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‘This school was the making of me’ – 35th Reunion for Truro High Old Girls

With former pupils travelling from as far as Dundee and Dubai, Truro High pupils who left the school between 1976 and 1980 had the rare opportunity to catch up with old friends, rekindle fond memories and see how much had changed at their 35th Anniversary Reunion.

45 Old Girls and 4 retired members of staff assembled in the school’s foyer before taking the opportunity to look around their old classrooms and enjoy an anniversary lunch in the dining room.

Renowned Opera Singers, Naomi Harvey and Rachel Hallawell, both attended the school before going on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. They reminisced about the influence that Music Teacher, Joy Perry had on their school days and their future careers.

Naomi said: “I truly believe that the school was the making of me. I was a very shy, quiet little girl when I started at 8 years old. Joy was a big influence on our lives; she was the one who encouraged me to start singing.”

Rachel said: “The school gave me tremendous confidence because it helped me foster a deep love of music. I was supported enormously and encouraged to find the thing I loved and run with it. In a lot of ways, Truro High helped me to form my identity.”

The Joy Perry Cup is awarded annually to pupils for their loyalty and achievement in the Music Department, in recognition of this incredible teacher’s work.

Helen Corrigan, Vice Chair of Truro High School Old Girls’ Association, said: “These reunions are so important for keeping our close-knit school community in touch. We love hearing the exciting stories about our past pupils achievements and sharing in the memories of times that have perhaps been pushed to the back of our minds.”

The reunion was organised by Marianne Inskip (nee Petersen), Secretary of Truro High Old Girls’ Association and the school’s Development Officer Fiona Osman.

If you would like to become part of this thriving and vibrant body please click here to register with Truro High School Old Girls’ Association for free.

Published by: Grace Kennard
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