Category Archives: 2017

Inter-House Chess & Table Tennis Competitions

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With 47 entrants in the Chess and 59 in the Table Tennis, it looked like we were destined for some exciting matches and close contests. In the Table Tennis, last year’s winner, Josh T, was knocked out early on, opening up the tournament for everyone else. Zach M made it through to the semi-finals, beating some good players on his way. Max W also made it through to the same stage defeating 3 Year 8s in the process. However, William S and Tom C triumphed in their respective matches and faced each other during break time. With an expectant crowd waiting, we were treated to an outstanding match. The first game went to 15-13 as each player vied to win by 2 clear points. William made an early lead in the second match, but Tom pegged him back… but it was a little too late and William overcame the pressure to win the match and the competition.

In the Chess competition, the surprise of the tournament was George K being knocked out in the second round. Freddie B (Year 3) had a great run through to the 3rd round and Ollie T only just saw off the challenge of Huw W in the quarter finals. However, Tom C and Lucas B, last year’s finalists, both made it through to the final again this year, (although Lucas was very lucky to escape with a stalemate in his semi-final with Dan L). The atmosphere was tense in the Drawing Room for the match and, despite losing his Queen early on, Lucas fought hard and came back to win the match, (although he was only one move away from a back row mate). In the second game, Tom was initially on the offensive, but a brilliant move from Lucas to pin Tom’s Queen led to victory. To be honest, Lucas was only 1 move away from being check-mated – but just moving his Bishop one square changed the complexion of the game entirely. Both players provided a really entertaining  and the gathered crowds were kept on the edge of their seats throughout.

Well done to everyone who participated in two excellent competitions!

SD

A Record Breaking Cross-Country Season!

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As the season drew to a close on Friday it was an outright team win at the Rendcomb Junior Cross-Country meeting.

This was the perfect way to round off a season in which the Pinewood Under 11 Girls’ team set a school record by achieving four first places in team events: at the Pinewood meeting, the Abberley Relays, the St Edward’s, Oxford Relays and most recently at the Rendcomb meeting.  Over eighty pupils have represented the school this term. Very well done to you all!

Header image: the winning team at the Rendcomb Junior Meeting

UKMT Maths Challenge

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On Friday, four of our most able mathematicians took part in the UKMT team maths challenge. This competition is aimed at Years 8 and 9 but Pinewood entered a team with 2 Year 8s and 2 Year 7s, comprising Nathan, Amelia, Geena and Mahony. After a solid start in the group round, the team did a fantastic job in finishing the Crossnumber puzzle. They then did very well in the shuttle round before their accuracy and wide mathematical knowledge helped get a large number of points in the relay race. Despite being a young team, they finished 10th out of 35-odd teams – a great achievement! Well done team!

SD

Scholarship News

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Congratulations to Sasha Wolcough, who has been awarded the Lord Halifax Academic Scholarship to St Edward’s, Oxford.

Sasha joins the following, who have all received awards to their senior schools this year:

Lara Scudamore: Academic Scholarship and The Prain Scholarship for the top performance in Maths and Science to Cheltenham College

Lara Capps: Academic Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Eliza Birch: Academic Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Alicia Neilson: Academic Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Ferdie Borchardt: DT Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Lara Capps: Drama Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Dan Lockhart: Music Scholarship to Cokethorpe

Amelia Stevens: Academic Scholarship to Bradfield College

Rufus Handley: Sports Scholarship to Rendcomb College

Sasha Wolcough: All-Rounder Award to St Edward’s Oxford

Phoebe Nettleton: All-Rounder Award to Sherborne Girls

Lily Laughton: Sports Scholarship to Westonbirt

Lara Capps: Choral Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Eliza Birch: Music Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Elliot Donnellan-Pasos: Music Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Lily Powell: Music Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Kasper Mason-Phelps: Music Scholarship to Radley

Santi: DT Scholarship: Monkton Combe

Max Blackburn: Sports Scholarship to Milton Abbey

Alice Vyvyan-Robinson: Sports Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Serena O’Brien: Headmaster’s All-Rounder Award to Dauntsey’s

Millie Thompson: Headmaster’s Award for Art to Dauntsey’s

Ollie Tulloch: Sports Exhibition to Malvern College

Recycling Models Competition

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The theme for our PSHE studies this term has been recycling and to end the term each form in the Prep school took part in a competition to create its own model made out of recycled material.

