and Press Relations Officer
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.