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 seniors vs U23s team and Old Shebbearian Oli Ryder-Green (2018 leaver) has been awarded his weight in Yorkshire Gold tea for skateboarding across Europe.

Boarders excelled in and thoroughly enjoyed the gorge scrambling activity (the photos are excellent!) and pupils are also enjoying exploring American culture in the city of New York. Please scroll down this news blog and download Mrs Alberti’s excellent careers newsletter. Also save the date for our U10 Rugby Festival on 16th November, which promises to be outstanding (invitation to follow).

We have been celebrating Mental Health awareness week. Pupils and staff have engaged with activities and discussions to promote the importance of our mental health lead by Dr Riley and Miss Alford. I emphasised in Chapel yesterday that mental health is as important as physical health. The two work together simultaneously as physical activity improves our mental wellbeing and how we feel. After a fantastic first half of term, enjoy a restful half term after we break up on Wednesday, but please make sure that you do some form of physical activity each day over the holiday, as you will certainly feel better if you do!