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. Daisy Amin (Eventing) also
figures prominently in the riding world.
Sport Honours were awarded to Rose Dillon, Flora Fletcher, Immy
Mason, Emily Stephens, Henry Scrimshaw-Wright, Sebbie Kimber,
Will Taylor, Emily Conner, Phoebe Nettleton and Lily Laughton.
Colours were awarded to Josh Basham, Henry Pritchard, Billy
Tulloch, Gregor Hawkes, Will Taylor, Henry Fitzpatrick, Gus
Whitehead, Imogen Koe, Madeleine Banfield, Olivia Lawson, Olivia
Redman, Will Pembroke, Kitty Graham, Max Fraser, Charlie
Robinson, Peyton Lloyd, Alex Taylor, Max Moseley, Kieran Goldston,
William Mann, Meredith Powell-Turner, Daisy Amin, Max Owen and
A huge thank you to James Siebert, our Director of Sport, and all his
games staff, many of whom give up precious Sundays on both ‘in’
and ‘out’ weekends to develop the children’s sporting prowess.
Music has had another outstanding year with a super haul of
awards. Particular highlights included:
The Harvest Festival services, Chapel Choir in our Saturday
services, the Pre-Prep Christmas Concert, the Prep School carol
service in Marlborough College Chapel, the House Music
Competition, two wonderful Senior Concerts and a lovely one from
Lower School, the Year 4 Open Mic session, the bands at the
Farewell party after the FoP Afternoon and the stunning end of
Honours were awarded to those on the scholarship roll, as well as
Charlotte Hannon and also to Alfred Beadman for attaining National
Youth Choir status. Colours were awarded to Phoebe Nettleton,
Kasper Mason-Phelps, Gregor Hawkes, Emily Stephens, Harry
Fuller, Josh Tate, Jessica Stephens and Geena Capps. To Niki and
her team we say a huge thank you for all your hard work and for the
pleasure your musicians have given us over the course of the year.
Drama has had another successful year and a well-established
pattern of regular productions entertains us throughout the year.
Year 8 produced a super ‘Palm Court’ evening just before the
October Half-Term, the Nativity play followed a few weeks later and
then a wonderful ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ from Year 7 talent. The
Spring Term saw a rip-roaring ‘What a Knight’ from Middle School,
and a new arrival ‘The Three Musketeers’ from Year 5 – a production
that will become a yearly 2-day workshop event. This term we have
seen a super Pre-Prep production of ‘The Goblin Next Door’ and an
entertaining and colourful Year 4 ‘The Jungle Book’. The Year 8 revue
‘Curtain Call’ was a timely reminder to staff not to take themselves
too seriously. Next year Curtain Call and PalmCourt will be combined
for a summer production, given the new timings for Half-Term and
the subsequent Leavers’ trip.
It has been a very successful first year for our LAMDA children with
superb results both in the Autumn and Summer Terms. The initiative
will continue and expand over the coming years – a huge thank you
to Laura Macdonald Smith for spearheading the course.
Thank you to Nick Cooper (lights, sound, staging and props), Paul
Minter (backdrops and costumes) and Emma Harrison (wardrobe
manager). Well done to Ed Hartley, Max Owen and Alex Taylor on
their awards and for gaining Pinewood Honours alongside Nora
Majlund Westh, Lara Capps, Eliza Birch, Ollie Samuel, George Orr-
Ewing, Alicia Neilson, Amelia Stevens, Alice Vyvyan-Robinson and
Serena O’Brien. Colours were awarded to Luca Malikov, Tom Cole,
Lara Scudamore, Bo Jenkins, Max Blackburn, Lily Powell and Elliot
Donnellan-Pasos. A huge thank you to the Pre-Prep team led by
Vanessa Buckley, to the Prep team led by Will Welch and Rachel
Wright, to Laura Smyth, and to the Year 4 Form Tutors.
Art remains a vibrant and buzzy department with two awards this
year – well done Olivia Lawson and Emily Conner. Both were
awarded Pinewood Honours. In addition Art colours were awarded
to Cosmo del Mar, Meredith Powell-Turner, Dorothy Johnstone,
Alexander Ross and Charlotte Hannon. Thank you to Paul Minter,
Emma Harrison, Nick Cooper and Jo Causer.
While still on the Creative Arts many congratulations to Darci Reeve
on the award of her colours for Dance.
All-Rounder Honours awards went to Max Moseley, Immy Mason,
Emily Stephens and Emma Sharp.
Extra-curricular activity continues to thrive alongside our co-
curricular courses. Our Saturday Kaleidoscope programme
continues to enthral the children as well as our trips away, visiting
workshops, speakers and Saturday preachers. Our Enrichment
programme adds enormously to life here at Pinewood and thank
you to Sally Matthews who runs the Gold programme.
BLUE & GREY 2016