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Amy Key Lecture 2019 with Gordon Buchanan
From a lonely year spent filming polar bears from the safety of a perspex box in the Arctic to months spent tracking urban leopards through the dusty streets of Northern Mumbai, Gordon Buchanan has seen and done it all. It’s no surprise then that our dining hall was absolutely packed as we welcomed the highly acclaimed BBC television wildlife cameraman and presenter as guest of honour at this year’s Amy Key Lecture, hosted by Truro High School Old Girls’ Association.
Best known for series including Tribes and Animal Families and Me, it was an incredible honour for our guests to spend the evening delving into Gordon’s world of weird, wild and wonderful wildlife and proved a fitting way to welcome our Sixth Form leavers into the Old Girls’ Association as they prepare to embark on their own adventure to some of the world’s top universities and beyond.
Amy Key Lecture 2018 with Gillian Burke
Our annual Old Girls’ Association Amy Key lecture offered a fabulous insight into our country’s incredible wildlife when we welcomed biologist, filmmaker and BBC wildlife presenter Gillian Burke as guest of honour.
The latest member to join the BBC’s Springwatch team, Gillian joined Old Girls, current sixth form pupils, parents and staff for a four course dinner before delivering a fascinating talk about a career which has taken her from lawless frontiers in the heart of the Amazon to the Canadian Arctic and the rainforests of Borneo.
With a call to remember that you really can make a difference, Gillian shared stories of her incredible adventures which have given her the opportunity to share the joy of the beautifully complex fabric of life on earth.
She said: “It was a fantastic evening and, for me, it’s been wonderful to share my stories with the young women here. They are so engaged and switched on and I’m delighted to say that, having spoken with so many of them, I’m coming away from this evening with something to feel inspired about too.”
It was an incredible honour for our guests to meet such an inspirational female figure and proved a fitting way to welcome our Sixth Form leavers into the Old Girls’ Association as they prepare to embark on their own adventure to university and beyond.
Back to School day 2017
Some of our Old Girls who didn’t get enough the first time round came back to school and took the rare opportunity to experience first-hand what has changed since they were last here.
Amongst the crowd were best friends returning to school for the first time in 30 years and mothers whose daughters have followed in their footsteps to Truro High – all past pupils of Cornwall’s top girls school.
Best friends Alicia Sullivan (nee Sowell) and Rachel Siviter hadn’t visited the school since they left in the mid-eighties, and were delighted to experience life and learning at Truro High 30 years on.
Alicia said: “I’m been very impressed by the quality of education and especially the focus on individual learning – it certainly wasn’t like that in our day.” Rachel said: “The atmosphere of the place hasn’t changed, it feels just like it did when I was here. I had such a good time at school and it really feels like the girls are still having that same experience.”
25th Anniversary Reunion – Summer 2017
Catching up with old school friends over two decades down the line is always an exciting prospect, so former pupils who left the school between 1990 and 1992 were overjoyed to join us for a sensational summer celebration for their 25th Anniversary Reunion.
Our Old Girls travelled from near and far to take this rare opportunity to catch up with their former classmates and there was plenty of laughter and smiles as they rekindled fond memories of their schooldays and got up-to-date with everyone’s news.
The reunion was organised by Emma Pott (nee Brock) and the school’s Development Officer Fiona Osman.
Amy Key Lecture 2017 with Steve Backshall
Our annual Old Girls’ Association Amy Key lecture was a real walk on the wild wide as we welcomed BAFTA award-winning wildlife presenter and international conservationist Steve Backshall as guest of honour.
One of the country’s most recognisable explorers, Steve inspired his audience of nearly 200 guests with a fascinating talk about his adventures around the world. He also proudly spoke about his fundraising work alongside his wife, Olympic gold medallist Helen Glover, which aims to protect a section of rainforest in Malaysian Borneo.
It was an incredible honour for our guests to meet such an inspirational figure and proved a fitting way to welcome our Sixth Form leavers into the Old Girls’ Association as they prepare to embark on their own adventure to university and beyond.