We’ve kicked off the new term and new year with some good news stories.
Tyler-Paige Beckley, in Year 12, has won the Rotary Club Barnstaple’s online art competition. Tyler-Paige, who is studying Art A-level alongside Biology and Chemistry, won the beginners’ category of the competition, which was set up to raise funds for North Devon Hospice. Her entry is an outstanding drawing of a father and child and a worthy winner. Well done Tyler, this is incredible work.
To top off an amazing year for Max who has raised nearly £585,000 for North Devon Hospice, he was awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours List. Max has been camping out every night since March 28, 2020 with the original aim of raising £100 to support the Hospice while fundraising opportunities were curtailed due to lockdown. He’s now at 584% of his original goal and has no intention of stopping camping yet. Max said his most exciting location was a night camping at London Zoo, when he could hear the lions roaring in the enclosure next to his tent! Well done Max, we are very proud of you.
Amongst our sports students, we have some great news to share. Archie Shawcross and Noah Driesen have represented the UK Lions hockey team in the last few months. Meanwhile, this week, Joe Pearce and Joe Hill have been selected for the Southern Lambs rugby squad. We are delighted that some of our top sportspeople are being recognised regionally and nationally. Congratulations to the boys.