On Saturday evening, West Buckland Jazz performed to an audience of 250 + people as part of the Two Moors Festival. The concert took place in South Molton's Pannier Market and our musicians played alongside professional saxophone quartet, Kaleidoscope and Okehampton Colleg Big Band.
Popular classics, including 'Poco Loco' and 'Uprising' were well received and met with standing ovations. Thank you to the Two Moors Festival for providing a great educational experience for all involved.
The next musical date for the diary will be Sunday 21st October, where the North Devon Sinfonia will perform at Uffculme School for another Two Moors Festival concert.
Prep pupils were delighted to come into school dressed as famous book characters on Friday as part of Roald Dahl Day. Many costumes were inspired by characters from the renound books - Fantastic Mr Fox, Willy Wonka and Matilda, to name but a few.
The Parents' Association kindly organised a social coffee morning complete with cake sale and raffle, that all parents were welcome to attend. They raised £500 for this year's chosen charity, 'Inspired by Keira' - a fantastic effort.
The Prep A tennis team were crowned North Devon Champions at the North Devon Schools' Year 3 & 4 tournament at the Tarka Tennis Centre on Wednesday.
Three teams entered into the competition, successfully moving through the pool stages into the quarter-finals. The B team took a hit, playing the A team whilst the C team just missed out in an exceptionally close game against the Southmead B team. The A team were crowned champions following a high standard of play against Woolacombe School's A team.
Courage, commitment and critical thinking were required at all levels and well done to our players for their great enthusiasm for the game - Mrs Thompson and Mr Hughes were extremely proud of all pupils, both on and off the court.
New Prep pupils joined headmaster, Mr Robinson for a welcome talk and refreshments where they were encouraged to feed back on their experience at school so far. All comments were very positive with pupils saying, "Learning is fun", "Teachers are kind and want to help" and "I have made so many new friends". It is fantastic to see that all are settling in to their new school environment and showing such promise.