Wednesday 05 December

News from Movember

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For Movember, Year 13 boys attempted to grow their best moustaches. Having varied and limited success, this was all in aid of a worthy cause - raising awareness and playing a part in helping to tackle prostate and testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

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Prep pupils entered the Foundation's Christmas Card Competition, submitting a range of colourful and creative designs for consideration. Four winners were announced in assembly this morning: Reception's, Emily M, Prep 2's, Lennox E-S and Theo D-P and Prep 6's, Thomas S. Their designs will be used on the Foundation's Christmas cards, sent out to all their supporters over the Christmas period. Well done to all those who entered - the competition was tough with so many brililant entries.

See the work from our winners on the Prep Facebook page.

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Students took part in the 150 Theatre Speech and Drama Festival, presenting a wide variety of drama, poetry and public speaking. Performers were praised by adjudicator, Lorraine Clements and many were awarded medals and certificates of achievement. The festival was a great opportunity for students to present their exam pieces to a live audience in advance of their LAMDA exams in December.

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The Prep School Chamber Choir have entered the BBC Radio Devon Star for Christmas carol-singing competition and have made it through to the final eight. You can listen to the school's entry, 'A Winter's Night' by Nursery School parent, Oliver Spencer on BBC Radio Devon- please skip to around 50:38 to listen to a brief interview with pupils followed by the performance.

Only two of the eight finalists will win the prize of performing in Exeter Cathedral as part of the BBC Radio Devon Christmas Service, with the winners being decided by public vote. VOTING OPENS on the 30th November and closes on the 6th December. PLEASE VOTE here for West Buckland Prep School - the children have worked so hard and would be thrilled to have the opportunity to perform at the cathedral.

The Chamber Choir will be performing a range of carols in South Molton's Town Square on Friday (30th November) evening from 19:00 - everyone welcome.