7 July 2008 / Outstanding Sporting Achievment For Truro High School
During two days of competition the whole school, from nursery to year 10, split into their four houses and competed for the honour of winning the House Sports Cup.
A total of five school records were broken and one equalled during the proceedings. Millie Deacon, year 7, broke the 100m, 200m & high jump records; Lottie Richardson, year 8 equalled the high jump record; Sasha Agdham, year 8, broke the long jump record and Freya Van-Hoorn, year 10, broke the 100m record.
Lottie Richardson has had a particularly exciting sporting year attracting the attention of England Netball, qualifying for a three day High Performance Assessment Camp for hockey in Loughborough in July and winning the Cornwall Schools Pentathlon - after which she led the Cornish pentathlon team to victory at the South West Combined Events Championships to qualify for the National Championship finals in Birmingham in Sept. Lottie also broke the Cornish county record for high jump and won the Cornwall Junior Schools high jump.
Other Truro High School sports stars this year included Millie Deacon - who won the 100m and 200m at the Cornwall County Athletics Championships and won the Cornwall Schools Pentathlon for her age group. Freya Van-Hoorn came second in the long jump, third in the high jump and second in the pentathlon for her age group at the Cornwall County Athletics Championships.
The prep school girls also enjoyed success with Maddie Davison from Prep 6 winning the discus and coming second in the shot at the Kelly College Prep School Competition and, as a result, being chosen to represent the South West at the National Finals in Birmingham. Olivia Maskell and Ebony Liedtke were also selected for the Cornwall County U13 netball squad. In addition the Prep 3 & 4 and Prep 5 & 6 cross country teams both won the Truro Cross Country competition for their age groups.
Debbie Freeman who leads the team of sports staff at the school said: "There's a strong ethos of sport at this school. Obviously we have our strong sports' contenders but all the girls enjoy taking part.
"The last two days of competition have been an excellent reflection of this year which has been one of outstanding sporting achievement."
To illustrate that strong sporting ethos the staff rounded off the two-days of competition by donning their trainers for a hotly contested egg and spoon race, eventually won by the teachers from Tremayne House.