At West Buckland we are always looking for new ways to inspire our pupils and also to make sense of what they are learning.
That's why our Prep 5 had a Maths lesson with a difference, using yummy pizza as a way to learn about fractions!
Why use boring power point when pizza makes such a great 'pie' chart?
As well as learning their fractions, Prep 5 discovered that Maths could be such fun, and tasty as well!
Congratulations to Year 13, Magnus C-B who has been selected to join the Independent Schools RFC Lambs U18 National squad on their tour to South Africa in April. The invitation to join the side came after Magnus represented the Lambs at regional level, playing for the South West against the South East.
Our boarders took part in a very special photo call at the home ground of Exeter Chiefs after watching them play in a European Cup match against Castre at the weekend.
England International, Henry Slade, posed for photos and to chat to the students after his team had won an exciting game at Sandy Park.
With the tickets being hard to come by, this was a fantastic trip for the boarders and, for some, it was the first rugby match they had ever watched!
This was just one of the many trips and activities organised for our boarding community and there was no shortage of volunteers to acccompany the group!!
Parents are invited to a talk given by Dr Peter Vardy on 'The Aims and Purposes of Education', taking place on Wednesday 30th January 19:00-20:30 in the 150 Theatre.
Dr Vardy is a 'gifted communicator', British academic, philosopher, theologian and author who has been described as 'one of the leading experts of religion and values education in Britain, Australia and New Zealand.' His talk will focus on what we want and hope for our education and whether present trends in education risk distorting what it means to be human. It will, therefore challenge the increasing preoccupation with a league table based culture.
All parents are welcome to attend.