Gunnell hosts campaign launch

Olympic gold medallist, Sally Gunnell OBE, launches Godolphin & Latymer’s Capital Campaign with a new Sports & Fitness centre

Godolphin and Latymer School’s Capital Campaign was launched recently, with performances from over 220 girls showcasing a range of sports, including fencing, kickboxing and modern dance.

During the evening, plans for the school’s new Sports and Fitness Centre were unveiled in front of Sally Gunnell OBE, the only woman to have held the European, World, Commonwealth and Olympic 400m hurdles titles at the same time.

Director of development, Julia Hodgkins, said: “We were delighted that Sally was able to launch our campaign, as she is a brilliant female role model. The evening was also a great way to highlight the girls’ range of sporting talents and skills. We hope the Godolphin & Latymer community will help us reach our goal of building a Sports and Fitness Centre that will enable all of our girls to join in, whether they wish to play sports competitively or for their own enjoyment.”

From July this year, building work will commence on the new Sports and Fitness Centre. The new building will double the amount of indoor space available for sports and fitness activities. With the increased internal height of the new building, the PE curriculum will be extended to include sports not currently available, such as trampolining. Godolphin and Latymer will also have its very first climbing wall.

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