We were absolutely delighted to be joined last night by two of our former pupils who provided us with a truly special evening in the second concert of our Alumni Concert series.
Matthew Leung (2003 -11 F) and Ming Liu (2004 - 2006 F), both highly talented and successful musicians, treated the audience to an exciting and varied programme which included pieces by Schubert, Frank Martin and Chinese composer Pei Xun Chen.
After leaving West Buckland, having taken up the flute at the age of 11, Matthew moved on to the Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance for his undergraduate studies. Since then he has performed in numerous masterclasses with eminent flautists.
After leaving West Buckland, Ming accepted a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music and has won numerous awards in music competitions around the country.
The junior drama production of Rapunzel ran for three nights last week showing off the depth of talent at the lower end of the senior school.
This was an imaginative take on the classic fairytale and the cast took the audience on a fantastical journey of make-believe.
Well done to the crew and staff who worked so hard to put this production on.
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Our strength in tennis is, once again, in evidence this term, with some excellent results so far.
The girls senior squad remain unbeaten after wins against Wellington and there were also wins for the girls U15s, U13s and U12s.
The senior boys 1st and 2nd teams also followed suit with good wins against Wellington.
The Aegon series has also begun and although the U13s had a tough time, the U15 girls won 10-2.
Whilst our GCSE and A level students are beginning their Art and Design Technology final exams, we thought we'd showcase a few of the fabulous pieces that they have produced.
The brief to the GCSE students was to utilise materials that were no longer required in their present form and thus reduce the products carbon footprint.
Year 11 Jade Freeman has designed and made a functional seat using segments of an old teak science bench and offcuts of European ash. Through the processes of computer aided design Jade has used 3D printing to model potential ideas and by working closely alongside a potential client she has been able to successfully manufacture this ergonomic and aesthetically piece.
Nathan Chambers has produced a striking computer desk using oak floor boards, offcuts of hardboard, veneer and reclaimed oak. The project brief allowed him to explore a wide range of designs and by using the schools industrial standard computer aided deisgn software he modelled and evaluated various options.
These are just some examples of the impressive work that our students produce and many have been entered into the North Devon Manufacturing Association awards and we will find out the results next week.