Category Archives: Art & DT

Faringdon Arts Society Competition Winner

Grace Walduck FAS comp winner Nov 20 10

Well done to all the children who took part in the recent Faringdon Arts Society Children’s Art Competition. We are delighted that Grace W was selected as the overall winner in Key Stage 2 for her flour paste/batik parrot cushion, inspired by her studies on the rainforest. For her prize Grace was awarded a £25 voucher for art materials for herself and £50 for the school.

The following were also Highly Commended:

Willoughby R for his batik chameleon cushion
Annabel P for her African inspired stitching
Freya H for her African inspired stitching
Trinity P for her African inspired stitching
Beatrix B for her African cardboard mask
George B for his Taj Mahal collage

The theme of Faringdon Art Society’s children’s competition this year was art from different cultures. The original idea was for the children’s art work to be part of a real exhibition in Faringdon’s Corn Exchange; however, with the pandemic, this year’s exhibition is a virtual one and can be viewed at http://www.faringdonartsociety.co.uk/2020-virtual-exhibition.html and the entries for the children’s competition can be found here: http://www.faringdonartsociety.co.uk/2020-childrens-art-competition.html

Year 3-8 Art Competition

Here are just some of the entries from our very talented children who were given the task of capturing what they will do first when lockdown is over!
It was so difficult to judge this competition as the work was very varied and not all children will have had access to lots of art materials.
We were so impressed and would like to congratulate everyone who entered!

 

Pre-Prep Design & Make Competition

Pre-Prep Design & Make Comp March 20

Well done to all the children who took part in the Pre-Prep Design & Make Competition to create something amazing using recycled items.

Over 50 children entered and there were some fantastic creations, so it was very hard to choose the eventual winners. Congratulations to:

Nursery – Noah N
Reception: Xander C, Oscar M, Maxine L
Year 1 – Arlo D, Kian M
Year 2 – Anshul J, Celeste H, Peggy S, Rose M

Entries are on display in Pre-Prep so do come and see them!

‘Sea of Plastic’ Art Competition

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Congratulations to all the winners in our most recent art competition on the theme of ‘Sea of Plastic'; there were some wonderfully imaginative entries, putting plastic to good and creative (re-)use.

The winners were as follows:

Year 8
1st: Melissa W

Year 7
1st: Jecca LT & Freddie S
2nd: Sonny N
3rd: Polly L

Year 6
1st: Ben S-J, Toby P & Zara S-J
2nd: Mya M-S, Isabella R & Alex E
3rd: Bear M

Year 5
1st: Trinity P & Isla H
2nd: Lowenna H-B, Daisy L & Naran S
3rd: Sophie K, Willa T, Freya H & Rosalie G

Year 4
1st: Lucas H
2nd: Eliza W
3rd: Jess R & Jay M-S

Year 3
1st: Ella S-J & Esme Z
2nd: Lilia G & Victor W
3rd: James S & Wilfred M

House points were awarded to all entries and additional points were awarded for coming 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc, resulting in Postbridge being the winning house overall.

The standard of entries was extremely high and it was not easy to pick winners. We would like to congratulate everybody for taking part and providing us with such a difficult task in judging the entries. The pieces are quite large and at the moment displayed in the Upper Art Room, but we are hoping to put them on display in the Hall soon, for you all to admire.

For more photos, please go to the Art Gallery.

TES Independent School Awards

TES Awards

We were thrilled to learn this week that we have been shortlisted for the Creativity Award category in the 2020 TES Independent School Awards, specifically for last autumn’s whole school WW1 Centenary Commemorative Mosaic project. Well done to everyone involved in this wonderful project!

Scholarships 2018-19

Pinewood May 14

Congratulations to all our award holders this year, we are very proud of you:

Inès J – Art Scholarship to Marlborough College

Ottilie G – William Morris All-Rounder Scholarship to Marlborough College:

Kiki W – Brewer Williams Academic Scholarship and the Douglas Bader Leadership Award to St Edward’s, Oxford

Tara L – Goldsmiths Award for the top Art Scholarship to Cokethorpe

Will S – Academic Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Milan T – Academic Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Minnie F – Drama Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Kiki W – All-Rounder Scholarship (Music & Drama) to St Edward’s, Oxford

Aadi T – 11+ All-Rounder Scholarship to Magdalen College School

Livvy M – Foundation Scholar for achieving scholarship status in Academics, Music & Drama

Poppy T – Sports Scholarship to Bradfield College

Alfie B – Sports Exhibition to Monkton Combe

Will S – Music Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Tom F – Sports Scholarship to Our Lady’s, Abingdon

Amelia W – Sports Exhibition to Tudor Hall

Poppy D – Sports Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Minnie F – Sports Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Rosa H – Sports Exhibition to Cheltenham College

We wish them and all our other leavers this year the very best of luck at their new schools and look forward to hearing how they get on.

