West Buckland Prep School’s U11 hockey team have won the Devon Hockey Sevens Tournament held at Mount Kelly on Tuesday 20th February.
After a very confident 2-0 win over St Peter’s Lympstone, the boys faced stiff opposition from Exeter School, who they had previously beaten earlier in the season. Exeter won an extremely tight match, by a single goal, which proved to be a turning point for the West Buckland team, galvanising their resolve and they did not concede a single goal from that point on.
There followed convincing wins against St Andrew’s, Cullompton, 2-1 and Mount Kelly B 5-0. West Buckland went into their last match, against Mount Kelly B, knowing that a win would clinch the tournament. With one minute to go, they clinched the game 1-0 to take the title.
Our U13 rugby team's unbeaten record this season remained in tact after yesterday's exciting North Devon Schools' Rugby 7s Tournament, held at home under brilliant sunny skies. The team took their excellent form into the tournament and won all their matches, bar one, which they drew.
West Buckland's U14s were also successful in the tournament, and were crowned North Devon Champions, winning their section in style. The U15s also performed well, finishing runners-up.
We were delighted to host the event, which was attended by schools across the region, all enjoying the winter sunshine and a dry pitch!
Year 10 James Tyson has just returned from South Africa where he has been on tour with Devon County U15 cricket team for 16 days. The team played 6 matches including two 2 day matches and a day/night match.
This was an amazing trip, during which time the squad were able to visit some of the most iconic cricket grounds including Newlands, under the shadow of Table Mountain, go on safari and play their first 'day/night' match with a white ball.
Read James' blog where he describes this 'awesome' trip.
Young members of our creative writing club are to get their stories published after being chosen as winners in a national young writers competition.
The four Year 7 girls entered the competition to write a mini saga in less than 100 words. Organisers, Young Writers, provided a selection of tantalizing 'story starters' from which the mini sagas could take shape.
The girls' entries have been chosen for publication and their work will now be published in a Yong Writers book.
Congratulations to all of them!