Our successful tennis season continued with the U15 Boys Aegon Division 1 and U13 Girls Aegon Division 1 getting through to the Devon Final to be held later this term.
In addition, the U15 Boys Division 2 are through to the Devon semi-final.
All the teams have enjoyed some exciting and, in some cases, nail-biting matches. Last Friday was no exception and we were treated to a great evening of tennis with the U15 and U13 Boys Division 1 teams both beat Colyton Grammar School. The U13 matches were particularly close and well done to Toby Watts and Ollie Heath who clinched the match in a Championship tie break!
Congratulations to the international students who achieved excellent results in the IELTS (English for university entry) examination in April. Particular mentions go to Derek Kong, who scored a maximum 9 in the reading component and Natalie Fikarova, who scored 8.5 in the listening.
These results compare favourably with the previous two years with all candidates achieving an overall score which would gain entry to university and with a significant majority achieving a score of greater than 6.5. They are to be congratulated on their efforts.
Some members of the Sixth Form took a well earned break from their exam studies to spend a few hours busking in the market square in South Molton last weekend.
Despite a few showers, the group attracted a good deal of attention and, by all accounts, provided some light entertainment for shoppers and market traders.
The result of their fantastic initiative was that they managed to raise a very respectable £130 for the school's chosen charity for this year, Teenage Cancer Trust.
Last week three Year 11 pupils studying GCSE Design and Technology attended the North Devon Manufacturers Awards evening at the Barnstaple Hotel. Jess Thompson, Mona Wafai and Ben Unwin finished in the top six from the region for their projects, with Jess being awarded overall second prize and the work of Mona and Ben being highly commended.
Projects entered into the awards are judged by industry professionals for quality, innovation and commercial viability. Our pupils impressed judges with the level of computer-aided design, evaluations and technical craftsmanship in their work, who commented on the overall high quality of both written and practical design pieces.