Boarders Clip ‘n’ Climb

Jo ConwayBoarding, CoCurricular

Our boarders had an exciting time last weekend at the amazing indoor Clip ‘n’ Climb attraction in Exeter. Promoted as ‘an action-packed climbing adventure and the ultimate vertical playground for the young and young at heart’, the attraction boasts 26 climbing challenges based such as Space Invaders, Astroball, Big Cheese, Circuit Breaker, Cloud 9, Face to Face, Leap of Faith, … Read More

Pre-School learn about different professions

Jo ConwayPre-School

We are so lucky to have a fantastic group of Pre-School parents who are willing to come in and share their professions with the children in the class. Last week Blake was thrilled when mum and dad arrived one morning with a huge tractor and equipment for the children to see. We look forward to more parents spending some time … Read More

Joanna umpires GB Women’s Seniors v U23

Jo ConwayAchievements, Girls Sports

Joanna Spooner, our graduate hockey coach, umpired the Great Britain Women’s Seniors v U23s team last week. From left to right it is Joanna Spooner (NPUA), Holly Hunt (GB U23s Captain, Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club), Giselle Ansley (GB Women’s Captain, Surbiton Hockey Club) and Julian Warburton (NPUA).

Toilet twinning update

Jo ConwayCharity, Senior School

Mrs Douglas has informed us that her tutor group managed to raise £76.10 towards our toilet twinning initiative during the doughnut sale last Friday. Mrs Douglas underestimated the hunger of the pupils, as they could easily have sold double what they did, even though she did buy all the available doughnuts in ASDA! It costs £60.00 to twin one toilet … Read More

Live on air at NBC Studios, New York

Jo ConwayCoCurricular, Senior School, Sixth Form

Our pupils were live on air at NBC Studios, New York. They produced and starred in their own talk show during their Creative Media trip to the ‘Big Apple’. They enjoyed behind-the-scenes access to the famous studios where top shows are made, like Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers and more. They had a … Read More

A word from the Head

Jo ConwayFrom the Head

Leading up to half term, it has been another week filled with activities and achievements for Shebbearians: we are delighted to congratulate Form 2 pupil Millie on her selection for the U13 Devon County squad and also our Rugby 1st XV team with their victory at Milton Abbey, winning 55-15. Joanna Spooner (graduate hockey coach) umpired the Great Britain women’s … Read More

A word from the Head of the Prep School

Jo ConwayAchievements, Prep School

Our Year 6 children joined with Years 1 and 2 on Wednesday morning for their first buddy reading session of the term. These are very valuable sessions for the children, as they are able to spend time together choosing books to read and talk about. It certainly helps to strengthen the already excellent bonds between the age-groups and helps our … Read More

Oli worth his weight in gold!

Jo ConwayAchievements, Old Shebbearians

Yorkshire Tea asked the public to nominate people who are worth their weight in Gold. And this week’s winner is Oliver Ryder-Green from Edinburgh. Oli left Shebbear College in 2018 and this summer he skateboarded 2500km across Europe for charity. Why? Because he’s lovely, and also slightly bonkers. He has been awarded a prize of his entire bodyweight in Gold, … Read More

Boarders go gorge scrambling

Jo ConwayBoarding, CoCurricular

Our Boarders made the most of the heavy rainfall over the weekend and tried gorge scrambling along the river at Okehampton. Many thanks to the team at Go Coasteering who arranged the activity at short notice, due to us not being able to do coasteering on this occasion because of the sea conditions. The boarders absolutely loved it with many … Read More

Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Jo ConwayCoCurricular, Events

If you haven’t seen it already our YouTube channel has lots of short films featuring activities both in and out of school. There are currently 68 films on the channel with more being added regularly. Recent additions include films of our Spring Fayre and Dog Show, proms, 2019 Uganda trip, Ruddle and Pollard boarding films, Saunton D-Day event, Morwellham Quay … Read More

Careers Newsletter – October 2019

Jo ConwayCareers

Download Careers Newsletter – October 2019 In our comprehensive Careers Newsletter this week: Blair’s 50% target reached; VetQuest day at Bristol Uni; New creative careers website; End of the GDL and LPC to come; Candidates filtered by tick box university rankings; T- Level Action Plan now out; 50% of young people now enter Higher Education; UK Government urged to come … Read More

Pre-School litter picking (almost)

Jo ConwayCoCurricular, Pre-School

Sometimes, instead of outdoor play the Pre-School and Reception children are able to just get out and about on our wonderful campus. We have been focusing on our school community again this week and we went to see if we could find any litter that had been dropped. The children were actually very disappointed not to find any at all.

Rugby 1stXV 55-15 victory over Milton Abbey

Jo ConwayBoys Sports, Sixth Form

The Shebbear 1stXV continued their excellent start to the season with a home game against an ever tenacious Milton Abbey. On Friday the weather looked to play its part and very nearly resulted in a waterlogged pitch, thankfully the dry Saturday allowed us to play the fixture and what a treat it was. The game began at a fast pace, … Read More

U10 Rugby Festival

Jo ConwayBoys Sports, CoCurricular, Girls Sports, Prep School

Join us on Saturday 16th November for an exciting day of U10 Rugby action. Teams from Launceston, Bideford, Barnstaple, Bude, Torrington, Okehampton, Ilfracombe and Crediton will be competing on the day. Refreshments will be available to purchase and entry is free.

Community Speed Watch

Jo ConwayAcademic, CoCurricular, Senior School

Pupils from our Third Form helped out with the Community Speed Watch initiative outside the school last week during a Physics lesson, demonstrating one way in which science is linked with improving everyday life for us all.

A word from the Head

Jo ConwayFrom the Head

It has been a week full of Harvest celebrations and thanksgiving at Shebbear. Thank you for the generous contributions and food gifts that we have received. I know that the recipients at Bude Food Bank will be enormously grateful for your donations next week. Thank you to Revd Rob Blackhall, Superintendent Minister of the Methodist Church Torridge Circuit for his … Read More

A word from the Head of the Prep School

Jo ConwayAchievements, CoCurricular, Events, Prep School

The Prep School celebrated Harvest Festival on Tuesday afternoon in Lake Chapel. Our warmest thanks to Rev. Dr Susannah Metz, Team Vicar at St. Petroc’s Church, Petrockstowe, for leading what was a very enjoyable service. The children sang extremely well, and our readers (Ashton, Issy, James and Jemima) did a super job. Our thanks also, for all of the food … Read More