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Senior students took part in a Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Leader's Award this half term. Developing the skills to become an LTA Tennis Leader is a junior's first step into the tennis coaching pathway and it was great to see so many of our keen players involved with the course.

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On Saturday evening, West Buckland Jazz performed to an audience of 250 + people as part of the Two Moors Festival. The concert took place in South Molton's Pannier Market and our musicians played alongside professional saxophone quartet, Kaleidoscope and Okehampton Colleg Big Band.

Popular classics, including 'Poco Loco' and 'Uprising' were well received and met with standing ovations. Thank you to the Two Moors Festival for providing a great educational experience for all involved.

The next musical date for the diary will be Sunday 21st October, where the North Devon Sinfonia will perform at Uffculme School for another Two Moors Festival concert. 

Monday 15 October

Roald Dahl Day

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Prep pupils were delighted to come into school dressed as famous book characters on Friday as part of Roald Dahl Day. Many costumes were inspired by characters from the renound books - Fantastic Mr Fox, Willy Wonka and Matilda, to name but a few.

The Parents' Association kindly organised a social coffee morning complete with cake sale and raffle, that all parents were welcome to attend. They raised £500 for this year's chosen charity, 'Inspired by Keira' - a fantastic effort.

Thursday 11 October

North Devon Tennis Champions

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The Prep A tennis team were crowned North Devon Champions at the North Devon Schools' Year 3 & 4 tournament at the Tarka Tennis Centre on Wednesday. 

Three teams entered into the competition, successfully moving through the pool stages into the quarter-finals. The B team took a hit, playing the A team whilst the C team just missed out in an exceptionally close game against the Southmead B team. The A team were crowned champions following a high standard of play against Woolacombe School's A team.

Courage, commitment and critical thinking were required at all levels and well done to our players for their great enthusiasm for the game - Mrs Thompson and Mr Hughes were extremely proud of all pupils, both on and off the court.