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Just Three Weeks Until The Exmoor: 4th April

With just three weeks to go until The Exmoor, we hope the training is going well.

Last year Gary MacAlister (91-97B) romped home with an impressive time of 01:24:53 for the Senior Boys Race and Vicki Smith was victorious in the Senior Girls a whole 5 minutes in front of her competitors.

The Long Race (AKA Senior Boys’ Run) consists of a walk of eight miles to the start and a run of ten miles back to School.

The Short Race (AKA Senior Girls’ Run) is a walk of six miles and a run of approximately six miles, this year starting at Heasley Mill.

OWB’s, Parents & Supporters, are welcome to join in this annual school event. The entry fee is £20 (to include refreshments in the JESC, a packed lunch and glass of wine on completion). Current HE Students £10.

There will be transport available to The Poltimore Arms at Yarde Down for competitors who wish to run but would prefer not to walk out.

To assist us with catering numbers and transport, the closing date for entries is Monday 1st April.

Entry forms can be found here

Please see below, for what we hope is, a comprehensive guide for the day but if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email [email protected]

Information for competitors

The school will be assembled in the Sports Hall from 8.45am for the ‘Exmoor Assembly’.  You are most welcome to join them on the gallery above the Sports Hall. Refreshments will be available in the Club Room once you have registered prior to your departure, either by foot or bus.

Walking Out: Please register by 9.25am to be ready to walk out at 9.40 am (Long Race) or 9.50am (Short Race).

Bussing Out: Please ensure you are on the bus by 11.25am, ready to be bussed out to The Poltimore Arms where we shall meet the other runners.

At approximately 12.40pm the coach sets off to Kingsford Gate (Long Race Start). Those competing in the Long Race are welcome to join the school on the walk up to the start or to use the transport provided. The Long Race will start at approximately 12.50pm.

The bus will then continue on to Heasley Mill (Short Race Start). The Short Race will start at approximately 1.10pm.

Those wishing to walk The Exmoor will be restricted to the Short Race starting at Heasley Mill. No dogs are permitted to accompany entrants.

Spectators are also very welcome to come along and cheer on the competitors at various points of the routes. If you would like to see the runners at the finish line, we recommend arriving at the WBS by approximately 2pm.

All entrants must wear suitable clothing and footwear and are encouraged to drink water at every opportunity.  Any injuries are to be reported to a WBS marshall. 

At regular points along the course, transport will be available back to the school for the convenience of those not wishing to complete the run.

At the start of both runs, you will be able to hand your belongings to a member of staff who will return them to the reception desk of the Jonathan Edwards Sports Centre where they will be available for collection. 

Following the run all entrants are welcome to join us for refreshments in the Karslake and the presentation ceremony in the JESC at approximately 4.15pm

Car Parking: Astro Car Park at rear of the school
Registration  Location and Times: Entrance to Jonathan Edwards Sports Centre Walking Out: 8.40 am to 9.25 am Bussing Out: 10.00 am to 11.20 am
Walking Out
Departure
Point:
From front of Memorial Hall.
Marshals will be in attendance to direct entrants.
Walking Out Departure
Time:
Long Race :   9.40 am
Short Race:   9.50 am
Bussing Out Departure
Point:
School Main Entrance
Bus A
Bussing Out
Departure
Time:
11.30 am
Approx Race Start Times: Long Race: 12.50pm
Short Race: 1.10pm
Race Pick-Up
Points:
Every 2 to 3 miles.  Marshals will be posted at each pick-up point. 
Please inform them if transport back to the school is required.
Changing &
Showers:
School House
Refreshments: Clubroom
Presentation
Venue:
Jonathan Edwards Sports Centre
Presentation
Time:
4.15 pm

The Exmoor 2019

The Exmoor 2019

With just three weeks to go until The Exmoor, we hope the training is going well.

Gary MacAlister (91-97B) romped home with an impressive time of 01:24:53 for the Senior Boys Race and Vicki Smith was victorious in the Senior Girls a whole 5 minutes in front of her competitors.

The Long Race (AKA Senior Boys’ Run) consists of a walk of eight miles to the start and a run of ten miles back to School.

The Short Race (AKA Senior Girls’ Run) is a walk of six miles and a run of approximately six miles, this year starting at Heasley Mill.

