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There were top finishes for Prep pupils in the Rock and Rapid climbing competition, which took place in South Molton on Saturday. 8 pupils from Prep 3 and 4 competed with Tom W, Harry W, Toby B and Suzanna H starting their event in the bouldering room. Callum V, Megan B, Caitlin B and Ed W began with the top rope competition.

Over 100 children competed with WBS achieving excellent results - Toby B came in 3rd place with Tom W close behind in 4th in the Year 3/4 category and Megan B finished in 4th place in the strongly contested Year 5/6 girls' category.

Challenging events were met with great determination, concentration and skill from our climbers - well done to all.

More photos are available on the Facebook page.

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As part of a descriptive task, the English and Creative Writing Club wrote a piece to mark Remembrance Day:

Overhanging the solemn rows of cold stone, the trees stand like soldiers keeping guard. Assiduously, they watch over the dead. The fallen.

Below the tormented sky, the trees reach out to embrace the sun, that tears through the cloak of clouds. Proudly, the strong stone graves stand, cradling thousands of darkened souls. The rays of light grasp the tips of the grass, giving them an amber glow. The vibrant emerald green frames their precious souls.

The illumination of the stones begs of the skies the question of the righteousness of sacrifice. Are we the dead? We are still at one with the earth. Sunken into the soil but resolutely looking upward: The futility and suffering long ago ended but the legacy survives.

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The U19 netball team took part in the North Devon qualifying tournament last week and were crowned area winners after a convincing win against Petroc College, 12-5. Training on a Wednesday evening clearly paid off and the girls played some excellent netball. They now go through to the County round in Exeter - good luck.

Thursday 15 November

Prep Pupils Get Artistic

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Last week, Prep pupils showcased their artistic skills.

Prep 2 created some fantastic bits of Aboriginal art work using different techniques, colours and materials. The group is currently enjoying learning about Australia. Meanwhile, Prep 1 were using their creativity and imagination to come up with some original designs for Cinderella's slippers, which they then made and brought to life.