Eastbourne College attend Cadet Forces Equitation Competition, Windsor

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With only 20 places available, Eastbourne College were delighted to be invited by The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) to participate in the Cadet Forces Uniformed Services Competition at the HAC stables in Great Windsor Park.
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Taking hold of the reins for the College, Cadet Lance Corporal (Cdt LCpl) Charlie Pincus participated in an introduction to military equitation, a form of military training for riders and horses.

Riders were assessed against military standards for adapting to an unfamiliar horse, riding competency and dealing with unforeseen issues. LCpl Pincus, is part of the College’s very successful Equestrian Team and recently won a silver medal at the National Schools Equestrian Association Championships. This event was a novel experience for him and he acquitted himself well, winning a rosette for his efforts.

Eastbourne College CCF Contingent Commander Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Lamb MBE DL, who nominated LCpl Pincus forward for the event, highlighted,

‘Just to be selected to take part is an achievement in itself; this is the second year the College has been selected, which is a first for our school. All thanks to Charlie and his parents for their continued dedication to equestrian pursuits.’

About Eastbourne College

Eastbourne College is fortunate to be stunningly situated on the edge of Eastbourne, yards from the sea and the glorious South Downs National Park. Students can flourish in this wonderful setting with access to a safe town centre that allows them to become more independent but without the concerns or restrictions of isolated rural or urban schools. With around 620 pupils in the school, it is very much a community rather than an institution, where every child is known extremely well. Boys and girls, brothers and sisters, day pupils and boarders are totally involved in a school that believes wholeheartedly in co-education and a flexible boarding offer. Recently, the College's learning environment has been enhanced enormously by the completion of a £33 million redevelopment called Project 150 (see below for more detail).

The headmaster, Tom Lawson, believes that the most important aim is to produce good people who other people want to be with. Furthermore, he is a proponent of the blue health that the school's location offers, adopting a healthy learning for the future approach. Since he began his headship, he has introduced a new boarding lodge which caters for day pupils with occasional boarding needs, an annual biathlon / steeplechase which encompasses the South Downs National Park, and has furthered the work of the Eastbourne Schools Partnership, a community outreach project that accounts for 14,000 local school-children in the maintained sector. In July 2018, Mr Lawson and Head of Partnerships, Linda Salway, received the Education Business Awards Community Award, on behalf of Eastbourne College, for outstanding community partnering work.

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