The winning models were:

Lower School

1st Prize: Viking Ship (4S); Runner Up: Fish (3D)

Middle School

1st Prize: The Re-Cycle (6D); Runner Up: Donald Trump (6S)

Upper School

1st Prize: Elephant (7P); Runner Up: Pinewood School sign (7L)

The forms that will be going on the trip to the recycling centre on 21st March are 7P and 6D.

Please go to the Photo Gallery to view more photos of the models.

Bourton Art Festival Weekend

Please be aware that as part of the Bourton Arts Weekend, the following groups will be performing, so if your child is in any of these groups we ask that they are available at these times, if at all possible:

Friday 5th May (afternoon)

Pre-Prep Choirs; Junior Choir; Vox; Girls’ Chamber Choir

Saturday 6th May (morning)

Chapel and Training Chapel Choir; Rock Bands; Drama and LAMDA

Saturday 6th May (evening)

Rock Bands

Sunday 7th May

Ballet (morning)

Chapel and Training Chapel Choirs (5pm-9pm)

Choral Society  (5pm-9pm)

 

 

Nationals Cross-Country Championships Results

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Well it turned out yet again to be quite a day in many ways for the teams. The weather was sunny and warm and there was huge parent and family support.  Malvern College organised this large event efficiently with over 1100 runners and 60 schools taking part.

Pinewood throughout all age groups acquitted itself in a positive and successful manner.  The running fields in the races varied from 360 in the Junior boys’ and  girls’ one, so with many Pinewood children running in such a huge set of races – full credit should be given for their commitment. The senior girls’ race saw us coming 11th out of 27 schools in the team event. The junior girls had three of their team in the top 25….quite a feat and we came 8th team out of 50 schools. Excellent results!

The other team members achieved some personal best performances and Messrs Caird and Siebert were pleased all round.

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The results and photos from the day can be found on the Malvern website.

For more photos of the day please go to the Photo Gallery.

‘The Seasons’ Whole School Art Competition

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Well done to everyone who took part in the whole school art competition, there were some beautiful pieces of art, and particular congratulations to our winners (it is noteworthy that our overall winner came from Year 2!):

Reception: Ella Spencer-Jones

Year 1: Jessica Ramage

Year 2: Charlotte Ramage (runners up: Louis Lopes, Timothy Smyth)

Year 3: Ollie Smith (runner up: Zara Spencer-Jones)

Year 4: Alexandra Edwards (runners up: Matilda Richards, Evie Page, Polly Lloyd)

Year 5: Emily Lyon Taylor (runner up: Tom Lawson)

Year 6: Hester Donald (runner up: Tara Lockhart)

Year 7: Lucia Harrison

OVERALL WINNER: Charlotte Ramage (Year 2)

The winning entries and some of the other entries are on display at the top of the stairs in Middle School (outside the Headmaster’s office).

Please go to the photo gallery to view more images.

 

Latest Scholarship News

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Congratulations to the following, who have all received awards to their senior schools:

Lara Scudamore: Academic Scholarship and The Prain Scholarship for the top performance in Maths and Science to Cheltenham College

Lara Capps: Academic Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Eliza Birch: Academic Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Alicia Neilson: Academic Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Ferdie Borchardt: DT Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Lara Capps: Drama Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Dan Lockhart: Music Scholarship to Cokethorpe

They join the following, who have already received awards to their senior schools:

Amelia Stevens: Academic Scholarship to Bradfield College

Rufus Handley: Sports Scholarship to Rendcomb College

Sasha Wolcough: All-Rounder Award to St Edward’s Oxford

Phoebe Nettleton: All-Rounder Award to Sherborne Girls

Lily Laughton: Sports Scholarship to Westonbirt

Lara Capps: Choral Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Eliza Birch: Music Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Elliot Donnellan-Pasos: Music Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Lily Powell: Music Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Kasper Mason-Phelps: Music Scholarship to Radley

Santi: DT Scholarship: Monkton Combe

Max Blackburn: Sports Scholarship to Milton Abbey

Alice Vyvyan-Robinson: Sports Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Serena O’Brien: Headmaster’s All-Rounder Award to Dauntsey’s

Millie Thompson: Headmaster’s Award for Art to Dauntsey’s

Ollie Tulloch: Sports Exhibition to Malvern College