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Sam AlfordSenior 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

Girls Hockey Results

Sam AlfordGirls Sports

The 1st XI girl’s hockey played against Mount Kelly. In challenging conditions the girls gave their best performance of the season, with much improved teamwork and tactical nous on display from the entire team. The girls narrowly lost 4-3, but it was great team effort by all.  The 1stXI girls had a very strong performance against Kinsley, with all the players contributing to the … Read More

A Word from the Head of the Prep School

Sam AlfordPrep School

The Prep School gathered together on Monday morning for our Remembrance Assembly. Several of our Year 6 children were involved in the assembly, contributing poems, readings and the Roll of Honour, with the names of those Shebbearians who were killed in action in the two World Wars. The importance of the event, especially in this centenary year marking the very … Read More

Senior Boys Badminton

Sam AlfordAchievements, Boys Sports

The senior boys badminton team played Kingsley this week, which was a great success. Shebbear ended up winning 10-4 overall, with all members of the team winning their singles match

U16 North Devon Rugby Champions

Sam AlfordAchievements, Boys Sports

The U16 Rugby boys had a fantastic afternoon in West Buckland at the annual North Devon Tournament. We played against the best West Buckland , Park School , South Molton, Great Torrington, Bideford and Braunton had to offer and in fairly windy conditions managed to end the day unbeaten and returned to Shebbear as well deserved tournament winners

Weekly Award Winners in the Prep

Sam AlfordAcademic, Achievements, Prep School

Congratulations to this week’s golden sticker winners: Annie, James, Harry, Dixie, Issy and Theo. Our BAFTA winner was Emily, and Alfie won the Manners Medal. Many congratulations to all of these children on their achievements.

National Anti-Bullying Week in the Prep School

Sam AlfordPrep School

As part of National Anti-Bullying Week, the Prep School has taken part in several activities. The children have had class discussions on bullying, friendships and relationships, as well as using the theme to generate ideas for poetry, creative writing and posters. E-Safety has had a particularly high profile, with all of our Prep children discussing and learning about their roles … Read More

U9 Netball Girls

Sam AlfordGirls Sports, Prep School

On a squally afternoon, the Under 9 netball squad braved the rain to play a home fixture against St. Joseph’s. The Shebbear girls started confidently and moved the ball freely around the court. Lila-Mai played effectively as Goal Attack, moving quickly off to mark to ensure we maintained possessions after each centre pass. Dixie-Belle marked with fervour and helped to … Read More

Prep School Museum Trip

Sam AlfordAcademic, Prep School

On Tuesday the 12th of November, an excited group of Year 3, 4 and 5 children went to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter. They took part in a day of activities that focused on Ancient Egypt. The pupils enjoyed learning how to write their names using hieroglyphics. This was followed by a well enjoyed fast-paced game of Senet. … Read More

Year 6 Coding

Sam AlfordPrep School

The latest ICT topic for Year 6 is ‘coding and programming’. The children are working their way through various challenges and problems, programming virtual computers and laser guns to get them out of trouble!Their previous topics this term have included making electronic music and designing their own houses – often with swimming pools and jacuzzis.

U14 Netball Girls

Sam AlfordGirls Sports

Congratulations to the U14 Netball girls who competed in the North Devon Netball Tournament last week. Well done Thalia for receiving player of the match.

Prep School Chess Tournament

Sam AlfordAchievements, Prep School

The Prep School Chess tournament is in full swing, with twenty-two players from Year 2 to Year 6 putting their name in the draw. Matches are played most lunchtimes, with the final taking place towards the end of November.

Prep School Remembrance

Sam AlfordEvents, Prep School

On Remembrance Day, the Prep School gathered together for our Remembrance Assembly. Children from Reception to Year 6 listened to readings and poetry, as well as the roll of honour from Shebbearians who made the ultimate sacrifice in the two World Wars. They also heard the Last Post and observed the period of silence impeccably.

1stXV Rugby Boys

Sam AlfordBoys Sports

The 1stXV Rugby Boys were involved in the Jonny Wilkinson Cup at Rencomb College on Sunday 11th November. After agonisingly losing in a close game to Mount Kelly in the final of last years tournament, there was plenty of ambition from the Shebbear Squad. The pool games saw Shebbear put together some impressive performances, dispatching Milton Abbey, Rencomb, Kingsley and … Read More

Remembrance Service

Mark CharmanEvents

On Monday 11th November we held a very moving and thought-provoking Remembrance Service in Lake Chapel. Presided over by the Rev. Warren, the names were read out of those linked with the school who lost their lives during the two world wars and other conflicts. The wreaths were placed at the front of the Chapel by our cadets, who later … Read More

A Word from the Head

Sam AlfordFrom the Head

We have enjoyed a fantastic first week back after the break. Outdoor Education and learning outdoors have featured heavily at Shebbear this week and it is great to see so much excellent learning taking place on our beautiful campus and in our local area.It was a joy to attend and listen to the outstanding talent at the Prep School Music Concert on … Read More

A Word From the Head of the Prep School

Sam AlfordAcademic, Music, Prep School

Yesterday evening saw our first Informal Music Concert of the year take place in the Music Centre. Fifteen 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 it was their very … Read More

Gliddon and Squire Cross-Country League

Sam AlfordBoys Sports, Girls Sports

Coxleigh Barton Equestrian Centre was the venue for the latest race in this season’s league. After torrential rain, conditions were tough and extremely wet and muddy. Many congratulations to everyone who took part: Under 9 Girls: Emma (62nd) Under 9 Boys: Ashton (34th), Ben (55th) and James (57th) Under 11 Boys: George (37th)