Student Profiles

Reuben Windley profile

My name is Reuben and I am in Year 8. I have been at West Buckland School since I was four years old. 

What I love about this school is how busy it keeps me! There is so much to do and so many opportunities to try new things. I am a keen sportsman and musician but I also love playing chess and singing in the Junior Boys Choir. I can do all of these things here at school because of the great facilities and enthusiastic and dedicated teachers. Doing all this means I get to meet lots of people of different nationalities and ages and learn many positive things from these experiences.

As I progress through school I look forward to the challenges that the Outdoor Adventure Department offers and hope to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and The Ten Tors Challenge. I know I am very lucky to be studying here.

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I joined West-Buckland in year 5 and made friends straight away, all the people were really friendly and I instantly felt as if I fitted in. I enjoy my lessons particularly Biology, Chemistry and French, the teachers are really enthusiastic. I play the violin in the Junior String Orchestra which is great fun because we get to play concerts and we all get on really well. I also enjoy sport, particularly netball and rounders.

The school offers lots of opportunities to try lots of different activities so you can find what you like and what you're good at. I hope to stay at West-Buckland until I'm 18.

Isobel Skinner profile

I joined West Buckland in Year 5 and have always enjoyed it here.  I really like the opportunities that West Buckland provides.  I am involved in hockey, netball, tennis, music and drama.  The facilities are fantastic and the staff are really helpful.  Our netball team got to regionals last year and that was an amazing experience, it was only down to the hard work of the staff and my teammates that we actually got to go to Truro to play.  I am really grateful to be part of such a nice school community and to have all the friends that I do.

West Buckland has allowed me to face my fears and come out of my comfort zone, and this has taught me a lot of valuable lessons for the future.  I enjoy the extra-curricular activities and trips that West Buckland and its hard working staff have organised.  It makes me proud to be part of this school and be able to be involved in what I consider to be a very busy and dedicated school.

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I'm Lily and I started at West Buckland School in Year 7 and I am currently in Year 9.  My old school was in the city so we had to travel to the sports pitches but it is so much easier to walk to all the pitches here.

I really like the facilities and opportunities at West Buckland. I enjoy playing hockey and swimming and we get to play in regular matches and swim in galas for the school. I am learning to play the flute, working towards my grade 3 and I am involved with the Junior Concert Band. I have just started to do CCF and Duke of Edinburgh and I am looking forward to the camping and night walks and hopefully next year the Ten Tors. The school has one big performance or musical every year and I've been lucky enough to be involved with Grease and Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

 

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I joined West Buckland School in Year 2, and have enjoyed every year since then. It has definitely given me the courage to expand my ideas and dreams and discover the potential in me. For me, school is a great opportunity to meet new people, become good at something and even find out what you’re not so good at!

I never thought West Buckland would be such a wonderful place to learn. After lessons end, I always look forward to the next activity. Whether its playing rugby in the pouring rain, playing my clarinet with a band or perfecting my dive in the pool. I have been lucky enough to play in school matches, which is a great experience and a privilege to be able to support our teams. With music, I’ve found an instrument I want to play and have reached Grade 5. I have also been able to go to Belgium with the music department where I had the opportunity to play music in public, abroad for the first time!

At the moment I enjoy everything about this school and hope to broaden my interests further in the future. Whether it’s art, academic or sports related, I will always be helped by the school. In older years, I am looking forward for DofE, getting better at my sport, excelling in music, and maybe even be a boarder.

I have definitely been drawn to West Buckland life. I am really thankful to everyone within our community.

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