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News Archive - May 2016

Author visit

Posted: 17th May 2016
We were delighted to welcome local author, Victoria Eveleigh, to the school today to talk about her work and sign her books. Mrs Eveleigh lives on Exmoor where she farms Devon Red cattle, Exmoor longhorn sheep and Exmoor ponies, and gave an interesting and entertaining talk to a selection of year 7 pupils, along with some year 6 girls from Caen Primary. Mrs Eveleigh has published several highly acclaimed novels for young people, all of which feature her beloved ponies. They include the "Joe" series, and the "Katy" series, the most recent of which, "Katy's Pony Summer" was published by Orion Books just two weeks ago. The pupils heard how Mrs Eveleigh spent her childhood in London, but came to Exmoor occasionally to stay with her grandmother. There she fell in love with the countryside and dreamt of one day being able to live on Exmoor and keep lots of animals. Luckily for her, this dream eventually became reality when she met a farmer and started a family with him; they now li...

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Donation to Cancer Research UK

Posted: 6th May 2016
A cheque made out to Cancer Research UK has been passed on to Claire Jefferies from North Devon Relay for Life. The cheque for £270 was handed over by Mr Cammack along with the Head girl and boy, to Claire and fellow Team 20 members. The money was raised on non-uniform day at the end of Spring Term, and will be used by Cancer Research UK for their pioneering work into finding a cure for all types of cancer. The North Devon Relay for Life will take place at Barnstaple Rugby Club from noon on Saturday 23rd July until noon on Sunday 24th July 2016.

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French Exchange Trip to Plouescat

Posted: 4th May 2016
Miss Ronckier and Mr Ludley recently accompanied ten year 9 pupils on an exchange visit to Braunton's twin town, Plouescat, in Brittany. For our students it was the opportunity to develop their French and their confidence in their linguistic and interpersonal skills, to discover another culture and realise they could spend a week in a foreign country with a family they had never met before and be fine. Our pupils all stayed with year 9s from St. Joseph's Catholic School and their families. Although the weather did not always give of its best, there were plenty of activities arranged to keep everyone busy, including horseriding, tree top climbing, cycling, a trip to an amusement park, local sightseeing and a boat cruise. The mayor of Plouescat hosted an evening reception and buffet, a Pot de l'Amitié. Our ten students were praised by their hosts and partners for the quality of their French, their politeness and behaviour. Their partners are now more excited than ever to come ...

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