Head: Mr Phillip Stapleton
West Buckland School has held close ties with North Devon Hospice for a number of years. Here are some of the ways in which the school has been working with the hospice.
West Buckland Prep school children participated in a ‘Make a Difference’ (MaD) afternoon on 19th October 2021.
In Nursery, we decided to produce a splatter painting for the North Devon Hospice as we felt it would be nice for the patients to have something joyful to look at when they are poorly.
We did the ‘Map of Devon and Cornwall’ to represent the area covered by the Hospice. The children had great fun flicking the paint across the canvas and the paint went everywhere (including on the teachers) but the children had great fun.
We drew a stencil, then covered the rest of the canvas so the only area to be covered was the map. When we had finished, we peeled off the paper to reveal the picture.
The children were very impressed with the outcome and were really happy to know that it would be going up somewhere where poorly people could see it to cheer them up.
Last week, we invited a representative from the North Devon Hospice to Nursery so we could present it to them. Thank you to the children in Nursery for all their efforts and to the Nursery staff for making this project happen.
On November 14th, the North Devon Sinfonia made its full return to performing with a concert to raise money for the North Devon Hospice. Sixth former Pish Allaway (piccolo), along with Mr Burstow (trompette), Mrs Norris (violin), Miss Collingham (cello), Mrs Nicholls (flute) and Mr Stapleton (Double Bass) were amongst the orchestra under the baton of Mr Carter, performing Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, Schumann’s Piano concerto and extracts from Bizet’s Carmen. They were hugely fortunate to be joined by Caroline Clipsham on piano and Louise Mott (mezzo-soprano) for the solo items.
The event raised almost £2000 for the Hospice.
The next concert (featuring Beethoven’s 7th Symphony and Mozart’s Clarinet concerto) will be on Saturday March 26th at Ilfracombe Academy. Book it in your diaries now!