Category Archives: 2018

Sports Scholarship News

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Congratulations to Archie Shanahan on the award of a Sports Scholarship to Dean Close.

Archie joins the following, who have already received awards to their senior schools this year:

Jessica Stephens – Music Exhibition to Wellington College.

Tinka Barber, Lily Nicholson and Olivia Vyvyan-Robinson – Sports Scholarships to Cheltenham College

Jemima Beadman – Music Scholarship to Tudor Hall

Josh Paulin – Sports Scholarship to Clifton College

Music Award!

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Congratulations to Jessica Stephens, who has been awarded a Music Exhibition to Wellington College.

Jess joins the following, who have already received awards to their senior schools this year:

Tinka Barber, Lily Nicholson and Olivia Vyvyan-Robinson – Sports Scholarships to Cheltenham College

Jemima Beadman – Music Scholarship to Tudor Hall

Josh Paulin – Sports Scholarship to Clifton College

Pinewood Girls Cross-Country Success!

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Well done to our U11 Girls A team, who came 1st at the Abberley Hall Cross-Country Relays on Sunday, with Wizzy recording the fastest individual lap and Emily the 3rd fastest lap. The U13 Girls team also did very well to come 2nd in their race and the U11 Girls B team came 3rd – well done, girls!

36th Pinewood Annual Cross-Country Meeting

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We had a lovely day yesterday for the 36th Pinewood Cross-Country meeting. We were delighted to welcome St Hugh’s, Beaudesert, Cothill, Cheam, Summer Fields, Abberley Hall, Horris Hill, Cricklade Manor and Farleigh to compete in our annual meeting. The flat course was relatively dry (for a change), although there were patches of bog! It was, however, colder than in previous years. There were many supporters and children to cheer the competitors on and the presentations and rendez-vous were in front of the school.  Well done to Cheam, who swept to victory in the team events, winning Senior Boys, Senior Girls and Junior Boys. The Junior Girls, however, was won by Pinewood for the second time in 2 years!

Well done to the following Pinewoodians on their individual successes:

George L: 3rd in the Junior Boys’ race

Wizzy W: 3rd in the Junior Girls’ race

Amelia W: 5th in the Senior Girls’ race.

Charlotte W: 7th in the Senior Girls’ race

Josh P: 11th in the Senior Boys’ race

Detailed schools results were as follows:

Senior Boys: 1st Cheam, 2nd Abingdon, 3rd Beaudesert, 4th Pinewood

Senior Girls: 1st Cheam, 2nd Pinewood, 3rd St Hugh’s

Junior Boys: 1st Cheam, 2nd Beaudesert, 3rd St Hugh’s

Junior Girls: 1st Pinewood, 2nd Cheam, 3rd St Hugh’s

Our thanks for all the support given by parents and friends which went to make a great afternoon of sport.

For more photos, please go to the Photo Gallery.

Stargazing at Pinewood

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A huge thank you to the parents of the 2017 Year 8 Leavers who generously gave the school an amazing telescope. After many failed attempts at stargazing due to bad weather and the lunar cycle we were finally able to show some Pre-Prep and Year 7 pupils a close up view of the moon on Thursday evening.  We hope that this will be the first of many star and moon gazing opportunities.

Thanks are also due to Chris, Pinewood’s Database Manager and resident stargazing expert for sharing his technical expertise and enthusiasm.

For more photos please go to the Gallery.

 

Pinewood Weather Station

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Pinewood now has its very own weather station, kindly paid for by Friends of Pinewood.

You can track the data from the weather station by going to: www.weatherlink.com. Login and password details can be found on the Pigeon.

The weather station will allow us to track rainfall, temperature and wind speed/direction amongst other things and will be a very useful real life tool for our budding geographers.

Friends of Pinewood Quiz Night – Friday 16th March

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Tickets are now available for this popular annual event!

As well as the quiz (which always includes something for everyone) there will be a delicious supper, cash bar and prizes for the winners!

7pm drinks in the Hall for a 7.30pm prompt start.

£160 (£20/head) for a table of 8 (includes supper and 2 bottles of wine per table)

To book your table, please download the booking form here.

Book early to avoid disappointment, tables sell out fast!

Fencing Success!

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Congratulations to Ben, who won the U12 regional fencing foil qualifiers over the weekend. This means he will be going to the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield in May to compete in the National British Fencing Championship Finals.

Success also for Zac, who finished 6th and also qualified. His fencing was so good he has been invited to join the England Team Development Squad – Tomorrow’s Achievers.  His training starts next weekend.