OWB’s, Parents & Supporters, are welcome to join in this annual school event. The entry fee is £20 (to include refreshments in the JESC, a packed lunch and glass of wine on completion). Current HE Students £10.

There will be transport available to The Poltimore Arms at Yarde Down for competitors who wish to run but would prefer not to walk out.

To assist us with catering numbers and transport, the closing date for entries is Monday 1st April.

Entry forms can be found here

For further details email [email protected]

Information for competitors

The school will be assembled in the Sports Hall from 8.45am for the ‘Exmoor Assembly’.  You are most welcome to join them on the gallery above the Sports Hall. Refreshments will be available in the Club Room once you have registered prior to your departure, either by foot or bus.

Walking Out: Please register by 9.25am to be ready to walk out at 9.40 am (Long Race) or 9.50am (Short Race).

Bussing Out: Please ensure you are on the bus by 11.25am, ready to be bussed out to The Poltimore Arms where we shall meet the other runners.

At approximately 12.40pm the coach sets off to Kingsford Gate (Long Race Start). Those competing in the Long Race are welcome to join the school on the walk up to the start or to use the transport provided. The Long Race will start at approximately 12.50pm.

The bus will then continue on to Heasley Mill (Short Race Start). The Short Race will start at approximately 1.10pm.

Those wishing to walk The Exmoor will be restricted to the Short Race starting at Heasley Mill. No dogs are permitted to accompany entrants.

Spectators are also very welcome to come along and cheer on the competitors at various points of the routes. If you would like to see the runners at the finish line, we recommend arriving at the WBS by approximately 2pm.

All entrants must wear suitable clothing and footwear and are encouraged to drink water at every opportunity.  Any injuries are to be reported to a WBS marshall.

At regular points along the course, transport will be available back to the school for the convenience of those not wishing to complete the run.

At the start of both runs, you will be able to hand your belongings to a member of staff who will return them to the reception desk of the Jonathan Edwards Sports Centre where they will be available for collection.

Following the run all entrants are welcome to join us for refreshments in the Karslake and the presentation ceremony in the JESC at approximately 4.15pm

Car Parking: Astro Car Park at rear of the school
Registration  Location and Times:

 

Entrance to Jonathan Edwards Sports Centre

Walking Out: 8.40 am to 9.25 am

Bussing Out: 10.00 am to 11.20 am

Walking Out Departure Point: From front of Memorial Hall.

Marshals will be in attendance to direct entrants.

Walking Out Departure Time: Long Race Course:   9.40 am

Short Race Course:   9.50 am

Bussing Out Departure Point: School Main Entrance
Bus A
Bussing Out Departure Time: 11.30 am
Approx Race Start Times: Long Race: 12.50pm Short Race: 1.10pm
Race Pick-Up Points: Every 2 to 3 miles.  Marshals will be posted at each pick-up point.  Please inform them if transport back to the school is required.
Changing & Showers: School House
Refreshments: Clubroom
Presentation Venue: Jonathan Edwards Sports Centre
Presentation Time: 4.15 pm

OWBA Social at The Bull and Bear: Saturday 2nd March

Elma Rushe thought it a grand idea to have an informal gathering of old pupils and staff of West Buckland School and we agreed wholeheartedly!

So, whatever era you were at WBS, all are welcome to join us for a drink (or two) at the Bull and Bear, Barnstaple.

Let’s see where the night takes us (Barum Takeaway for some hardy souls) … we suspect there may still be some Fever Divas out there!

To help with numbers please let us know if you will be joining us.
We will update the list below regularly.

RSVP: [email protected]

OWBA London Reunion: Thursday 9th May

We are expecting a good crowd for the OWBA London Reunion in May.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us at The Carpenter’s Arms at Seymour Place for an informal get together of past pupils, teachers and friends of WBS.

To add your name to the growing list RSVP: [email protected]

OWBA Golf Day: Thursday 25th April

A Message from Mike Hannaford (56-64F)

“Please put the date in your diaries……

The Ellesborough Cup, skilfully won by Chris Phillips last year is the prestigious prize for the victor. In past years Ellesborough has provided us with an excellent day’s golf and I do hope you are able to join us whether as a player or for lunch.

The date is Thursday, April 25th 2019 with coffee/tea and bacon rolls served from 0800 in the Clubhouse.

 

 

Our first tee is 0845 and a 2 course lunch will be available from around 2.00 pm.

