All teams raise the bar in House Drama challenge

For the 6th formers in Hutton, this was their last chance to win the trophy which had evaded them for the past seven years. Gruggen had won twice in a row and had best actor four times in a row. Clearly they were unbeatable… So the stage was set for some fierce competition as each…

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Gnome Museum opens its doors at Pocklington Prep School

  On Tuesday 10 October 2017, Pocklington Prep School Year Four pupils opened the doors to their wonderful Gnome Museum. They have been working on the project since September and decided to show case their work by setting up a Gnome Museum and inviting family and friends to visit it. The museum was inspired by…

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Outdoor adventure for Year Six pupils

A weekend of challenge and adventure was enjoyed by Pocklington Prep School Year Six pupils when they travelled to Bewerley Park in Nidderdale. They experienced a gorge walk, canoeing, the high ropes and rock climbing during an action-packed couple of days designed to help youngsters experience the rewards of stepping out of their comfort zone.…

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Animal Farm staged by Senior School pupils and staff

Tickets are now on sale for Pocklington Senior School’s production of Animal Farm, a physical adaptation of George Orwell’s novel starring pupils and staff. A cast drawn from Sixth Formers, Fifth Year and Fourth Year pupils is rehearsing hard for what Alan Heaven, Head of Drama and Theatre Studies, calls “a brutal adaptation with contemporary…

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Ben puts his stamp on Christmas

Ben puts his stamp on Christmas!

First Year pupil Ben Marson has been chosen as one of the 120 finalists in the Royal Mail’s Christmas Stamp Design Competition. This is a hugely popular Christmas competition, which offers a prize that money can’t buy; the opportunity for two lucky winners to see their designs made into one of the 1st or 2nd…

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The 18th annual German Exchange 2017

At the end of September, the first half of the 18th annual German Exchange took place, when 15 students and their teachers Herr Bädermann and Herr Laudage, were welcomed to Pocklington School, for an eight day visit. The German exchange students had travelled from their school, Gymnasium Alfeld, in Northern Germany, to experience life in Pocklington…

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Leeds Rhinos Netball Academy selection for Pocklington Student

Leeds Rhinos Netball Academy selection for Izzy

  Pocklington School Fourth Year student, Izzy Brosenitz, has been selected for the Under 15 Leeds Rhinos Netball Academy and the North Yorkshire County Satellite Academy. This is a fantastic achievement and a great opportunity for Izzy. Izzy has enjoyed playing netball since she was 10 years old, when she joined Kingston Netball Club. Playing…

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NSEA Dressage qualifier at Epworth

Pockington School and Prep School combine for the first time in Equestrian Championship

During the exeat weekend, the Pocklington School and Prep School Equestrian Team competed together for the first time in the National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) Dressage Competition at Epworth. Although it remained dry, despite heavy rain during the night, the arenas were rather soggy – grey horses soon looked brown! From the Prep School, individual placing’s went to Year…

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All smiles at Pocklington's Pre-School

All smiles at Pocklington’s new Pre-School

  Children at Pocklington School’s new Pre-School are getting smile-ready for World Smile Day on Friday [Oct 6th], as they settle into their new classroom opened in response to parental demand. From this term, three-year-olds have been attending half and all-day sessions, enjoying specialist teaching aimed at helping them get ready for school. The Pre-School’s…

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Elite atheltes compete in the English Schools Athletics Competition

Top athletes compete in the English Schools’ Athletics Championships

During the summer, Pocklington School students Georgia Rothwell (Upper Sixth) and Lukas Bradshaw (Fourth Year) were honoured to compete in the English Schools’ Athletics Championships which were hosted at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. Top school age athletes from around the country competed at the stadium in reportedly, the fourth largest athletics event in the world.  The…

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Selection for Junior Academy Centre for Hockey

Students selected for the Humberside Hockey Junior Academy Centre Squad

  Pocklington School were well represented at the U13 and U14 Hockey Assessment and Selection Day for Humberside Junior Academy Centre (JAC), held at Hull University Sports Ground. Academy Centres provide regular training sessions where players receive a higher level of coaching on the core skills and game play scenarios of hockey from appropriately qualified coaches.  As…

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