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Pinewood Riding Success!

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Well done to all our Pinewood riders, who have worked so hard recently and had some fantastic successes!

At last weekend’s NSEA Showjumping qualifiers the sun shone all day on the fortunes of the Pinewood competitors, including a significant number of debutantes. The teamwork and support between all the children and parents, irrespective of what teams they were in was brilliant, showing huge promise for the future.

Well done to the team of Otto, Freddie & Emilia S, who won the 40cm; in the 50cm there were lovely rounds from all the team (Grace W, Olive H, Otto S, Jessica R) leading to a team 2nd place. The 60cm team (Issy I, Lettie S, Grace W, Olive H) came 5th with a super speedy 2nd place overall for Charlotte R as an individual in a competitive class; we had brilliant representation from Pinewood in the 70cm with a team 3rd (Charlotte R, Issy I, Lettie S) and 5th (Annabel K, Willow B, Charlotte R); in the 75cm individual class Pinewood shone with Annabel K delivering a beautiful clear round, Willow B jumping really well and Charlotte R coming 3rd overall only by 0.11 second! Elizabeth H gave her all in the 70-75cm class and delivered a beautiful clear round in the 80cm. Amazing work from you all!

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Pinewood also had an amazing day out at the Broadway SEG One Day Event. Bert & Arthur S did a great dressage; sadly they both had an unlucky pole showjumping, but a speedy clear cross-country in the 90 cm class; Harry V in the 90cm was leading after the showjumping on the best dressage out of a very competitive class, but had an unfortunate error in the cross-country, but then flew round, well done! Lola F had a successful day out in 80cm with an awesome clear in the cross-country; Oscar F had 2 rides in 90cm;  he came 4th on Toddy and 5th on Rosie; in the 80cm class Oscar did it again and picked up 5th on Pickle! It is unbelievable for such a young boy to have 3 rides in one day: two different dressage tests, 2 different showjumping and cross-country courses – sheer focus and dedication!

All the Pinewood riders should be very proud of themselves after a very busy and successful weekend!

Pinewood Cross Keys Super Cup

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Traditional fixtures may be on hold for the foreseeable future but competitive sport is very much still alive and well at Pinewood.  This September has seen the introduction of the inaugural Cross Keys Super Cup, where children in Years 5-8 have been divided into balanced, competitive teams and will be battling it out on the pitches over the course of the term.  Boys will be playing both rugby and football and girls will be playing hockey and netball.

“Pinewood very much views team sports as the bedrock of a Prep School Sports Department and we were keen to find a way to continue competitive matches in a safe and responsible manner,” said James Siebert, Director of Sport. “As with all sports at Pinewood, the Cross Keys Super Cup is an all-inclusive competition, giving every child the chance to get in involved.  Watching it reignite the enthusiasm and passion the children have for their sport has been fantastic.”

For more photos please click here.

Pinewood Success at St Hugh’s Riding Competition

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Last weekend saw a lot of Pinewood children competing in the St Hugh’s Show Jumping competition. They all did extremely well and had a lot of fun, thankfully the weather was kind to everyone! Thank you to St Hugh’s, who put on an exceptional show, with fabulous cakes and prizes, a lot of which were won by Pinewood!!

A huge well done to all the riders, we are very proud of you, you all did tremendously well with the following fabulous results:

40cm: Jessica R gave it her best shot in the assisted class

50cm: Charlotte R had 4 faults

60cm: Team Blue (Lola F on 2 rides & Phoebe H) WON as a team with their speedy clear rounds, with an individual 4th for Lola and a 6th individual for Phoebe on Crunchie – well done girls!

60cm: Team Red (Bertie S, Charlotte, Lola & Oliver V) all had super clear rounds and came 2nd as a team

70cm: Team Pink (Lola, Phoebe, who had a 6th individually & Elizabeth H) all had fast clears to come 2nd as a team

70cm: Team Yellow (Lola – clear, Maddie S – 4 faults & Annabel K – clear & 4th individually) came 4th as a team

70cm: Team Green (Bertie – clear, Oliver V – clear & Isadora I – 4 faults), came 6th as a team – awesome results.

80cm: Annabel K – 4 faults.

On Sunday we also had the following successes:

80cm: Harry V came 2nd and Charlie S had a great clear round

90cm: Charlie – clear; Harry – 4 faults.

Well done to you all on a fantastic Pinewood effort!

To view more photos from the event, please go to the Photo Gallery.

