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OWBA Sports: Saturday 8th September

All are welcome to join us for a day of sporting rivalry, competing in shooting, Rugby, Girls Hockey and Netball for the honour of The Loving Cup.. Please do get

Celebration of Farming : Friday 7th September

                        Dear Member of the West Buckland School Community   A Celebration of Farming – Friday 7th September 2018

Notice of AGM : Saturday September 8th at 1pm

We do hope that you can join us for the OWBA AGM on Saturday 8th September from 1pm.   Agenda to be published shortly. Last year’s minutes can be found

OWBA 1980’s Reunion: 23rd June 2018

We do hope that you can join us for the OWBA 1980’s Reunion on Saturday 23rd June                         Tickets

Trip to the Battlefields: 17th October – 21st October

As we commemorate World War 1 100th Anniversary, WBS History Teacher Chris Allin is organising a tour to visit northern France and Belgium to see the important battlefields, cemeteries and

OWBA Sports: Saturday 8th September

All are welcome to join us for a day of sporting rivalry, competing in shooting, Rugby, Girls Hockey and Netball for the honour of The Loving Cup..

Please do get in touch if you would like to compete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We would also love to see a big crowd of spectators cheering on the teams, Parents, Alumni and friends are all welcome to sample the delights of the bar and BBQ!

The schedule is as follows….

 

Time    
11am- 12pm Girl’s Hockey Astro
1pm BBQ Marquee
1pm AGM PE Classroom in the JESC
2pm Shooting Albert Beer Range
2pm Netball Front Courts
2.30pm Rugby 1st Team Pitch
4pm Presidents reception & Loving Cup Marquee
     
     

Celebration of Farming : Friday 7th September

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Member of the West Buckland School Community

 

A Celebration of Farming – Friday 7th September 2018

 

We are delighted to invite you to an evening here at West Buckland School to celebrate the links that the school has with the local farming community and the contribution you all make to the life of the School.  We do hope that you will be keen to gather your farming friends and family members to join us for what we are sure will be a lively and sociable evening.

 

We are thrilled to confirm that Dr Sean Beer will be our guest speaker.  Sean is currently Senior Lecturer in Agriculture at Bournemouth University, a Nuffield Scholar and advocate for British food, farming and the countryside.  He attended West Buckland School in the early 1980’s. His late father, Albert Beer, was also educated at WBS. Albert went on to a distinguished career internationally and locally, working passionately on campaigns related to food, farming and the countryside.

 

The evening will commence with a drinks reception at 7.00pm in the 150 Building, with a three-course meal served in the Karslake Hall at 7.45pm followed by short speeches.  A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.

 

Tickets are £20 per person and £10 for current sixth formers and undergraduates.  Please book your tickets by Friday 24th August – places are limited so please do book as soon as possible with the Foundation Office.  Please return the reply slip in the enclosed pre-paid envelope or email [email protected] to confirm your place.

 

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

 

BILL GEEN                                                                                          IAN  BLEWETT

Chairman of Trustees                                                                         President

West Buckland School Foundation                                                    OWBA

 

Notice of AGM : Saturday September 8th at 1pm

We do hope that you can join us for the OWBA AGM on Saturday 8th September from 1pm.

 

Agenda to be published shortly.

Last year’s minutes can be found HERE

OWBA 1980’s Reunion: 23rd June 2018

We do hope that you can join us for the OWBA 1980’s Reunion on Saturday 23rd June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets can be booked by calling the office on 01598 760188 or emailing [email protected]

Alternatively bookings are being taken online

 

Those who have booked so far include:

David Clark 69-03S
Robert Wheeler 80-86F
Anne Ohlmann Fuchs 83-85F
Sarah Kennedy Johnson 80-84C
Tracey Powell Ploughman 80-85C
Helen Berry 83-14S
Paul Berry 77-01S
Michael Dinning 79-85C
Helen Dinning
Matthew Semple 75-85G
Emma Simpkins 83-85F
Shaun Trevisick 76-84G
John Whitfield 79-07S
Jeremy Allcock 74-86F
Wakefield Morys-Carter 82-86B (plus 1)
Lesley Parkin 82-88F (plus 1)
Philip Brewer 79-86G
Jon Bassett 78-85C (plus 1)
Ida Lam 84-89C
Jeremy Mills 75-84B
Neil Wilson 76-84B
Andrew Brooks 77-84C
Dave Wolfenden 76-83G (plus 1)
Ruan Peat Walsh 84-88C (plus 1)
Kevan Cornfield 79-87G
Mark Cornfield 77-85G
Jonathan Mair 79-86G
Chris Ponder 73-12S
Ashley Wheaton 79-86F
Michael Downward 79-97S
Karin Lang Blomfield 84-86F (plus 1)
Stuart Smith 73-80G
Sean Aspey 79-86B
Tom Booth 78-86C
Martin Barwise 83-90B
Stuart Morris 80-85C
Andrew Gray 77-86B
Ian Blewett 72-77G
Susan Huxtable-Selly 79-84S
Jawed Khan 83-86G (plus 2)
Uyiosa Omoregie 83-87C
Angela Avens 63-95S
John Avens 62-94S
Suzy Conchie Maskell 80-84G
Dan Tredant 76-85G
Javed Khamisani 77-80F
Junaid Khamisani 77-80F (plus 5)
Robert Clarke 78-S
Sarah O’Connor Balsillie 81-84B
Rob Hitchins 78-88G
Jeng Tumogi
David Chittock (77-84C)
Farham Shams (84-88B)
Vicky Ryce (85-90B)

