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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

Fly To The Line Competition Regional Winners!

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Well done to our team of Year 5 engineers (Joao Filipe, Jamie, Marius & James) who competed against 9 other teams from Oxfordshire to win the regional finals of the Fly To The Line competition at RAF Benson yesterday.

Calling themselves Pinewood Airlines the boys had to build a brand new glider from scratch. No templates this time, just a piece of paper, a piece of A3 foam, a pencil and a ruler! They worked well as a team to come up with a design that they thought was going to allow their glider to travel the furthest, using specific measurements and precise cutting.

The atmosphere was a mixture of excitement and nerves as we gathered in the hangar for the competition. We were told that the winner would be chosen from the best of 3 flights. The first flight was launched from the catapult at a 5 degree angle. Pinewood Airlines were up third and we stepped up to the launcher with a little trepidation. Our glider was mounted and then 3, 2, 1 GO! Our glider was launched and didn’t stop for a huge distance! It was the best launch of the day! We had some tough competition from 2 other teams and as the competition came to a close we had no idea who the winner was. As the results were checked and verified we waited nervously. Then, finally, the results were announced… 7 schools, 9 teams and only 1 winner: Pinewood Airlines! The boys were ecstatic and, rightfully, proud of their efforts!

Well done, boys, on a great day of engineering work!

For more photos from the day, please go to the Photo Gallery.

‘Countryside’ Art Competition

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Well done to everyone who entered the recent art competition on the theme of ‘The Countryside’. There were some very impressive and imaginative entries. The winners will be on display at the top of the stairs in Middle School.

Congratulations to the following:

Year 3

1st Alexander T

2nd Jess R

3rd Lucas H & Myer B

4th Henry LT & Grace W

Year 4

1st Lola F

2nd Isa H

3rd Eva S & Charlotte R

4th Trinity P

Year 5

1st Maia B

2nd Izzy R

3rd Daisy R

Year 6

1st Alex E

2nd Jecca LT

3rd Mirabel W

4th Zach W

Year 7

1st Fred I

2nd Hector S

3rd Yasmin W

Year 8

1st Tara L

2nd Toby B

Latest Scholarship News

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Congratulations to our final scholars of the year:

Max Woodford – Academic Scholarship to Marlborough College

Lucia Harrison – William Morris All-Rounder Scholarship to Marlborough College

Ed Wrench – William Morris All-Rounder & Sports Scholarships to Marlborough College

Marina Prichard-Jones – Art Scholarship to Milton Abbey

They join the following, who have already been awarded scholarships this year:

Rohan Chandrasekaran – Young & Summers Academic Scholarship to Abingdon

Geena Capps – Top Academic Scholarship (Lord James of Hereford) & Drama Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Edie Doherty – Academic Scholarship & Drama Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Catherine Gedney – Academic Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Mahony Knight – Academic Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Izzy Bidwell – Academic Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Amelie Summers – Headmistress’s All-Rounder Award & Drama Scholarship to The Royal High School, Bath

Huw Williams – Music Scholarship to Rendcomb

Charlie Marriott – Academic Scholarship to Downside

Huw Williams & Carmen Ritchie – Music Scholarship to Dean Close

Jessica Stephens – Sports Scholarship to Wellington College

Jessica Stephens – Music & Sports Scholarships to Dean Close

Geena Capps – Choral Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Catherine Gedney – Music Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Edie Doherty – Music Award to Cheltenham College

Lily Vere Nicoll – Music Award to St Edward’s, Oxford

Archie Shanahan – Sports Scholarship to Dean Close

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

Spring Term ‘Colour’ Art Competition

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Well done to everyone who entered this term’s art competition on the theme of ‘Colour’. With over 100 entries this was our most popular competition to date.

Congratulations to the following winners:

Year 3 

1st  Lowenna

2nd Bella

3rd  Isla H

Special mentions go to Felix, Eva, Freddie L, Charlotte & Isla R

Year 4

Joint 1st  Mya & Ollie

2nd  Charlotte

Joint 3rd  Rose & Zach

Special mentions go to Sasha & Toby

Year 5

1st  Polly

2nd  Jecca

3rd  Freddie

Special mentions go to Matilda & Aadi

Year 6

1st  Eli

Joint 2nd  Mimi & Edward

3rd  Darcy

Special mention goes to Lottie

Year 7

1st  Toby

2nd  Tara

Year 8

1st  Jemima

2nd  Lucia

3rd   Marina

Special mention goes to Max

Winning entries are on display at the top of the main staircase in Middle School.

Pre-Prep Nature Watch Photography Competition

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Well done to all the Pre-Prep children who took part in the recent Nature Watch Photography Competition. The children were asked to take a beautiful photo capturing nature in our environment; they also had to be involved in uploading and printing the photo to develop their art and ICT skills.

There were so many wonderful entries, which are now on display in the Pre-Prep. Congratulations to the ten Star Award winners, whose photos will be framed and displayed at the Pre-Prep Summer Art Exhibition.

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Year 8 Scholars Shadow A Teacher

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Our Year 8 Academic Scholars spent this morning shadowing a teacher in a subject (or subjects) of their choosing. They chose subjects ranging from Science to French to Art. Canford scholar Darci, for example, worked with Mrs Harrison in the Junior Art Room and did a fantastic job teaching the Year 3s how to draw a cartoon centurion.