Local primary school pupils enjoy ‘Poetry Masterclass’ at Pocklington School

Local primary school pupils enjoy ‘Poetry Masterclass’ at Pocklington School

Pocklington School hosted a Poetry Masterclass on 20 June 2017 when it welcomed a group of Year Five children from local primary schools.  Led by Pocklington School English teacher and author, Mrs Allison Bond, the day provided a fascinating insight into how to create beautifully crafted poetry and use a range of higher thinking skills.…

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Pocklington senior girls’ tennis team through to National Finals

Pocklington senior girls’ tennis team are through to the National Finals at Nottingham Tennis Centre in July – this is the first time the school has achieved this stage of the Team Tennis Schools Championships, now being placed in the last 16 of the competition.  To read a match report from an earlier round, please…

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Old Pocklingtonian wins major industry award

Old Pocklingtonian wins major industry award

Former Pocklington School pupil and patron of its new Art and Design Technology Centre Campaign, Professor Steven Kyffin (70-77), is to receive a prestigious industry award for outstanding contributions in the field of design. Steven will receive the Institution of Engineering Designers’ (IED) ‘Support Inspire, Achieve’ Award at a ceremony next month [July 8th], recognising…

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Mock Pocklington School election produces hung ‘parliament’

Students at Pocklington School have formed a coalition ‘government’, after their own mock general election produced a hung ‘parliament’. Pupils across the school voted in forms, along with staff, on May 19th and the result saw the Conservative Party win 16 seats, one more than UKIP, with the Liberal Democrats taking eight, the Green Party…

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Sports Day 2017

Sports Day 2017

On Saturday 17 June, Pocklington School pupils in 1st – 4th Year enjoyed an afternoon of sport as they competed in the annual Sports Day, cheered on by family and friends. Spectators gathered, with picnics in hand, to watch the afternoon’s track and field events unfold.  The 2017 Namibia Expedition Team and the 2018 South Africa Sports Tourists…

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Georgia is double county U20 champion

Pocklington School pupil Georgia Rothwell is a double county under-20 champion after winning the Yorkshire County Championships’ 800m event in Cudworth in May and the Humberside Championships’ 1500m in Hull last weekend. The Lower Sixth pupil, running for City of York Athletic Club, has now secured her 1500m place at the English Schools Championships in…

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Pocklington School student to go on Brass band tour to Holland

Seb to play in World Music Concert Championships

Seb Williman, Fifth Year student and music scholar at Pocklington School, has been invited to play with Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band (currently ranked 9th in World Rankings) as fourth man on their front row of cornets to help them with their tour of Holland from 6-11 July. This includes performing in several concerts and participation in…

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Pocklington Pocklington School’s 2017 Namibia Expedition Team organised a fun and entertaining event recently to raise funds for project work at a primary school in Namibia,

Fundraising for Namibia School project gathers momentum

Pocklington School’s 2017 Namibia Expedition Team has been busy organising more activities to raise funds for project work at !Okaepe Project School in northern Namibia, which the Team will be visiting this summer. The Team has raised a fantastic £4760 so far and is now planning two stalls at the School’s Sports Day on Saturday…

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Paris Trip 2017

Bonnes vacances à Paris 2017!

During the May half tem, 44 excited Pocklington School Second Year pupils travelled to Paris for five days, accompanied by Modern Foreign Language teaching staff, Mrs Baines, Miss Clarke, Mrs Peel and Mr Dare and Resident Sports Assistant, Mr Lambert. Leaving promptly at 00:30 on the Monday morning of half term and stopping to enjoy…

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Headmasters' Blog: Why encouragement is the best teaching tool

Headmaster’s Blog: Why encouragement is the best teaching tool

 When we look back to our school days, it’s often teachers that stand out – and those we remember most are the ones who believed in us and helped us believe in ourselves. Inspirational teachers can, quite literally, change the course of people’s lives. The subject matter may be long forgotten, but the person who…

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Pocklington U15 Rugby Presentation

U15s Rugby Team Presentation – time to reflect

The U15s rugby team and NatWest Bowl runners up, celebrated the end of their phenomenal season with a barbecue and presentations evening in the garden of the senior boys’ boarding house, Fenwick-Smith House. Held on Friday 12 May 2017, the event was attended by players, parents, siblings and coaching staff. It was the perfect opportunity…

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Tom’s rugby trick wins Magic Weekend prize

  An amazing rugby trick won Pocklington School pupil Tom Stocks the chance to be involved in the Dacia Magic Weekend at Newcastle’s St James’ Park last Saturday in front of thousands of Rugby League fans. The Year 8 student, wearing his Cottingham Tigers club top, delivered the match ball to the referee on the pitch before the Widnes v Wakefield game as one of four winners of…

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