Welcome to Olympia..
I have the absolute pleasure of being Olympia’s Head of College. Our college is about collaboration, celebration and competition. This is encompassed in our motto ‘proud to achieve, determined to succeed’. We try to encourage ourselves and each other to challenge ourselves, always put 100% into everything we do and to be respectful and supportive when we do not reach our goals.
In the college I feel a great vibe of belonging and unity. I am proud to be in Olympia and am delighted that students feel the same too. Within the college we have endlessly talented students, with enthusiasm and drive to keep raising the goal posts. These talents have been demonstrated in assemblies, through celebration and at our two college focus days ‘South American Festivals’ and more recently ‘The Apprentice’.
The commitment of our students can be demonstrated through our successes. We are the unrivalled ‘Inter-college’ champions for both sporting and cross curricular year-long competitions and this year we also won sports day with more students from Olympia competing than in any other college.
Last year we raised over £1000 for Tender, a charity which some of our students volunteer for. Tender supports young people who have suffered from domestic abuse. Our students have used some really creative ideas to raise this money ranging from selling roses on Valentine’s day to Opening up a Fortisbuck’s selling Coffee, Hot chocolate and Tea!!
Olympia have over 20 student ambassadors. Together they meet every Thursday to plan new ideas and discuss projects that they want to run. Last year the Student Ambassadors were part of We Day with Team London. This involved them running a local community project and attending the first ever WE DAY at Wembley. We Day was an inspirational day where we listened to some amazing people speak. This included Prince Harry, Al Gore, Malala and Sir Richard Branson. The students then organised a Tea Party for the Elderly, held at our school. They baked cakes, scones and served tea in Vintage China cups, while also performing songs, musical solos and hosting a sing-a-long. Over 60 elderly guests attended, including a gentleman who was 102 years old.
Our students, their talents, commitment and enthusiasm, are the reason our College is such a success and I look forward to watching the college grow and develop over the coming academic year.