U14 Regional Handball Tournament

Sam AlfordGirls Sports

Congratulations to Bethan in Form One who represented Bideford Blacks in an U14 Regional Handball Tournament this weekend in Bournemouth.  Bethan’s defence work received a coach’s commendation being very tight and forcing the other teams to shoot from the 9 m area resulting in a low ‘shots/score ratio’.

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.

The David James Cup Winners

Sam AlfordBoys Sports, Events

A cold and challenging afternoon greeted the U13 football team at Stover School for the annual David James cup. The team were outstanding through the course of the day, combining a special team spirit and work ethic to achieve an impressive set of results. The under 13 side beat Plymouth College, St Johns Sidmouth, Trinity, Stover and Bramdean scoring an … Read More

Saturday Netball Fixtures

Sam AlfordGirls Sports

A great block of Netball fixture was played on Saturday again Mount Kelly. Well done to the U12’s, U13’s and U14’s who all secured victories at home. Our 1st VII (pictured), 2nd VII and U15’s all had really close competitive matches at Mount Kelly and were unlucky to come away without any victories.

Boarders’ Climbing Activity

Sam AlfordBoarding

A group of our boarders’ have enjoyed a trip to Clip ‘n Climb Exeter, taking on the challenges of over twenty different climbs in their indoor facility.

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

Under 11 Mixed Football with Kingsley

Sam AlfordBoys Sports, Girls Sports

A mixed team from Years 5 and 6 spent Thursday afternoon at Kingsley, for a festival of football. The first games were 5-a-side matches against Kingsley, where we won two, drew one and lost one, with some really super football being played. Teams then were mixed up, and we joined forces with Kingsley and split into four teams for more … 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!

U14 Rugby 7s

Sam AlfordBoys Sports

Congratulations to our U14 Rugby 7s for qualify to represent North Devon at the county finals in 2 weeks.

Rugby 7s

Sam AlfordBoys Sports

Shebbear enjoyed a great day in the sun at the North Devon rugby 7s. The U13s lost out in the semi final of the cup, while the much improved U15s also made it to the semi final stage. The U14s made it to the final of the cup but just lost to a much bigger Bideford College side. Well done … Read More

Pancake day in Pre-School

Sam AlfordPre-School

On Tuesday the children carefully weighed and measured the ingredients for the batter and enjoyed some of their pancakes at snack time. The ones that weren’t so successful were used for a pancake race in the playground where sugar was replaced by gravel.

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