The children in Pre-School enjoyed making telephones with cans last week. They were able to test them out on Friday around the campus. Some of the Reception children were able to suggest ways to improve their phones!
Congratulations to many of our UVI pupils who are securing UCAS offers at first choice universities and especially to Lizzy who gained ten top grade 9s in her GCSEs at Shebbear College 18 months ago and this week, Lizzy has been offered a conditional offer to study Theology at her chosen College at Oxford. This week 5th form pupils have enjoyed … Read More
Resilience and robustness are both key words that have a high profile in the Prep School, in terms of developing our children’s strength of character in response to challenge or adversity. In many ways, our sports grounds have shown similar characteristics this week, as following Sunday’s Gliddon and Squire Cross Country event, there were many parts of our site that … Read More
A great afternoon was had by Shebbear U12 and U13 football teams on Thursday 16th Jan, playing 5 games against Kingsley School and St Joseph. Some brilliant football was played in some very testing conditions. Improvements in skill and game understanding was made by all on the pitch and I look forward to seeing these teams develop in the weeks … Read More
On Wednesday 15th January Shebbear College pupils had the first golf lesson of the year, from the professional at Holsworthy Golf Club. In total 20 pupils managed to learn new skills and develop and improve existing golfing attributes . The afternoon was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
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 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
A home race this week, as Shebbear College was the host for the sixth race in this season’s league. Conditions were tough, and as the morning went on and the rain continued to fall, the course became extremely wet and muddy.Many congratulations to everyone who took part:Under 9 Boys: Ashton (35th), Max (40th), James (42nd) and Ben (43rd)Under 11 Boys: … Read More
Happy New Year! 2020 is not only the start of a new year, but the start of a new decade and we have celebrated the winners of the UK Mathematical Trust (UKMT) as well as Music and Art awards this week – some magnificent pupil achievements. I spoke in Chapel this week about how the next decade and how 2020-2030 will be … Read More
A very happy New Year and we have all enjoyed a very good first week back in school to get 2020 underway. The children have started this new term with great enthusiasm and commitment, and they are already well underway with their studies. Our first assembly of the term looked at some resolutions for the term and year ahead, as … Read More
During the first week of the December holidays a group of students ventured out to the beautiful ski slopes of Bormio. Many of the students had never skied before! It took the beginners a couple of days to get the hang of it but soon enough they were shredding it down the red slopes. There were many highlights to this … Read More
Following a wonderful candle-lit Carol Service last night and having just emerged from our final Chapel of 2019, where our three Houses (Ruddle, Thorne and Way) have just sung their hearts out in our House Singing Competition, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to seeing you in 2020
Our Prep School Carol Service was held in Lake Chapel on Tuesday afternoon and it proved to be a very uplifting and enjoyable event. The children did a super job with their singing and readings, as well as their short Nativity performance. Our thanks to Mrs Parker for preparing the children so well with their singing, and to Rev. Dr … Read More
This term’s Prep School Chess Tournament came to a conclusion this week.After six rounds of matches, the final was between Tom and Harvey. This final match lasted a matter of minutes, as Harvey pulled off a superb two move checkmate, taking the winner’s trophy.Well done to everyone who took part, from Years 2-6.