National Anti-Bullying Week

Jo ConwayDrama, Prep School

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It’s National Anti-bullying week and we are running a series of special PHSE sessions for all our pupils to discuss the importance of being kind as well as a special Chapel service centered around the topic. Kindness and compassion is one of our core values here at Shebbear College and our pupils are thoughtful, supportive and considerate to others. Our … Read More

Children in Need

Jo ConwayCharity, Prep School

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This year, the theme for BBC Children in Need was to ‘Come as Yourself’, with pupils embracing their identities and wearing whatever makes them feel comfortable. Our pupils had a great time wearing mufti and raising money for this fantastic cause. Here are some snaps from breaktime in the Prep School!

Camp Sheb this October Half Term

Jo ConwayBoarding, Prep School, Senior School, Sixth Form

Our ‘Camp Sheb’ Holiday Club runs each half term for our Boarders, meaning that they do not have to travel home and can stay on campus during half term breaks – this half term this was particularly relevant with no-one being able to leave the UK. Activities included a brilliant trip to The Eden Project where everyone enjoyed some ice … Read More

An electric end of Half Term!

Jo ConwayAcademic, Prep School

Years 3 and 4 have been talking about electricity in their Science lessons, looking at appliances that run on mains electricity and those that require batteries. In their Science lesson this week, the children learnt how to identify and name the basic parts of a circuit, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers, before designing and constructing their own series … Read More

Belated Congratulations!

Jo ConwayAchievements, Prep School

Our Prep School pupils missed their Speech Day in the Summer Term, and today some of our Form 1 pupils were awarded the prizes that they should have received in Prep 6 last term. Congratulations to James, Lydia, Elsie and Samuel in Ruddle, Arron and Harvey in Thorne and Keira in Way!

Years 5 and 6 have their sponsored walk for Edukid

Jo ConwayCharity, Prep School

Years 5 and 6 have taken part in a sponsored walk to raise money for Edukid, and in particular, Lucky Peace and Issac, two Ugandan children the Prep School sponsors. The children walked over 5kms in some appalling conditions, gathering a very impressive collection of sticks along the way.

A Word from the Head of the Prep School

Jo ConwayPrep School

We must start this week with the achievements of our gymnasts who took part in the North Devon Championships in Bideford last weekend. All of the children performed extremely well, with our under 11 mixed team (Issy, James, Jemima and Summer) winning bronze medals, which is an outstanding achievement. Many congratulations also to Scarlett, Dixie and Emma for competing so … Read More

Year 6 Poetry Recital Competition

Jo ConwayAcademic, Prep School

Year 6 took part in their Poetry Recital competition this morning. The adjudicator was Mrs Shamsolahi, Head of English in the Senior School, and she was given the extremely difficult job of choosing a winner from a selection of excellent recitals and performances from the children. The final results were Keira (School Days) in third place, Lydia (Granny) in second … Read More

World Book Day in the Prep School

Jo ConwayEvents, Prep School

We celebrated World Book Day in the Prep School, with all of our children and staff dressing up as their favourite fictional book characters. From Wally to Harry Potter, and from Snow White to Little Red Riding Hood, we just about had them all. In the morning, the children took part in a carousel of activities, including drama, character profiles, … Read More

Prep 5 History

Jo ConwayAcademic, Prep School

As part of our history topic on the Vikings, the prep 5 children made models and PowerPoint presentations. All the children did an individual piece and then presented it to the class. All of them were outstanding and the work was of the highest quality.

Prep School Gymnastics

Jo ConwayBoys Sports, Girls Sports, Prep School

On Saturday the 29th of February, the Prep School gymnastics squad took part in the North Devon Schools’ Gymnastics Competition at Kingsley School where over 500 children were competing in the two disciplines of floor and vault. This was a culmination of many months of training and preparation. and the Shebbear College children showed immense bravery and fortitude as there were … Read More

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!

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.