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Congratulations to students, presented yesterday with their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards by Prince William and David Weir CBE, London marathon winner and paralympian. Also in attendance was Mr David Clark, who has given D of E support to the school for over 40 years. 

The group, Will Johnson, Tim Peng, Elizabeth Baker, Caitlin Blackmore Da Silva, Toby Engelking, Caitlin Walden and Lizzie Nicholas along with Head of Outdoor Learning, Richard Hathway were all invited to the celebratory garden party at Buckingham Palace.

More photos of the event and presentation are available on our Facebook page.

Thursday 24 May

Road To Wimbledon

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Thirty pupils from Years 7 to 9 took part in the National U14 Road to Wimbledon Competition on Saturday 5th May. Glorious sunshine and strawberries and cream paved the way for some excellent  tennis.

Millie McLintock and Toby Watts won their events and will now take up representative honours at the County round in July.

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Year 12 biology students were treated to a seminar with internationally renowned British Professor, Robert Winston -  a medical doctor, scientist and television presenter, also known for his work in developing IVF treatments in the UK . Year 9 and 10 students also attended a talk, 'Why Bother With Science?' with Professor Winston later on in the day.

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West Buckland School’s strength in tennis was on display last week in the Year 3 and 4 North Devon Schools’ tournament at the Tarka Tennis Centre, with two teams qualifying for the final rounds and the A team winning the tournament overall.

All three teams performed well in the pool rounds, with the A and B teams meeting each other in the semi-finals.  The A team won that particular battle, meeting Southmead Primary School in the final.

West Buckland are set to take part in the Devon Games in June.