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!
West Buckland has taken its first steps on the road to reducing the use of single-use plastic with the staging of the first #plasticfree committee meeting this week.
Members of the Bursary and Catering staff, joined some of the Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh students, under the leadership of chemistry teacher Ms Beech, to discuss practical and achievable ways to reduce plastic waste on and off campus.
The students had come up with some excellent ideas, including reducing the use of plastic in the tuck shop, using personal water bottles on school trips instead of single use plastic bottles, setting up recycling stations for pens and stationery around the school and abolishing the use of plastic straws and polystyrene cups in school.
More information will follow and the school will be asking for assistance with this initiative from parents and other members of the school community to change our culture and habits and ensure that the ideas and action points from the students are carried through.