Portraits Art Competition

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Well done to everyone who entered the recent art competition. The results were as follows:

Year 3

1st  Lucas H

2nd Serena I

3rd Izzy O & Henry LT

4th Jessica R

Year 4

1st Felix Har

2nd Felix Hal & Charlotte R

3rd Trinity P

4th Sophie K

Year 5

1st Ollie S

2nd Daisy R & Izzy R

Year 6

1st Sonny N

2nd Georgina P, Jecca LT & Amelia E

3rd Casper O & Freddy S

4th Harry K

5th Hector F

Year 7

1st Yasmin W

Year 8

1st Gracie N

2nd Kiki W

Overall Winners: 

1st Lucas H

2nd Isla H

3rd Sonny N

Scholarship News

Pinewood May 14

Congratulations to our latest scholars, who have received awards to Marlborough College: Inès J (Art Scholarship) and Ottilie G (William Morris All-Rounder Scholarship).

Inès and Ottilie join the following, who have already received awards to their senior schools this year:

Kiki W – Brewer Williams Academic Scholarship and the Douglas Bader Leadership Award to St Edward’s, Oxford

Tara L – Goldsmiths Award for the top Art Scholarship to Cokethorpe

Will S – Academic Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Milan T – Academic Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Minnie F – Drama Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Kiki W – All-Rounder Scholarship (Music & Drama) to St Edward’s, Oxford

Aadi T – 11+ All-Rounder Scholarship to Magdalen College School

Livvy M – Foundation Scholar for achieving scholarship status in Academics, Music & Drama

Poppy T – Sports Scholarship to Bradfield College

Alfie B – Sports Exhibition to Monkton Combe

Will S – Music Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Tom F – Sports Scholarship to Our Lady’s, Abingdon

Amelia W – Sports Exhibition to Tudor Hall

Poppy D – Sports Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Minnie F – Sports Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Rosa H – Sports Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Race For The Line Competition

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Half a term’s work building race cars out of foam blocks culminated in the Race for the Line Race Day on Thursday 14th March.

After the weather postponed the start of our race we were ready and raring to go at 14:15. The rain had stopped, the sun had come out, but the wind was still howling. This didn’t deter us, though, we just set the track up to use the wind to our best advantage! A few technical issues meant we started later than anticipated, but this just meant that the tension had more time to build. We overcame the technical issues and were ready to go. ‘Track Live’ was shouted across the hard courts from the race engineers (Miss Stevens and Miss Martyn-Fisher), ‘Clear’ was shouted back by the race marshal (Mr Newcome) and the countdown began ‘3, 2, 1….GO!’ and the first car shot across the start line and raced to the finish.

All of the cars made it successfully to the finish line, some in a sorrier state than others with missing wheels and scraped paint work!

Well done to the winning team for gaining a place at the Regional Finals (details to follow once they have been released).

Winners: Pineapples (Tommy B, George L and Max R) speed = 18.62 m/s

2nd place: Flymingos (Randeep G, Hattie S and Melissa W) speed = 18.38 m/s

3rd place: Fiery Rainbows (Charlie S, Jack W, Tilly B) speed = 14.21 m/s

For more photos from the event please go to the Photo Gallery.

Scholarship News

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Congratulations to our most recent scholars:

Kiki W who has been awarded the Brewer Williams Academic Scholarship and the Douglas Bader Leadership Award to St Edward’s, Oxford, and to Tara L, who has been awarded the Goldsmiths Award for the top Art Scholarship to Cokethorpe.

Kiki and Tara join the following, who have all received awards to their senior schools this year:

Will S – Academic Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Milan T – Academic Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Minnie F – Drama Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Kiki W – All-Rounder Scholarship (Music & Drama) to St Edward’s, Oxford

Aadi T – 11+ All-Rounder Scholarship to Magdalen College School

Livvy M – Foundation Scholar for achieving scholarship status in Academics, Music & Drama

Poppy T – Sports Scholarship to Bradfield College

Alfie B – Sports Exhibition to Monkton Combe

Will S – Music Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Tom F – Sports Scholarship to Our Lady’s, Abingdon

Amelia W – Sports Exhibition to Tudor Hall

Poppy D – Sports Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Minnie F – Sports Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Rosa H – Sports Exhibition to Cheltenham College