The cost will be £65 for players, £22 for those joining us just for lunch.”

Please contact [email protected] 01598 760188 for further details

OWBA v WBS Phoenix Society Debate

The annual Phoenix Debate between the OWBA and the Sixth Form was held on Friday, 16 November.

Former president of the Society, Harry Palmer, returned and teamed up with Reverend Sutcliffe to take on Molly Muir and William Wardle.

The house overwhelmingly voted against the motion

“It should be an offence to offend someone.”

However, when it came to the speeches themselves, Miss Muir and Mr Wardle, who argued that it should be an offence to offend, won in a landslide victory of 55 to 5 votes.

Many thanks for both sides on an exciting and thoughtful debate.

 

Last Chance to Book for the OWBA V WBS Phoenix Society Debate

Last chance to book…

Ever wondered what happens at a Phoenix Society debate?
All are welcome to join us on Friday 16th November for the third OWBA v WBS Phoenix Society Debate

The motion:
“This house believes it should be a criminal offence to offend someone”
(OWBA Opposing)

This lively and entertaining evening begins with the debate in the 150 Theatre followed by a carvery supper in the Karslake hall.

Tickets are priced at just £12 and FREE to current Sixth Formers

Bookings made by contacting the OWBA office, e: [email protected] t: 01598 760188

Tickets can be purchased by sending a cheque for £12 per person (made payable to OWBA) or by making an online transfer:
Bank: NatWest
Name: Old West Buckland Association
Account Number: 06112129
Sort Code: 55-50-29
Ref: (your name)PH

Tickets can also be purchased Online via Ticketsource (small booking fee applies)

Final Numbers: You are very welcome to pay on the door but in order to assist with catering numbers, please let us know if you plan to join us by Wednesday 14th November.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Very best wishes
Monica Carter-Burns
OWBA/Foundation Office

OWBA Trip to the Battlefields: Pictures

Here are a selection of photos from the OWBA trip to the Battlefields

The Ypres Salient

Arras and Loos

The Somme

 

Our grateful thanks to Chris Allin and Andy Keech who brought the stories of our West Buckland Boys to life.

OWBA v WBS Phoenix Society Debate Friday 16th November

Ever wondered what happens at a Phoenix Society debate?

Join us on Friday 16th November for the third OWBA v WBS Phoenix Society debate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The motion:

“This house believes it should be a criminal offence to offend someone”

(OWBA Opposing)

This lively and entertaining evening begins with the debate in the 150 Theatre followed by a carvery supper in the Karslake hall.

Tickets are priced at just £12 and includes a carvery supper.

FREE to current Sixth Formers

Bookings made by contacting the OWBA office

e: [email protected] t:01598 760188

Tickets can be purchased by sending a cheque for £12 per person (made payable to OWBA) or by making an online transfer

 

Bank: NatWest

Branch: South Molton

Name: Old West Buckland Association

Account Number: 06112129

Sort Code: 55-50-29

Ref: (your name)PH

Tickets can be purchased Online (small booking fee applies)

 

 

 

Tom Hitchins Lunch: Saturday 17th November

We do hope that you can join us at The Tom Hitchins’ Lunch on Saturday 17th November.

Event: The Tom Hitchins’ Lunch

Time: 12 for 12.30

Date: Saturday 17th November 2018

Address: Royal Western Yacht Club, Queen Anne’s Battery, Plymouth, PL4 0TW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Menu: Here is a copy of the menu return form options for lunch. Please indicate your choice by Friday 9th November.

 

Raffle: We shall be holding a raffle after lunch and any additional contributions of wine or chocolates would be gratefully received. If you would like to donate a small prize please bring it along on the day.

 

If you have not already made payment for the lunch and would like to attend, you can do so by either sending a cheque for £30 per person (made payable to OWBA) or by making an online transfer

 

Bank: NatWest

Branch: South Molton

Name: Old West Buckland Association

Account Number: 06112129

Sort Code: 55-50-29

Ref: (your name)TH

 

For those travelling from North Devon we are hoping to provide a minibus, spaces will be limited. Please do let us know if you would like to join us on the bus.

 

Directions to RWYC

 

If we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 01598 760188 and we shall be very happy to help.

 

 

Very best wishes

 

 

 

 

Monica Carter-Burns

Communications & Events Officer