A Word from the Head of the Prep School

Jo ConwayPrep School

Just before our half-term break, the Prep House Quiz was a very closely fought affair, with the outcome determined almost by the final question. Many congratulations to Thorne’s team of Finley, Emily, George and Arron, who came away with the win, just ahead of Ruddle and then Way. All of the children involved did a super job, showing lightning fast reactions on the … Read More

Potato Clock

Jo ConwayAchievements, Prep School

The children in Years 1 and 2 have been learning about digital time and put together a fantastic potato clock. The clock works without electricity!

U14 Rugby 7s

Jo ConwayBoys Sports

Congratulations to our U14 Rugby 7s for qualify to represent North Devon at the county finals in 2 weeks.

Rugby 7s

Jo ConwayBoys Sports

Shebbear enjoyed a great day in the sun at the North Devon rugby 7s. The U13s lost out in the semi final of the cup, while the much improved U15s also made it to the semi final stage. The U14s made it to the final of the cup but just lost to a much bigger Bideford College side. Well done … Read More

Pancake day in Pre-School

Jo ConwayPre-School

On Tuesday the children carefully weighed and measured the ingredients for the batter and enjoyed some of their pancakes at snack time. The ones that weren’t so successful were used for a pancake race in the playground where sugar was replaced by gravel.

Prep School Swim Team.

Jo ConwayBoys Sports, Girls Sports, Prep School

The Prep School swim team have taken part in a gala with West Buckland and Caen Primary School. There were some excellent performances from our relatively inexperienced swimmers, against some strong opponents. Highlights from the afternoon included second place finishes for George in the 50m Backstroke and Harry in the 25m Backstroke. Well done to all of our swimmers for … Read More

LAMDA Success for Prep Pupils

Jo ConwayAchievements, Prep School

Many congratulations to Angus and George, for gaining their LAMDA Speaking Verse and Prose (Entry Level 3) certificates, both with distinctions. Congratulations also to George for being awarded his Speaking Verse and Prose (Grade 1), also with distinction.

A Word from the Head of the Prep School

Jo ConwayPrep School

The evening of the 13th February saw our second Informal Music Concert of the year take place in the Music Centre. Children from Year 1 to Year 6 took part in what was a very enjoyable concert, with a lot of talent on show. Some of these children have already performed in front of several audiences, and for others performing is a very … Read More

Prep School Music Concert

Jo ConwayMusic, Prep School

The latest Informal Music Concert took place on the 13th February with a number of children stepping forward and performing. It proved to be another very enjoyable event, and our thanks to Mrs Parker, Mr Parker, Mrs Frith and Mrs Cornish, as well as all of our peripatetic music teachers, for their hard work supporting the children. Many of these … Read More

The Prep School is Proud to Sponsor . . .

Jo ConwayPrep School

Through industrious fundraising the Prep School is proud to sponsor the education of two children living in poverty in Uganda. This week the G2L group are delighted with the gifts they bought for Isaac and Lucky.

6th Form Pantomime

Jo ConwaySixth Form

The 6th Form Pantomime was a huge success, performing to a sell out audience on both nights. In addition to the on-stage performances from the likes of Lizzie, Jack, Lucy Johns and Archie, the whole 6th Form team came together to produce a wonderful event. Many thanks to those who worked back stage to prepare for and run the performances … Read More

Successful Fundraising Cake Sale

Jo ConwayAchievements, Charity

A very big thank you to all who contributed to the fundraising cake sale that took place earlier this week. It was a great success. We managed to raise just over £192 for Wires, Australia

Youth Speaks North Devon

Jo ConwayAcademic, Achievements

Shebbear College senior teams performed extremely well, demonstrating their passion for the topics in hand and some genuinely impressive skills in public speaking. The competition was very tough; the other teams were equally well prepared and everyone shone in different ways on the day. The judges said that the competition was incredibly close. Sadly, despite highly commended performances, neither of … Read More

A Word from the Head of the Prep School

Jo ConwayPrep School

‘Moo’s Laughing Now?’, ‘A Weekend at Uncle Cleetus’sFarm’ and ‘Winter Soldiers of Alaska’ have been among the titles of our Year 6 stories read to Years 1 and 2 this week, as part of National Storytelling Week. The children read their creations with enthusiasm and expression, with their young audience enjoying listening. Our Prep School assembly themes this week have included friendships and the power … Read More

National Storytelling Week in the Prep School

Jo ConwayAchievements, Prep School

As part of National Storytelling Week in the Prep School, many of our Year 6 pupils have been reading their own stories to Years 1 and 2 this week. Year 6 have been busy penning their stories to enter the BBC Radio 2 ‘500 Words’ competition, with titles including ‘Moo’s Laughing Now?’, ‘A Weekend at Uncle Cleetus’s Farm’, ‘Monster’, ‘The … Read More

Year 1 & 2s Wonderful Day at Rosemoor

Jo ConwayPrep School

Years 1 & 2 had a wonderful day at Rosemoor on Tuesday. They went to look for Robins and to find the best habitats for them. The sun shone for the whole day and the children were very lucky to get so close to some Robins too!

Rugby 7s

Jo ConwayBoys Sports

A great afternoon of rugby 7s for some of our senior boys. Many thanks to Kingsley Schools and Trinity for coming up!