High School celebrates Founder’s Day
First established by Bishop Benson in 1880, thousands of girls have been educated at the school in its 131 year history – many going on to achieve highly successful careers in a wide variety of industries. One of those was this year’s Founder’s Day speaker, Sacha Macey, whose family still lives near Truro.
Sacha was a pupil at the school from 1984 to 1992. A keen and highly gifted tennis player, she won a tennis scholarship to Francis Marion University in the USA before deciding to change track and joining the University of Birmingham to study Electronic and Electrical Engineering. After a year on a graduate engineering scheme, she spent five years in the Army as an officer in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. A number of varied jobs in the UK and abroad followed and she is now the general manager of a hotel and country club in North Devon.
“The support I got when I was at Truro High was amazing,” said Sacha. “The teachers really helped me build my confidence and showed me the importance of keeping your options open. My advice is, be enthusiastic, have fun and always have a back-up plan.”
The Founder’s Day service included performances by the award-winning Truro High School choir, solos by Nancy May, Lydia Mee and Georgina May and readings by Head Girl Isobel Turriff, Tegan Williams, Deputy Head Girl Olivia James and Ceinwen Morgans.
Photo: Director of Music Frances Eagar, Headmistress Caroline Pascoe and guest speaker Sacha Macey with the Truro High School choir, readers and soloists at the Founder’s Day service