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Prep School pupils finished on a high and marked the end of term with a Glee Performance. The houses - Otters, Badgers, Buzzards and Stags all performed a brilliant and varied range of Christmassy music and drama numbers in front of the rest of the school.

More photos are available on the Facebook page.

Friday 14 December

Drama Festival Awards

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This is the ninth year of the annual 150 Theatre Speech and Drama Festival with students displaying their talent and creativity, performing scripted and original drama, poetry recital, public speaking and some impromptu improvised drama.

This year, our adjudicator was experienced drama teacher Lorraine Clements who enthusiastically praised the students' work. Special mention must go to the overall award winners:

Most Promising Novice Performer, Year 12 Natasha P.

The Festival Award presented to the EAL (English as an Additional Language) student who gained the highest mark - this time, awarded jointly to Year 12 Jerry C and Year 11 Maria S-M.

The Headmaster's Award for the Most Promising Performer aged 12 years and under was awarded to performing trio, Year 7s Tommy B, Thomas B and Isaac S.

The Headmaster's Award for the Most Promising Junior Performer in Years 8 and 9 went to Year 9 Anouska C-M.

The Headmaster's Award for the Most Promising Senior Performer in Years 10 to 13 was won by Year 13 Robert S. Robert also won the Award for the Highest Mark for Comedy.

Congratulations to all our students for their varying performances ranging from the hiliarious to the scary and profoundly moving.

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The Year 13 Leavers took each other on (Girls -v- Boys) in what was a very competitive charity netball match, ending in a draw (15-15). A number of students and staff came to support and cheer on the sides as they battled it out for the winning position. Supporters donated to 'Inspired by Keira' in order to watch the game from either the viewing area or court-side in the Jonathan Edwards Sports Centre.

More photos and video footage available on our Facebook page.

Wednesday 12 December

Jazz Night

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Jazz Night, held at the Highbullen Hotel last week was a phenomenal success, with a great turnout of students, parents and staff in attendance, all of whom had come to see and hear the brilliant sounds of the West Buckland Jazz band. It was fantastic to see so many people up dancing and enjoying the music from our very talented group.

Thanks must go to the West Buckland School Foundation for organising the event.

More photos are available on our Facebook page.