Years 5 and 6 have their sponsored walk for Edukid

Sam AlfordCharity, 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

Sam AlfordPrep 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

Sam AlfordAcademic, 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

Sam AlfordEvents, 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

Sam AlfordAcademic, 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

Sam AlfordBoys 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

Sam AlfordPrep 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

Sam AlfordAchievements, 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.

Sam AlfordBoys 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

Sam AlfordAchievements, 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

Sam AlfordPrep 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

Sam AlfordMusic, 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 . . .

Sam AlfordPrep 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.

A Word from the Head of the Prep School

Sam AlfordPrep 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

Sam AlfordAchievements, 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

U.11 Football at St. Petroc’s

Sam AlfordBoys Sports, Girls Sports, Prep School

All of Years 5 and 6 combined with St. Petroc’s on Wednesday for an afternoon of football training. A carousel of coaching activities was followed by small-sided matches, and the afternoon was extremely enjoyable for everyone.

Year 1 & 2s Wonderful Day at Rosemoor

Sam AlfordPrep 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!