There is much going on within our Performing Arts departments, with rehearsals in full swing for the 2019 production, Disney's Mary Poppins jnr.The cast list has been released and Year 9, Katie J has secured the lead role with performances scheduled for Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March 2019.
Pupils performed in 'Informal Concert II' last week, taking place in Bratton Fleming Church. All were welcome to attend the fantastic night of music.
Other exciting performances coming up are the GCSE Music Concert, details of which can be found on our Facebook page, along with the Senior School Play, Moliere's 'The Misanthrope', performed in the 150 Theatre on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th November as well as Saturday 1st December.
The Winter Concert will take place on Monday 19th November, 19:00 in the Memorial Hall, so 'From Now On' we would like you to feel 'Magnificent (7)' about the forthcoming festivities. No more staying at 'Home On The Range'. 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' for the music department.
All are most welcome to attend events from the jam-packed diary of the Performing Arts.
After convincing wins, the U16 performance netball team are through to the next round of the National Schools' Netball Competition.
Matches were against Holsworthy Community College (7-0), Bideford College (13-1) Shebbear College (16-4) and South Molton Community College (18-0), with the girls facing The Park Community School in the final round. The match ended in a draw and with both teams undefeated the title was awarded on goal difference, with the WBS squad clinching the title. Well done to all players - a well deserved win.
Prep 6 pupils have been studying World War One this term and in recent weeks have focussed on the trenches and old boys of West Buckland who fought and lost their lives in the war. Each pupil chose an old boy - one who lived near them and whom they felt they had something in common. They researched these fallen soldiers and created information sheets and displays as well as performing poetry and presenting artwork in an assembly of Remembrance.
At our Remembrance service, Prep pupils will each wear a poppy bearing the name of their West Buckland old boy.
During half term, Sixth Form art students travelled to St Ives on their annual trip. They had the opportunity to take in the sites and the artwork in the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum and completed series of physical drawing tasks in their sketchbooks. Other activities included completing a range of studies, each with a specific link to art and artists of St Ives.
Taking inspiration from the 1950s Crypt Group, students are now challenged to create a name for their artistic group, create a body of work, prepare a space in the department, mount their work and finally, to create posters and invites, all in preparation for an impromptu exhibtion this Christmas.
Thanks to Mr Main, Mrs Morrison, Mrs Conlon and Joseph for organising such an enjoyable weekend for the students.
More photos can be found on our Facebook page.