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Riding News

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Congratulations to Lily L, who has qualified for the NSEA Championships in October and the Winter National Championships at Hartpury in April at Elementary level.

NSEA Qualifiers

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Well done to the Pinewood Equestrian team of Rex, Tara and Alice, who came 4th in the Jumping With Style competition at Wickstead this weekend. They have now qualified for the NSEA (National Schools Equestrian Association) Plate Championships to be held in December.

Success at the Tudor Hall NSEA Event

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Well done to the Pinewood Equestrian team, who had a super outing to the NSEA Showjumping event, held at Tudor Hall at the weekend.

Alice O’Brien won the 50cm individually with William Staunton coming 3rd. A team of Alice O’Brien, William Staunton, Annabel Brown and Charlie Smail then went on to win the 60 cm event. All have qualified for the National Championships in October. A team of Serena O’Brien, Faith Jolleys and Mahoney Knight also came 5th in the 80cm and 2nd in the 90cms event.

Very well done all in the last event of the term, we are proud of you. Good luck to Faith Jolleys, who leaves us this term, she has been a key member of the team.

Pinewood Race For Life 2016

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A big thank you and well done to everyone who took part in and helped at the Pinewood Race For Life on Saturday. The majority of people ran the 5km course, which was a great achievement, particularly for the Year 3s who had been camping the night before!

We have raised over £500 so far for Cancer Research UK, but there is still plenty of time to donate. Please go to if you would like to donate.

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

Success at St Mary’s Calne Aquathon

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We set off for St Mary’s, Calne with a minibus full of nervous girls, who were a little uncertain about what they were about to embark upon.  A warm welcome at St Mary’s helped to put their minds at ease a little and the U8s soon got into the pool to get warmed up for their 50m swim, followed by an 800m run. A super run by Matilda Makin allowed her to finish third overall and the podium place set the tone for the rest of the Pinewood team.  The swimming and running distances increased for the U9 girls to 150m swim and 1500m run; but both girls swam and ran well and finished 1st and 2nd with super smiles on their faces. The U10 and U11 girls faced stiff opposition and a larger field, but all performed well for their first attempt at an aquathon.  Our day ended well with our U12 team, as Peyton Lloyd set an impressive pace over 250m in the pool and was characteristically quick around the 2000m course, finishing over a minute ahead of the opposition; an exceptional run from Susi Rochmankowski resulted in 1st and 3rd podium places for Pinewood.  It was a great team effort with all the girls offering support and encouragement throughout the afternoon.  In summary, “it was hard, but it was good fun!”


Equestrian Team Success


Members of the Pinewood Show Jumping Team travelled to Kings Equestrian Centre in Herefordshire on 11th June and competed in the schools NSEA Championships Qualifier, coming third in the 70cm competition and qualifying for the NSEA Championship Plate Competition taking place in December 2016 at Keysoe in Bedfordshire.  The team included Lily Powell on Danny, Faith Jolleys on Tulip, Serena O’Brien on Paddy and Tara Lockhart on Tyger. Serena went on to have a great clear round in the 90cm and was placed 3rd individually.


Pinewood Junior Athletics Meeting

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Regardless of the result, Athletics was most definitely the winner on Tuesday afternoon at Pinewood. With the weather playing its part, Pinewood produced a string of encouraging performances in both Year 3 & 5 group categories. Although both year groups have had little opportunity to train and practise their respective events, they acquitted themselves superbly to finish the competition in second place behind arch rivals and worthy winners St Hugh’s.

Well done to all the schools taking part, the final results were as follows:

1st: St Hugh’s

2nd: Pinewood

3rd: Beaudesert

4th: Prior Park

A big vote of thanks must be given to the grounds staff who put together an excellent event layout, and to the catering staff who produced a delicious tea for the competitors and their supporters!

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

Parent & Child Golf Tournament

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On a beautiful, warm summer afternoon 26 pairs took part in our annual Parent & Child Golf Competition with entrants from Year 3 through to Year 8. The competition was fierce, but fun and in the end the results were as follows:

U13 1st & Overall Winners: Knee – 31 points (on count back)

U13 2nd: Marsh – 31 points

U13 3rd: Mason-Phelps – 30 points

U11 1st: Kennedy – 23 points

U11 2nd: Bird – 20 points

U9 1st: Hughes – 29 points

U9 2nd: Fitzgerald – 27 points

Closest to the pin on the 1st hole (adult): Eddie Ankarcrona

Closest to the pin on the 8th hole (child): Josh Basham

A big thank you to all the boys, girls, parents and grandparents who took part, to the grounds staff who keep our golf course looking so wonderful and to the catering department for providing us with such a delicious tea afterwards.


More photos from the event can be found in the Photo Gallery.