Golden time for Woldingham alumnae

Golden time for Woldingham alumnae

4 March 2021

It’s a glitteringly successful time for Woldingham alumnae Emma, Khushi, Poppy, Winifred and Olivia.

On Sunday 28 February, former Deputy Head Girl and drama scholar Emma Corrin won a Golden Globe Award for her performance as Princess Diana in Netflix series The Crown. Emma appeared in numerous school productions, including the Little Shop of Horrors and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, during her seven years at Woldingham. Retired Director of Drama Lyn Mann described Emma as a great role model for other students while she was at Woldingham and no doubt her recent and future success will continue to inspire our talented drama students.

Gold is also the colour of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards achieved this week by 2019 leavers Winifred Wright and Khushi Aggarwal and 2020 leaver Poppy Hancox, who began the highest level of the prestigious DofE programme while in the Sixth Form. The DofE Awards are recognised by top employers and universities, as the skills gained in this non-competitive but challenging programme, such as resilience, problem-solving, and team working, are essential for work and life.

Going for gold in the week ahead is alumna Olivia Foster.  Olivia is part of the six-strong GB ski racing team competing in the FIS Alpine Junior World Championships in Bankso, Bulgaria from 8-10 March. Olivia has been a professional athlete since leaving Woldingham in 2019 and this will be her second appearance for Team GB in the Junior World Championships. Olivia’s sister, Sophie is currently in the Upper Sixth, and is also an excellent skier representing GB in junior competitions in recent years. Both Olivia and Sophie have bright futures ahead in the world of competitive skiing.