Careers Workshop for Form 5

Jo ConwayCareers, Senior School


Today our Form 5 (Year 11) pupils took part in a brilliant careers workshop with Vicki from FutureSmart Careers. The morning was based around a Dragons’ Den/Apprentice task and the pupils worked in teams to choose a product (inventions included a defibrillator drone, a retractable charger, a remotely accessible garden and translator glasses), make a pitch and decide where to … Read More

Desert Island Discs – what will Mrs Kirby take?

Jo ConwaySenior School


Pollard’s Form 5 hosted a Desert Island Discs in their House Chapel this week. Their castaway was Mrs Kirby and she chose Elton John – Circle of Life, Tones and I – Dance Monkey and Robbie Williams – No Regrets. Read below how she answered their questions on the day! You are deserted on an Island you only have a … Read More

Inter-House Bake Off!

Jo ConwayHouse Competition, Senior School

Forms 1 and 2 interhouse bake off

Bakers from the Form 1 & 2 bubble took part in the Inter-house Bake Off this week, and were tasked with making two perfect scones for the technical challenge! Well done to Izzy who came first and helped Pollard secure first place, with Way second, Thorne third and Ruddle fourth.

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

Our new Outdoor Classroom & Nature Trail

Jo ConwaySenior School

Our new Nature Trail and Outdoor Classroom area – The Friends’ Trail – has been a brilliant setting for several lessons across the Prep and Senior School over the last few weeks. Outdoor learning has always been a big part of what we do at Shebbear College, and now, with this being more important than ever, we are trying to … Read More

L6 Form Business Studies Students

Jo ConwayAcademic, Senior School

Lower 6 Form Business Studies students were given a tour around the manufacturing facility at Bott Ltd, Bude. Bott provide high quality workplace and vehicle storage solutions and have been located in Bude since the 1970’s. The tour gave the students a real appreciation of how to organise the operations of a manufacturing facility on such a large scale. This … Read More

Form 5 Debate

Jo ConwayAcademic, Senior School

Form 5 took part in a weekly tutor period yesterday and listened to a debate on whether ‘the use of mobile phones by pupils in school promotes learning and should be encouraged’. These sessions form part of the Skills for Success programme that all pupils in Form 5 take part in on a regular basis . These sessions include study … Read More

Political Parties

Jo ConwayAchievements, Senior School

Shebbear College pupils put Christmas on hold this week and concentrated on politics. Five pupils chose to represent political parties of their choice. They campaigned to their constituents in the early part of the week and the senior school body went to the polls on Wednesday. After voting was concluded Samuel, representing the Liberal Democrat party , was elected with a landslide victory.

1st XV Rugby Boys

Jo ConwayBoys Sports, Senior School

The Under 18 XV travelled to West Buckland for the final game of their season. The traditional derby and crunch match awaited our players in what was to be an outstanding game of rugby. Blustery conditions made the management of the  game a tricky task. Both teams battled ferociously with Shebbear having the benefit of the slope and wind in the first half. West Buckland were … Read More

The Geocreate Pupils

Jo ConwayAchievements, CoCurricular, Senior School

The Geocreate pupils have made fantastic 3D advent calendars. The idea behind the calendar is that you pull out a lolly stick and watch Santa moving slowly down the chimney. The talented group used old pringle cans, lolly sticks, cereal boxes and paints. Next week the Geocreate pupils will be making Christmas tree decorations

Eurotool Box

Jo ConwaySenior School

Each year Shebbear College hosts a reading scheme in several European languages. Our languages classes have, in the past few weeks, been able to explore a wide range of books in French, English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish and Italian. Prep 6 students were encouraged to choose their own books to read in class. The Upper Sixth Spanish class challenged themselves … Read More

New York Trip 2019

Jo ConwayArt, CoCurricular, Senior School

Shebbear College Art and Creative Media Department organised a trip to New York from the 16-20th October. This amazing opportunity full of activities and adventures in one of the world’s most iconic cities was open to F4 to U6 and 15 students embarked on this incredible adventure with Ms Davies and Mr Barlow. Day 1 Arrived and after a meal … Read More

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