Trip to the Battlefields: 17th October – 21st October

As we commemorate World War 1 100th Anniversary, WBS History Teacher Chris Allin is organising a tour to visit northern France and Belgium to see the important battlefields, cemeteries and memorials on the Western Front.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The price is £400 per person which includes, return luxury coach travel, return Euro Tunnel crossings, four night’s accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, excursions and IPP Bonding Insurance.

The full Itinerary can be found HERE

We fully anticipate that this trip will be heavily subscribed, so please do register your interest by contacting Monica Carter-Burns e: [email protected] tel: 01598 760188

OWBA Golf Day at Ellesborough: Thursday 26th April

Returning to Ellesborough Golf Club, Nr Wendover, Buckinghamshire, we anticipate that the price will be £65 per person for golf and lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those wishing to come for just lunch, the cost will be £22 per person. (TBC)

Please contact Mike Hannaford (56-64 F) for more details. [email protected]

Tel: 01844 343700 (H)    07785 233713 (M)

Registration is Now Open for The Exmoor 2018: Tuesday 27th March

Registration is now open for reputedly, the longest school cross-country run in the country.

Open to OWB’s, Parents & WBS Supporters, all are welcome to join in this annual school event which this year will be held on Tuesday 27th March 2018
The Senior Boys’ Run consists of a walk of eight miles to the start and a run of ten miles back to School.
The Senior Girls’ Run is a walk of six miles and a run of seven and a half miles back to WBS.
There will be transport available to The Poltimore Arms at Yarde Down for competitors who wish to run but would prefer not walk out.
The entry fee is £15 (to include refreshments in the JESC, a packed lunch and glass of wine on completion). All proceeds to the West Buckland Foundation Bursary Fund
Download the entry form
HERE
For more information or to enter please contact OWBA/Foundation Office 01598 760188/ [email protected]

Good luck!

West Buckland School Calendars

The Sixth Form Charities Committee are delighted to announce that their 2018 calendars now available to buy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The calendars, which cost £5, are being sold to raise money for this year’s chosen charity, Everything Ellie and the committee hope that the proceeds of the calendar sale, along with a number of other fund raising initiatives will help the charity get closer to their aim of buying a log cabin in North Devon so families with terminally ill children can enjoy breaks and precious quality time together.

The calendars will be available from the front office and will also be on sale at some of the events taking place before the end of term including the Jazz Night and Carol Service.

If you would like to have one delivered, please contact [email protected]

 

OWBA Thai Reunion

There is a truly special relationship between West Buckland School and Thailand which has been cultivated  over generations. It was lovely to see so many people at the Thai reunion in October. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and friendship….

 

Who is Coming to Bristol? Thursday 9th November

Thursday 9th November 2017

OWBA Bristol Reunion

Pitcher & Piano, V Shed, Cannons Road, Bristol, BS1 5UH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our first regional reunion will be held in Bristol, where we return for a third time, at the Pitcher & Piano from 6-9pm. All are most welcome to attend and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and nibbles.

Those hoping to join us so far include:

Ian Blewett 72-77G
James Blewett 07-12G
Abi Blewett 07-12G
Nick Brookbank 86-96C
Graham Coton 72-79B
Helena Hills 99-05B
Giles Milner 90-94C
David Norfolk 60-67G
Chris Ponder 73-12S
Rachael Skellon 86-93G
Mike Tucker 72-15S
Ross Walker 87-94C
Maria Wiblin-Moreno 89-98C
Sam Wightman 57-63C
Bill Woodman 41-44C
Geoff Leather 58-65C
David Dadds 87-94C
Anson Tai 13-17G
Paul Berry 77-01S
Helen Berry 83-14S
Alastair Jack 88-95F
Caroline Bromley 86-91F
James Knight 03-10G
Jake Bright 04-08F
Jon Nutt 87-95G
Barnaby Newell 98-05C
Harry Cobby 08-15G
Ed Smaldon 99-14F
Chester Williams 06-15C
Robert Fox 96-06F
Gary MacAlister 91-97B

 

 

 

To assist with catering please confirm your attendance.

RSVP to the OWBA office 01598 760188; [email protected] or reserve online