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GDST Alumna of the Year goes to... Jenny Beavan!
Jenny Beavan (Class of 1968) won a BAFTA award and an Oscar for Best Costume Design for Mad Max: Fury Road. It was her 10th Oscar nomination and her second statuette; she won in 1986 with “A Room with a View”. Jenny also received a Tony Award nomination for Best Costume Design for the play Private Lives. Her credentials also include The King’s Speech, Sherlock Holmes, The Black Dahlia and, of course, Mad Max: Fury Road. Most recently Jenny was awarded the 'Alumna of the Year' award for her talent and most of all amazing sense of self, Jenny is the epitome of a Putney High School girl: confident, courageous and composed.
GDST Emerging Talent Award goes to Putney Alumna Rachel Singer!
The GDST Emerging Talent Award was launched three years ago as part of the GDST's commitment to support alumnae in their lives beyond school. It is aimed at former students who need financial assistance to realise their big ideas in particular fields. In 2016 the award focused on alumnae within the creative arts.
Putney High School alumna Rachel Singer (Class of 2009) is a trained tailor with an ambition to eventually open her own house on Savile Row, the first tailor to offer bespoke tailoring to just women.Rachel has used the £3,000 award to purchase essential tailoring equipment which has enabled her to build a studio and take on private commissions, strengthening her skills and professional profile. Find out more about Rachel's bespoke tailoring business here.
On winning the award, Rachel said, " I am so grateful to the GDST. My eventual goal is to open a bespoke women's tailors on Savile Row and it feels really special for the GDST, where my ambitions started to kindly support my future."
#MondayMotivation: Ria Parry (Class of 1999)
Ria Parry (Class of 1999) is a freelance theatre director, working at organisations such as the Bush Theatre, Regents Park Open Air Theatre and Salisbury Playhouse. Her new productions of Mad About The Boy by Gbolahan Obisesan and Crush by Paul Charlton both won Scotsman Fringe First Awards at the Edinburgh Festival. To find out about the challenges of getting into and continuing to work in the world of theatre, read Ria's full story here.
Past #MondayMotivation articles
Recent Putney Events
OGA Annual Reunion 2016
Over 135 alumnae attended the OGA reunion on Saturday 14th May. It was a fun filled day which included a peak into the archives and a fantastic lunch then tours!
To travel through the decades of Putney High School read through Mrs Longstaff's speech from the day!
Class of 2010 Five Year Reunion - 7 November 2015
Over 100 Old Girls and staff attended the Class of 2010's Five Year Reunion in the Senior School Library. After drinks and canapes they explored the school including the Performing Arts Centre and the Sixth Form Centre, both which were built after the Class of 2010 left!
Thank you to everyone who came back! It was great to see you. Look out for your photos on our facebook page facebook.com/putneyhighschoolOGA
Latest Putney High School insert in GDST's Verve
Putney Alumnae Highlights