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Year 7 and Prep pupils took to the waves and enjoyed an evening of surfing at Croyde beach as part of their extensive extra-curricluar activities.

Since term begun:

16 Year 8 pupils have taken advantage of the surfing while 20 have enjoyed coasteering.

The boarders have also seized these great opportunities with 75 of them surfing over the course of 3 weekends and 22 choosing to go coasteering.

To see more photos from the surf session, please visit our Facebook page.

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West Buckland pupils were asked to contribute to a professional dance and spoken word installation being screened at the renowned Sidmouth Science Festival. The installation is an Arts Council funded project called 'Unkindest Cut', choreographed by Subathra Subramanian of Sadhana Dance which entwines dance, peformance, text, film and an intricate light installation.

Subathra came into school to lead a creative workshop where our pupils were taught yoga, the beginnings of Bharata Natyam (classical Indian Dance) and were given the opportunity to use their voices, text, rhythm and to move freely in an unpressurised environment. Thoughts and feelings were also shared on what it is like to be a young person in the world today and all of these sequences and ideas will play an important part in contributing to the installation, which were very lucky to have been asked to participate in.

 

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Congratulations to our Prep 2 tennis teams who competed in the North Devon Schools' Winter Tournament last week at the Tarka Tennis Centre. Both the A and B teams progressed to the quarter finals with the A team going on to the semi finals where they faced tournament winners Ilfracombe A. Players showed great spirit and determination throughout and the tournament gave all three teams plenty of opportunity to practice their skills and to learn from the competitive environment.

In other tennis news, our Prep 4 boys, Lincoln, Bradley, Eric and Freddie have been selected to represent Devon at under 9 level and are in preparation for the winter training programme - a fanastic achievement.

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Ranger Russ came to visit a Year 8 group with a collection of his animals as part of their Outdoor Learning curriculum. Pupils were able to learn, observe and even handle a variety of different creatures including snakes, a giant snail, a gecko and a tarantula!