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After 40 years at West Buckland, Mr Bob Clarke taught his final Chemistry lesson before retiring at the end of term. 

"Teaching my last lesson gave me that same thrill as teaching my first, except I wasn't quite as worried about how the lesson would go this time."

Bob Clarke's teaching spans generations - pictured here with Year 12 students, Ayaka Watanabe and Emily Jellard, having taught their fathers. We thank him for all of his hard work and dedication over the years and wish him the very best for the future.

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The U14 cricket team have been named Devon Champions following their win against Exeter School in the County final. West Buckland ended their innings on 122/7 with Exeter trailing by 12 runs, finishing their 20 overs on 110/7.

Well done to lead wicket-taker, Year 9 Ethan  Cross, top run scorer, Year 9 Reuben Windley and to all for a  brilliant team performance. A very positive ending to the school's cricket season and for coach, Mr Dominic Ford, who leaves at the end of term to start a new position in China.

More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

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Our Aspiring Futures programme in music and art has involved working with Year 7 to 9 students from Park Community School, South Molton Community College and West Buckland, who all joined forces for the day.  The musicians, under the guidance of Mrs Emma Kent, Director of Music, rehearsed for three hours before performing an afternoon concert to an audience of parents and staff.

The art project, organised by Cameron Main, saw pupils working together to produce a stunning suspended bird display that can be seen in the entrance of the 150 Building.

The Aspiring Futures programme aims to make the arts available to the wider community beyond our school and for other schools to benefit from the experience and knowledge of our talented staff.

Please see photos of this particular project on our Facebook page.

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The U9 tennis team were crowned Devon Champions after taking part in the Devon Summer Games.

The team competed against 15 other sides from all over the county, winning all of their matches in the pool round. In the semi-final, West Buckland beat North Devon team mates, Southmead - 3 matches to 1, progressing to face St Peters, Exeter in the final. Depsite close matches, the strength of the team ensured the overall win - a great performance. Congratulations to Emily Shawcross, Emily Stapleton, Lincoln Boden and Eric Lorimer.