Eddy Pope and Toby Watts were victorious in the final against Ilfracombe Academy in the North Devon Secondary Schools' Tennis Tournament. The boys, who competed in the U13 doubles competition against some strong and experienced players, held their nerve and performed excellently, taking home the trophy for the second time this year.
The U15 girls also took part in a very close competition where three pairs finished equal after a round robin tournament. On the count back for points, pairs Mille McLintock and Chloe Parry finished as runners up while Louisa Pope and Saffy Ayara-Ekpe finished in third place.
We are very pleased to have been able to field full teams on the day, despite the summer break and well done to all our pupils who took part.
Year 13 Kian Hayles-Cotton a Cadet Corporal in the West Buckland CCF was selected for the RCAC Leadership and Challenge Course to take place in the Rocky Mountains. Kian is currently out in Canada as part of the six week programme and camping in the foothills of the Rockies surrounded by mountains and forests. After two weeks, Kian has undertaken white water kayaking on Ghost Lake, progressing to the rapids on the Ghost and Red Deer River and surviving the infamous Black Mamba and Double Ledge rapids.
Next came trekking on the Mystic Trail and hiking and camping through the Banff National Park over high mountains surrounded by snow and craggy outcrops.
"So far, I've had a great time and would thoroughly recommend it to any cadet who is motivated and enjoys the outdoors."
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Congratulations to Year 13, Ella Clifton who progresses to Phase 2 in the trials for Skeleton.
Ella was selected to continue her Olympic journey when she achieved great results in Phase 1 trials - 30m sprint, vertical jump and standing long jump. Just 50 people, both girls and boys will be moving forward to the Phase 2 trials, which take place at Bath University during the summer. Ella will have the opportunity to train with a team of Bobsleigh and Skeleton professionals to see if she has what it takes to progress even further. Good luck!
Governors of West Buckland came into the school towards the end of last term to sit in and view various lessons ranging from Geography, Maths, DT, Chemistry, English, Art and many more. Governors interacted with pupils throughout the sessions and were given insight into the day-to-day lessons, content and teachings. This is a really important part of their governorship and we thank them for taking the time to join us in a busy West Buckland School day.