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Young and young at heart recognised at Speech Day

Former acting headmistress Sheila Murphy, 84, was amongst the prizewinners at this year’s Truro High School Speech Day in Truro Cathedral.

Miss Murphy won the Lynn Green Memorial Cup for her service to the school as an old girl.  She first joined in 1954 as a teacher and went on to become Head of Maths, Head of Careers and Deputy Head before taking on the top job. Eventually retiring in 1986, she is still a regular supporter of the many events organised by the Old Girls’ Association.

Awards were presented by Kate Wild, another old girl who is now Managing Director of her own company Wildcard, a successful consumer brand consultancy that has an office in London as well as Truro.

It was Dr Glenn Moodie’s first speech day since becoming Headmaster in September 2014.  He told the assembled audience of pupils, staff, parents and friends that he was immensely proud to be part of a school that had so much to offer.

“From The Last Post tribute in November to commemorate the centenary of World War 1 to the Spring term concert, the school play and the recent art and textiles exhibition, I never cease to be amazed by the very high standards that everyone achieves,” he said.  “From what I’ve seen and experienced during this academic year, Truro High girls enjoy life whilst also being focused, hard-working and determined.”

Performances during the event proved a real testament to the skills and talent he was talking about.  The Senior Choir sang Don Besig’s ‘Take These Wings’, Savannah Hall, Charlotte Rutherfoord, Saskia Beechey-Newman and Lucy Mitten performed a beautiful rendition of A McBroom’s ‘The Rose’, Molly Leigh brought tears to the eyes with her violin solo ‘Meditation’ and the Chamber Choir concluded with ‘The Lord is my Shepherd’.  There were also readings by Deputy Head Girls Tia Joslyn and Freya Martin and Head Girl Zahra Dalal gave the vote of thanks.


Published by: Grace Kennard
Categorised in: News

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