Posted: 16 October, 2020

‘Made in Putney’ revisited – where are they now?

Achievements, Alumnae, Careers, Celebration, Design, General, Headline, Interview, News, Senior School, Sixth Form, STEM

In September 2018 we launched our 'Made In Putney' prospectus campaign with the help of a group of remarkable Putney students who all had interesting stories to tell.

Each was very different and every one of them was already highly accomplished. Some were Putney Scholars – whether in academics, art, music or sports. Every one of them was already on the way to an exciting future.

Several of our original ‘poster girls’ have now left to pursue their studies in institutions around the world. Here is an update on where they are now.

MADE IN PUTNEY

Rosie Thorogood

Choral Scholar reading Chemistry at Somerville College, Oxford

Rosie Thorogood

Choral Scholar reading Chemistry at Somerville College, Oxford

“I loved my time at Putney. I was at the school from the age of four and I couldn’t really have imagined a Sixth Form anywhere else. Despite the fact my Year 13 was cut short, I had a wonderful last year, and the time I had in school, I was able to make the most of! I’m now at Somerville College and am hugely excited to throw myself into so many new things.

“I hope to one day work in drug research and development, discovering cures, and maybe even study in the labs where the coronavirus vaccine is developed!”

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Misha Patel

Reading Medicine at UCL

“Without the support of Putney I wouldn’t be where I am today – studying medicine at UCL.

“My teachers taught me how to be resilient and cope with stress and I was encouraged to do independent research both in lessons and through doing an EPQ – so many useful skills that I have already had to use at the beginning of my course.

“I can’t wait to start working in a hospital but until then, I can’t thank Putney enough for preparing me for the six tough years ahead.”

Lily Woodhouse

Studying Foundation in Art and Design at Central Saint Martins

Lily Woodhouse

Studying Foundation in Art and Design at Central Saint Martins

“During lockdown, I was designing and making dresses as part of a self-directed project surrounding fashion print. I wanted to learn about the print design process in a more commercial side of the industry I aspire to work in.  I have learnt a lot about what goes into creating, manufacturing and and marketing a print to sell on my Depop shop. I use my art Instagram account @jily.lean to document the entire process.

“I look forward to producing more designs now that I’m attending a foundation course in Art and Design.”

 

Katy-Ann McDonald

Middle distance runner and Sports Scholar at Louisiana State University, USA

Katy-Ann McDonald

Middle distance runner and Sports Scholar at Louisiana State University, USA

“Putney was always the most supportive school for me. I was originally given a bursary which helped me throughout my school career.  I was part of the Elite Sportswoman Programme which helped me find time for my studies and gave me time to go and compete.

“I’m currently a student athlete – training while studying journalism. I’m planning on going ‘Pro’ after the four years at university in the hope of making the Olympics.”

Listen to our interview with Katy-Ann

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