Posted: 23 July, 2012

Putney ‘Goes for Gold’


Seven girls have been selected to act as ball girls for the Olympic tennis event. The girls, from Years 11– 13, were chosen after a rigorous testing process.

Putney’s Junior School appointed its own artist-in-residence to work with girls on a permanent piece of art based on the Olympics but also incorporating the huge wealth of sports in which the girls participate.

Junior girls were set the task of completing the Putney Olympiad: a series of challenges run by Year 6 based on the Olympic values of friendship, equality, respect, excellence and courage. They started the summer term with an Olympic week with every lesson based around the Olympics, including an Olympic-based motivational magic show. Reception and Year 6 presented Olympic assemblies to parents, comparing London 2012 to the ancient games and running a‘Guess the Sport’ challenge.

In the Senior School, Year 8 designed an Olympic Park as part of an Architecture Day. There was an Olympic Week in June, during which girls tried out different Olympic sports in their PE lessons. There was also an Olympic-themed Sports Day for Seniors School students.


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