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What's Going On: Happy St Piran's Day - RLS Win Best School at Truro Celebrations!


Happy St Piran's Day - RLS Win Best School at Truro Celebrations!

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On Thursday 5th March, Mr Pascoe welcomed Ofsted with an ‘Oggy, Oggy, Oggy’ chorus in the staff room and then 63 of our finest singers and musicians went to Truro to parade through the streets, sing ‘Trelawny’ in front of the cathedral and celebrate St Piran’s Day. With their faces painted with St Piran’s flags, their voices loud and tuneful and their enthusiasm evident, our students represented the school in a manner to make us all proud  and Mr Pascoe was delighted to overhear a member of the public say “Richard Lander; they always go the extra mile.”

Even more pleasing was wining the Best School award, in recognition of  our contribution to the occasion. Caleb Englefield found his way through the crowd to accept the award and is pictured, with it, in front of Truro Cathedral, above. 

St Piran travelled across the sea on a millstone from Ireland and landed at Perranporth, and is one of the patron saints of Cornwall and also of tin miners. Students heard how the white of the Cornish flag represents tin and the black represents rock and how the white also represents celebration in good times and the black represents strength in tougher times. 

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