Setting The Record Straight

Putney girls beat Spanish world record whilst promoting healthy lifestyles

Education in Putney

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758 girls at Putney High School staged the world's biggest attempt at 'Musical Statues' today in an effort to prove that having an active, healthy lifestyle can be great fun for any age group. All it takes is a little imagination! 

The event, organised by Deputy Head Girl Flo Ware, included girls from all year groups - aged between 4 and 18 years  - and was adjudicated by Justine Greening, MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields, with the help of teaching staff and local police officers. 

The previous record for participants in a game of Musical Statues, as stated in the Guinness Book of Records 2008, was 265 in Spain on 5th May 2006.

Justine might have set a    challenge for other schools in the area when she said:

"I am very proud of Putney High School's world record achievement. I'm not sure if they are the first local school to beat a world record - and they may not be the last - but they did a fantastic job. Well done!"

Winners were announced from both the Junior and Senior department:  Elizabeth Coulter in Year 2 and Annie Wallace in Year 10 have both earned  the prestigious title of 'World Record Musical Statue Winner'! 

Putney High School is part of The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) which is the largest group of independent schools in the UK, with 3,500 staff and 20,000 students between the ages of three and 18. As a charity that owns and runs a family of 29  schools in England and Wales, it reinvests all its income into it schools for the benefit of the pupils. With a long history of pioneering innovation in the education of girls, the GDST now also educates boys in some of its schools, and has one co-educational sixth form college. 

Justine Greening MP with Dr John Moore, Acting Head Teacher and Flo Ware, Deputy Head Girl and organiser of the event


April 30, 2008