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Exeter School hosts British Shooting Target Sprint for third year

Exeter School hosted the South West Championships for the third year running with an excellent turn out, welcoming athletes from all over the country.

Callum Fricker, who travelled down from Manchester, took the Junior Men's category in style, with local athlete Jonathan Williams from North Devon taking silver. 

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Jack Sadler Award for Exeter School sixth former

Authored by Exeter School
Posted: Fri, 05/17/2019 - 2:23pm

An Exeter School Sixth Former has been awarded the Jack Sadler Award for his outstanding contribution to the Combined Cadet Force contingent (CCF).

Chief Petty Officer James Harris was presented with the brass trophy of an artillery shell case and an engraved medal by Exeter School alumnus and Governor, Brigadier Steve Hodder of Wessex RFCA (1969-1976), on 3 May during a CCF awards ceremony.

The Jack Sadler award is made annually in memory of former pupil and trooper Jack Sadler who was tragically killed in Afghanistan. 

CCF award ceremony presided by Exeter School alumnus and Governor, Brigadier Steve Hodder of Wessex RFCA

Authored by Exeter School
Posted: Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:31pm

Exeter School CCF hosted an awards afternoon to celebrate and recognise the efforts of their cadets through the year and through their time in the CCF. 

Exeter School alumnus and Governor, Brigadier Steve Hodder of Wessex RFCA (1969-1976), was invited to present the awards.

The Upper Sixth are an exceptionally strong year group and many of them were awarded with commemorative medals for their outstanding and continued effort.

Exeter College celebrates National ‘Love Our Colleges’ Week

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:34am

Exeter College is celebrating national ‘Love Our Colleges’ Week– a national celebration of Further Education colleges across the nation. 

The nationwide ‘Love Our Colleges’week, 13-17 May 2019, coordinated by the Association of Colleges (AoC) seeks to highlight the brilliant work that goes on in FE colleges. 

Two teams from Colyton Grammar School come top in this year’s national Student Investor Challenge

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 05/10/2019 - 7:13am

Two teams from Colyton Grammar School, a state selective secondary school in Devon, have come top in the national Student Investor Challenge competition, beating 9,369 teams from schools around the country. 

This is the first time that a school has had two teams in the final and taken the top two spots. The winning team from the school – RIJJED, comprising Year 10 students – is the youngest ever team to win the overall competition.

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Authored by David Humphrey
Posted: Wed, 05/08/2019 - 6:59am

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Tedburn St Mary wins Prince of Wales Award for plastic awareness project

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 05/02/2019 - 1:38pm

Primary school pupils from a Devon village have won the prestigious Prince of Wales award 2019, for their work tackling plastic pollution in the village. 

Two young people between aged 9 from Tedburn St Mary Primary will collect the award for their project - Tedburn Turns the Tide - in a special ceremony at the Devon County Show on Friday May 17 along with their teacher Katie Skinner

Google visits school in Exeter to boost kids' online safety

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 05/01/2019 - 8:20am

In 2017, Google conducted research with more than 200 teachers to learn about their experience with online safety in the classroom. We found that teachers believe children should start learning about online safety as early as the age of seven and that 99% felt that this should be a part of the curriculum.

Exeter pupils take home gas safe message

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 04/30/2019 - 7:47am

More than 60 pupils from Exeter’s Pinhoe Primary School have taken home important gas safety information after a ‘Safety Seymour’ visit from Wales & West Utilities.

Traveling to Southeast Asia on a shoestring budget

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sun, 04/28/2019 - 1:06pm

Asia has long been a popular destination for European backpackers. A holiday to the orient gives visitors a glimpse of the sharp contrast in the ways of life of the east and the west. This enriching experience invariably provides useful fresh perspective. Despite so much having been written about traveling to Asia it remains somewhat of an enigma. Pictures can hardly do justice to Southeast Asia. From the lofty snow-capped mountains to the thronging multitudes of the busy streets, there is no substitute to experiencing the sights, sounds and smells firsthand.

5 undeniable reasons to consider a career in skilled trades

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Tue, 04/23/2019 - 8:22am

Plumbers never seem to get any sort of acclaim or praise.

They should, the workers of skilled trades are some of the most important members of the economy.

What makes the skilled trades so wonderful? Should you be looking into these crafts?

Find out more below!

Plying Skilled Trades

The careers of plumbers, electricians, and metalworkers have long been symbols of the blue collar worker.