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Prep Two got a taste of Victorian life last week when they visited the Martine Museum in Appledore.

The children spent the morning pretending to be Victorian children, which included wearing Victorian clothes, using slate to do their work, using quill pens and dipping them in ink and even finding out what it was like being faced with the cane!!

They made comparisons between their own childhood and those of the Victorian children.

After lunch they explored the Museum looking at the artefacts and finding out about what happened locally in the past.

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West Buckland U13 Mixed and U16 Girls gymnastics teams represented the South West in the National Finals in Stoke-on-Trent at the weekend.

As well as it being a fantastic achievement to reach the National Finals, Year 8 Charlie McClure managed an excellent 5th on the vault on the vault and Year 9 Mia Morris mirrored that with a 5th place on the vault in the U16 age group.

This was especially good considering that Mia is two years younger than the age group that she was competing in.

Well done to all the team and many thanks to Miss Venner for her time and commitment with our gymnasts.



A team of MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) students from West Buckland took part in a MFL Speaking Competition, held at Pilton Community College last week.

There were some excellent performance and two students picked up awards.  Year 13 Flo Taylor came first in the KS5 non-native category, while Year 10 Katie Woods was runner-up in the KS4 non-native category.

Well done to all those who took part in, what is, an exciting and testing challenge.



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As part of the school's recent international week, a celebration of the sixth form's diverse nationalities was held last Friday evening.

A dozen boarders became chefs for the evening and served up some glorious dishes from around the world: Peru, Luxembourg, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Hong Kong, Thailand and the UK.  As well as dinner, teams of students and staff attempted a tough international quiz and then learnt a Moldovan dance!

Head of Sixth Form, Matt Brimson, said "Our Sixth Form has a rich diversity of nationalities and it is right to celebrate their food, culture and traditions. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and nobody will forget the outstanding food our boarders prepared."