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West Buckland hockey teams enjoy successful seasons

West Buckland has enjoyed one of its most successful hockey seasons in recent years across the boys’ age groups. The U11 and U13 boys were crowned Devon Hockey Champions, reaching the West National Qualifiers, while the U13s won all their fixtures throughout the 2018 season. The U14s were crowned Devon Hockey Champions and remained undefeated


Taunton School raises £1,000 for local hospital

Taunton School has donated £1,000 to the ‘Love Musgrove’ MRI scanner campaign. Students raised the money during ‘RaG’ Week (Raising and Giving) by participating in lots of activities such as cake sales, ‘pie the prefects’ and music video productions. The campaign was chosen as the recipient by the student-led Charity Committee at Taunton School. Reverend


Truro School appoints new director of sport

Truro School has appointed former rugby player Dan Sanderson as its new director of sport. Dan, a self-confessed “sports fanatic”, will start in September 2018 and will lead all aspects of both traditional team and individual sports, ensuring that pupils are nurtured towards healthy lifestyles. He said: “I am thrilled to be taking on the


St Swithun’s students support homelessness charity

Students from St Swithun’s School recently joined together with other local schools to raise money and awareness for the homelessness charity Trinity Winchester. Pupils created shelters out of cardboard boxes which were then used during the charity’s ‘Big Sleep Out Shelter Build’. They also took part in recycling activities and engaged in discussions about homelessness and


Monmouth School for Girls hosts charity concert

Music staff and pupils from Monmouth School for Girls recently joined together for a charity concert. The Musical Roots concert showcased the talents of six staff in an evening which raised £307.15 for Music in Hospitals and Care Wales. Christopher Horner, a violin tutor, professional performer and event organiser, said: “As musicians, we get so


Navy lieutenant visits St David’s College

St David’s College recently welcomed back a former pupil who arrived at the school in a navy helicopter. Lieutenant Ben Daw landed on the school’s tennis courts in the £19m Merlin helicopter, who welcomed him as he arrived. He gave pupils a tour of the anti-submarine vehicle and saw his former teachers and Year 8


Northbourne Park hosts Grandparents Day

Northbourne Park School recently welcomed over 50 grandparents to its annual Grandparents Day. Pupils took their grandparents on a tour of the school and introduced them to their teachers, classmates and friends. Following some light refreshments, grandparents and parents were entertained during the afternoon with a summer concert. Years 3 and 4 sang ‘Arabian Nights’,


Taunton School swimmers raise money for charities

Taunton School pupils have recently taken to the swimming pool for two charity events. Swimmers from the preparatory school swam as many lengths of the school pool as they could in 30 minutes to raise money for the charity Holiday for Heroes. They aimed to match the 41 mile distance they will be swimming around


Westbourne House pupil qualifies for Junior Mathematical Olympiad

A pupil from Westbourne House School has qualified for the Junior Mathematical Olympiad. Year 8 pupil Jack Wong has been placed in the top 0.4% of participants across the country. 70 pupils at the school joined over 300,000 pupils in participating in the Junior Maths Challenge, organised by the UK Mathematics Trust. Barbara Langford, director


Felsted School hosts charity royal wedding fete

Felsted School’s royal wedding-themed fete has raised over the £2,500 for charity. Activities included ‘pin the tail on the Corgi’, face painting and cake stalls, with all proceeds going to the children’s chosen charity, Help for Heroes. The school’s Senior Cadets made a special appearance, arranging a challenging assault course for the children to tackle.


Truro Prep opens new buildings

Truro Prep School has recently unveiled its new building development. Ms Patterson, the head of prep, along with the school’s governors, the Mayor of Truro, parents and staff members gathered to celebrate the opening of the Lovett Building and the Grassby Building. The building was opened by its namesakes Matthew Lovett and Jane Grassby. Matthew


Rydal Penrhos student receives Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

A Sixth Form pupil at Rydal Penrhos visited Buckingham Palace to collect her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award last week. Jenny Johnson joined other candidates at a ceremony on Thursday, just days before the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. She received her certificate from rugby star Johnathan Davies and met Princess Anne at


Westbourne House participates in Outdoor Classroom Day

Westbourne House School pupils have recently taken part in Outdoor Classroom Day. The global campaign, led by Learning through Landscapes, aims to get children outside and learning. Year 2 pupils took part in canoeing sessions on the school’s lake, which involved observing its wildlife and working as a team to navigate the setting. The school’s


Bromsgrove tennis stars enjoy tournament success

Tennis players from Bromsgrove School recently enjoyed a successful weekend at the Hereford and Worcestershire LTA U14 and U16 Boys’ and Girls’ County Doubles Tournament. The competition, held at Malvern College and Malvern St James, saw Bobby Mekushina and Claudia Bullock win the Girls’ U16 Doubles County title. Two pairings from the school made it


Gordon’s School students earn charity award

A group of boys from Gordon’s School have received an award for their fundraising efforts for the health charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). Members from the school’s Khartoum House accepted Surrey Superstars Youth Fundraising Award from the HM The Queen’s representative in the county, the Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey Michael More-Molyneux, at a reception


Malvern St James team reach Young Enterprise finals

A team from Malvern St James Girls’ School has progressed to the West Midlands Final of the Young Enterprise Company of the Year. The winning team, Moments, will give a presentation to judges next month in four categories regarding their products, including postcards, booklets and coupon books. The members have benefited from business advice from Rupert


Farlington School Year 11s celebrate achievements

Three Year 11 students at Farlington School have been celebrating their recent achievements. Sahara Coles reached the final of the Discover ARTiculation Challenge competition, which involved a three minute presentation on a piece of artwork. All five of the school’s entries were filmed and uploaded, with the girls delivering their presentations in a school assembly. Sahara


Bromsgrove pupil to compete in karate championships

A pupil from Bromsgrove School will take part in the Wadokai Karate World Championships in August. Freddie Draycott will represent England at the championships in Leicester, the first to be held outside of Japan. He is one of the few athletes selected to compete in both Kata and Kumite and has previously competed at three