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😊🤝 Kindness and Cream Teas 🍰☕ The children in our Pre-School and Prep School have had another very busy and varied week. Aside from lessons they have enjoyed a nature trip to Bridge Mill and a beach clean. Last Friday saw traditional cream teas on the lawn. Golden stickers and BAFTA (Behaviour Award For Thoughtful Actions) were awarded. In assembly they discussed kindness. In lessons history played a big part and on the sporting front there was a swimming gala, wakeboarding championships at the North Devon Wake Park and cricket and rounders fixtures against Kingsley School. Full reports in this week's newsletter - #ShebbearCollege #PrepSchool #BridgeMill #creamteas #NorthDevonWakePark

*** Cameron Mills in Concert - July 22nd *** Don't miss this one - tickets are selling fast but there are a few left. Cameron is an 18 year old accomplished local singer-songwriter gaining a strong reputation for his unique style. Join him and his special guests in Holsworthy for an enjoyable evening of music including modern and older classics from Jazz and Swing to Pop and Ballads. #ShebbearCollegeMusic #HolsworthyHATS

*** International Summer School *** Our International Summer School visitors have enjoyed a wide range of activities over the last few days, including a fascinating trip to Morwellham Quay, where they learnt the art of rope making, discovered Victorian fashion, experienced what school was like in 1867 and explored the copper mines which once sustained industry in the area. A group went to Bude for a coastal walk and a well deserved ice cream and another group had a go at archery. They also visited Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre where they had a taster of fairground rides from the 1950s. Aside from the excursions, the summer school have been working hard in their intensive English lessons as well as attending timetabled lessons with their peers in the main Senior and Prep Schools. #ShebbearCollege #SummerSchool #MorwellhamQuay Bude" target = "_blank">#Bude #DinglesFairgroundHeritageCentre #lessons

*** Happy Days *** This weather is perfect for tennis and cricket - lovely to see our pupils of all ages mixing together along with our international summer school visitors. #ShebbearCollege #happydays

🏏 Glorious Weather for Cricket 🏏 Another glorious day, perfect for cricket - this time U12 v West Buckland at home. See this week's newsletter for match report and results. #ShebbearCollege #cricket #SoulLimbo

Thank you to Exeter Cathedral School for having us last night at your Open Evening.

*** A Busy Week for Pre-School and Prep School *** The children in our Pre-School and Prep School have had a very busy and varied week. Aside from lessons they have enjoyed nature trips to Roadford Lake Country Park, Lydford Gorge and Westward Ho! There have been various awards for good behaviour and hard work as well as music contests, football, cricket and rounders fixtures against Mount Kelly and West Buckland and the all important cookery lessons - cheesecakes this week! Full reports in this week's newsletter - #ShebbearCollege #PrepSchool #RoadfordLake #LydfordGorge #WestwardHo

*** Charity Planting for North Devon Hospice *** Students from our Lower Sixth volunteered for the North Devon Hospice on Wednesday at their Long House facility in Holsworthy. North Devon Hospice opened The Long House to offer a peaceful sanctuary for people who are affected by a life-limiting illness, enabling them to access more care and support but much closer to home than ever before. Students spent the afternoon planting bushes, shrubs and flowers to make a wonderful facility even more welcoming. They are pictured with a bank they transformed. Many thanks to all those who volunteered. Read more at #ShebbearCollege #NorthDevonHospice #TheLongHouse

We were delighted to be involved in helping the North Devon Hospice with the garden at The Long House. Great work by all involved, and thank you for having us. #ShebbearCollege #Charity #Greenfingers

🎺 🎷 Bideford Town Band Contest 🎷 🎺 Congratulations to our prize-winning team who took part in the Bideford Town Band 27th Solo and Quartet Contest over the weekend. More details in this week's newsletter. #ShebbearCollege #Music #BidefordTownBand

*** Cricket & Rounders *** A perfect summer's afternoon at Shebbear, ideal for cricket and rounders against All Hallows and Bramdean. #ShebbearCollege #85acrecampus #herecomessummer

🏃 Ruby Run Half Marathon 🏃 Congratulations to all our pupils, parents and staff who took part in this year's Ruby Run. Pictured below is the relay winning team, winners 3 years in a row, with Shebbear students Will, Patrick, Jack, Alessandro, Stuart and a friend from Holsworthy School, Keiron. #ShebbearCollege #RubyRun2017 #HatherleightoHolsworthy

Our boarders had their annual photos yesterday evening in the sunshine. Here is our group shot! Even the Headmaster's dog, Bilbo managed to feature, can you spot him?! #Boarding #ShebbearCollege #BSA #iloveboarding

*** Royal Cornwall Show *** Thank you to everyone who braved the elements to come and see us at Royal Cornwall Show Once again it was wonderful to see current pupils with their parents, Old Shebbearians (from last year right back to the 1940s!) and some potential future Shebbearians. #ShebbearCollege #RoyalCornwallShow #wellies #brokenflagpoles

Tonight we said goodbye to the Class of 2017 at the Leavers Service. We were honoured that our guest speaker Mr Burnett spoke at the service, who is also retiring from teaching after over 15 years at Shebbear College. We will miss you all and wish all of our leavers every success for the future. #Family #ShebbearCollege #SchoolLeavers #Classof2017 #OldShebbeariansAssociation #OSA

*** A Bird's Eye View of Shebbear College *** Thanks to pupil James Law and his drone we have taken some wonderful aerial views of our 85 acre campus from various viewpoints. More to follow when the sun comes out again and our pupils are out and about on campus. #ShebbearCollege #birdseyeview

*** Mock General Election *** Ahead of the forthcoming General Election we have been holding a mock election campaign. There is an Election Wall near the Dining Hall providing pupils with information about the different political parties and their policies. All Senior School pupils have had the opportunity to vote in a secret ballot for the political party of their choice. Additionally, all three major parties were invited to send their candidates or representatives to the College to hold a hustings. Mr David Chalmers, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Torridge and West Devon, visited today to discuss the issues with the Lower Sixth and Form Four pupils, a welcome break from their mock exams! David started by discussing and explaining the importance of the election to the younger generation before outlining some of the key policies proposed by his party. David then fielded some questions from the pupils, including questions on hot topics such as Brexit, immigration, investment, the NHS and hunting. It made for a lively 45 minutes, and should help our pupils to consider the importance of the right to vote. #ShebbearCollege #DavidChalmers #LibDem #righttovote #haveyoursay