We were delighted to have a visit from the MP for Hertford and Stortod Mark Prisk on Friday 10th May. Mark met with myself and Robin Cregan our Chair of Governors during which time we discussed the successes and challenges faced by the school to help him better understand the distinctiveness of a School such as Pinewood. It was a pleasure for him to meet with prefects who discussed with him some of the things that they felt about the school as well as taking a tour of the building.
Pupils would like to say a big thank you to the GSK staff who came to Pinewood School on Friday 29th March. Ten volunteers organised and ran an Easter arts and crafts workshop for the children. GSK staff are offered an ‘orange day’ to take a day off work to support the local community. It was a super opportunity for our children to get to know people from industry and the volunteers spoke very highly about our students – they noticed how well the children engaged with them; how polite they were to the volunteers and to each other; it was noted how proud the children were of their work and celebrated each other’s achievements.
Three students from Pinewood School participated against
main-stream schools in the local area.
The competition was to raise as much money as possible for our paired
charity in a Dragons’ Den / The Apprentice style business challenge.
Several activities and challenges were organised and a total of £225.00 was raised for our chosen charity, LocalSocial. The ‘Pinewood Gang’ events were a great success and the team’s hard work was recognised by being awarded: Best Presentation and Best example of close co-operation with their charity / community group. The students came away with numerous new skills and a great sense of accomplishment!