Wednesday 07 March

U13 Boys are County Champs

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Following on from the county successes of the U11s and U14s boys hockey teams, the U13s have also been crowned County Champions, after a rain-soaked tournament.

The team won all their matches in the pool stages, beating St Peter's Lympstone,  King's School, Devonport High, Exeter School, Torquay Grammer and Mount Kelly in the pool stages, whilst only conceding two goals.

In the quarter finals, they had a convincing 3-0 win over South Dartmoor, and reached the finals with a 2-0 win over Plymstock in the semi-finals.

The final was tense and exciting, after a 1-1 draw in normal time took the teams into penalty flicks.

However, the team proved that they have a calmer approach to taking penalties than the England football team, coming through as eventual winners, 3-2.

This results shows how strong the younger hockey teams are and we wish them all success in the preliminary regional rounds that are coming up in the next few weeks.

Monday 05 March

U15s In Tight Tussle

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In what we are terming the 'pre-snow' period, our U15 netball team ran in a very close second in an extremely exciting North Devon tournament.

Having not conceded more than two goals in any of their earlier rounds, with solid performances by all the players, the team came up against Park Community School in the finals, where, in a very close and exciting match, they lost by a single goal.

Wednesday 28 February

Another Clean Sweep

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It wasn't all about musicals at the weekend. There was a busy fixture schedule of hockey and netball last weekend.

Once again, the dominance of the senior netball squads was in evidence, with a clean sweep of wins from the U18 teams down to U14, against Queen's Taunton.

Things were tighter for the U13 and U12 teams, recording two wins, three losses and a draw against Taunton Prep School.

Monday 26 February

A Total Triumph!

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Playing to a large and enthusiastic audience on both nights, the senior production of Guys & Dolls at the Queen's Theatre last weekend, was an absolute triumph!

The four principle parts, played by Ella Clifton (Miss Adelaide), Izzy Fincher (Miss Sarah); Tom Smaldon (Sky Masterson) and Harry Sampson (Nathan Detroit) were exceptional, their stage presence being coupled with fantastic singing that carried the audience on a wave of joy throughout.

But it wasn't just the principles that starred.  The depth of talent was impressive, with great performances by Kelsie Cooling as a very convincing Arvide Abernathy, Patrick Clifton, as Benny Southwest and Robert Stirzaker as Nicely-Nicely Johnson, whose 'Sit Down Your Rockin' the Boat' was a knockout.

Vic Ford's choreography, as always, was faultless - the gamblers' acrobatics during 'Luck be a Lady' and the Hot Box girls' dancing in 'Bushel and a Peck' being notable.   

This was a performance that involved dedication and time, not only by the pupils involved, but those staff members who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make it happen.

Enormous thanks to Kimberley Turner, Vic Ford, Michael Burstow, Emma Kent, Guy Monk and many others involved with set and costumes, make-up and technicals, chaperoning and props.

Stand up and take a bow!

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