At Falcons School for Girls, we believe that boys are wonderful as friends, allies and partners but also that girls and boys learn differently, which is why our Reception to Year 6 classes are girls only classes, as per the name of the school. In order to get the best of both worlds, we provide our girls with plenty of co-educational opportunities to work and play with boys, and in particular with the boys from Falcons Boys Pre-Prep and Falcons Boys Prep, through regular play-dates, joint 11+ preparation and joint events such as a drama workshop at the Globe Theatre and Spelling Bee.
Last June, pupils in Years 5 and 6 developed their performing arts abilities, during a Drama and Music Workshop at the RHACC Theatre in Richmond. The budding young actresses joined the boys from Falcons Prep to explore the iconic Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet.
The first Putney Spelling Bee was held in the Summer Term of 2019. Following three heats over the course of two weeks, the finalists joined forces with Falcons Boys. They paired up against each other for a nail-biting 10 rounds of spellings, demonstrating teamwork, grit and determination.
11+ Group Interview Practice
Year 6 girls teamed up with boys from Falcons last academic year to practise for their 11+ interviews. They were split into co-ed groups, and undertook three workshops. This included a question and answer session, team-building to make a tower out of sticks and marshmallows, and also a drama task where they had to decide in groups what five things they’d need if stranded on the moon. This was a fantastic opportunity to work with their male peers from Falcons and gain confidence in group interview situations.