Oratory Prep Cross-Country Winners!

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Well done Team Pinewood on a phenomenal set of results at this week’s Oratory Prep Cross-Country Meeting and for being the overall winners of the meeting.

Everyone put in a huge effort and ran really well, with the following notable overall team and individual results:

U8 Boys & U8 Girls – 3rd Teams

U9 Girls – 3rd Team (3rd: Izzy O)

U9 Boys – 2nd Team (2nd: Lucas H)

U10 Girls – 2nd Team

U10 Boys – 3rd Team

U11 Boys – 1st Team (1st: James H)

U13 Girls – 1st Team (1st: Wizzy W, 2nd: Aoife S, 3rd: Emily LT)

U13 Boys – 3rd Team (1st: George L, 3rd: Robin B)

Overall winning team: Pinewood

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

Scholarship News

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

Eli B: Academic Exhibition – Sherborne Girls

Wizzy W: Sports Exhibition – Sherborne Girls

Elliot B: Drama Scholarship – Cheltenham College

Melissa W: Choral Scholarship – Cheltenham College

Jack W: Music Scholarship – Dean Close

Aoife S: Sports (Swimming) Scholarship – Dean Close

Grace C: Music Scholarship (11+) to George Watson’s College, Edinburgh

They join the following, who have already received awards this year:

George L: Sports Scholarship to King’s Bruton

Otto C: Sports Scholarship to Marlborough College

Jack N: Sports Exhibition to Clayesmore

Melissa W: Sports Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Rex K: Sports Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Ellen B: Sports Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Tilly B: Sports Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Abberley Cross-Country Relays Success!

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What a super afternoon we had at Abberley Hall yesterday, competing in their annual cross-country relays! We entered 3 teams (U13 Boys and Girls, and U11 Boys) who all ran really well, with some very strong personal and team performances. Well done to you all on gritty running in tough and hilly conditions:

U13 Girls
Overall winning team
Fastest U13 girl – Wizzy W

U13 Boys
3rd fastest U13 boy – George L (particularly impressive as he ran two (fast) legs)

U11 Boys
2nd fastest team overall
Joint fastest boy – Hamish K
2nd fastest boy – Bear M

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

Sports Awards

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

George L: Sports Scholarship to King’s Bruton

Otto C: Sports Scholarship to Marlborough College

Jack N: Sports Exhibition to Clayesmore

Melissa W: Sports Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Rex K: Sports Scholarship to Cheltenham College

Ellen B: Sports Exhibition to Cheltenham College

Tilly B: Sports Exhibition to Cheltenham College

National Fencing Bronze Medals

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Congratulations to Lottie J and Georgia L who both won Bronze at the Birmingham National Epee Championships. Fencing at the younger end of her age group, Lottie beat the number 1 seed (and GB Number 3) in the quarter finals before losing narrowly in the semis to GB Number 2, who went on to win gold. Georgia was fencing in her first national event and was seeded 2nd going into the direct elimination rounds. Having fenced incredibly well throughout the day, her desire to get stuck in to a duel cost her a place in the final as she lost 10-9 in the semis.  However, double bronze is a very good return from a national event. Well done girls!

Fencing Golds at Wiltshire County Youth Championships

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Congratulations to both Lottie J (epee) and Ben T (foil) for winning Wiltshire County Gold, having both fenced up an age category last weekend. Both fencers were undefeated with Lottie fencing against a mixed U14 group and Ben fencing at U16 and U18 – another great achievement!

Gold medals were also achieved for Olivia K (U10 girls sabre) and Arthur GR (U10 boys foil and sabre). Arthur went on to win the Boy-at-Arms for the best results in all weapons and Georgia L achieved the same honour for the girls, getting to the finals in all three weapons and coming away with Silver each time.

Full results are:

Ben T – U16 boys foil gold
Lottie J – U12 girls epee gold
Olivia K – U10 girls sabre gold, epee bronze, foil bronze
Eva S– U10 girls foil 7th
Georgia L – U10 girls sabre silver, epee silver, foil silver & Girl-at-Arms
Brett N – U12 boys epee bronze
Angus B – U12 boys epee bronze
Arthur GR – U10 boys sabre gold, epee 5th, foil gold & Boy-at-Arms
George W-C – U10 boys epee silver
Joao Filipe R – U10 boys epee bronze, foil 6th
Hugo F – U10 boys foil 5th

Well done to you all!