lot - just like Truro High School pupils,' he said.
Caroline Pascoe said she was delighted to have joined the school at the start of its 130th year.
'The school enjoys a long and illustrious history and I feel very privileged to be appointed headmistress at a time when it is going from strength to strength,' she said.
'Not only do we top both the GCSE and A Level league tables for the county, we have also been heralded nationally as one of the top 20 girls' boarding schools in the country. Clearly what Bishop Benson and his sister started has become a huge and enduring success.'