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Olympic Hockey Player visits Oundle
7th November 2013

Press contact:

 

Liz Dillarstone

Publicity and Press Relations Officer

Oundle School

01832 277267

07810 788458

ed@oundleschool.org.uk

 

On Wednesday 30 October, Oundle School Hockey Club welcomed Chloe Rogers, bronze medallist from the London 2012 Olympics for a training and Q & A session with junior and senior players.

 

With 164 international caps, 3 European Nations cup, 2 World cups, 4 Champions trophies, 2 Common Wealth games and 2 Olympic Games (Beijing and London) to her name, it was a real honour for Oundle to receive a visit from such a talented and experienced player.

 

Chloe spent the morning at Laxton Junior School with Year 6 girls and then had a Q & A lunch with Oundle’s Sport Scholars, who were interested to find out about her training regime and experience of international competitions. 

 

Afterwards, she gave a presentation to the U13s, who also had the opportunity to hold her Bronze medal, before going onto the astro for an hour's practical session. Chloe also met some of the School’s top Fourth and Fifth Form hockey players at the end of the day for a workshop, taking them through drills and giving them useful advice and tips.

 

Head of Girls’ Games, Leti Brighton commented, "Meeting professional athletes is a real eye-opener onto the demands but also rewards involved in national and international competition. It is also very inspiring for our pupils to be able to interact and work together with such role models. Chloe's visit was a very exciting event in our Juniors' hockey season."

 

 

 

Background Information on Oundle School

 

Oundle School is situated in the quintessentially English Market town from which it takes its name. The School's buildings, dating from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century, are dispersed throughout the town, which is, to a large extent, its campus.

The School's history goes back to 1556 when Sir William Laxton, Master of the Worshipful Company of Grocers and Lord Mayor of London, endowed and re-founded the original Oundle Grammar School, of which he was a former pupil. In 1876, the Grocers' Company decided to divide the School into two parts: Laxton Grammar School, mainly for the inhabitants of the town, and Oundle School, mainly for pupils from further afield. However, to mark the new millennium, the Governing Body decided to reunite the two schools under the common name of Oundle School, with Laxton as a House for day-pupils.

The School is now able to offer a range of educational possibilities to meet contemporary needs: co-educational day or boarding education, with Laxton Junior as a 4-11 day school, and Oundle School as a boarding and day school, with entry at 11, 13 or into the Sixth Form.

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