Tuesday 13 November

Councillor Speed Dating

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Last week, Sixth Form students had the opportunity to quiz local North Devon councillors in a session of Councillor Speed Dating. Each pair of students had three minutes to question the councillors on a range of issues of importance to them. The event provided students with a good insight and knowledge, enabling them to learn more about poiltics and the workings of the local government.

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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.

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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.

Netball players in current Years 10-12 now look to the action-packed tour to Dubai, taking place in October half term 2019. All are welcome to join and if you're interested in atending then please email Mrs Brown, Director of Sport for details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friday 09 November

Prep 6 Study World War One

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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.