Pictured:  Papplewick Year 7 boys about to go on the high slide at the Olympic Park


Year 7 boys from Papplewick School, Ascot, took the day out of lessons to visit the Olympic Park and learn first-hand about their sustainable and eco-friendly development.

The day consisted of a visit to the Energy Centre Information Room and a tour of the Olympic Site and East village. The boys were considering the transport options and redevelopment to decide whether the area was as sustainable as the legacy suggested.

“Of course no geography field trip would be complete without an energetic activity,” headmaster Tom Bunbury said. “The Olympic Park’s 76m-high slide, called the ArcelorMittal Orbit (designed by sculptor Anesh Kapoor and Cecil Balmond) provided just that. The longest and tallest tunnel slide in the world was great fun and the ice creams afterwards were a perfect end to the day.”

Pictured:  Papplewick Year 7 boys about to go on the high slide at the Olympic Park.

About Papplewick...

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Papplewick School, Ascot,  About Papplewick....  ....

 Papplewick is a day, weekly, and full boarding preparatory school for around 200 boys between the ages of 6 and 13. Situated in 15 acres of land opposite Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, Papplewick has an excellent record for academic achievement and feeds many of the UK’s top independent senior schools including Eton, Harrow, Winchester, Wellington, Stowe and Bradfield.  

In the last two years the school has maintained its academic record, gaining no less than 26 awards to top independent schools, including three King’s Scholarships to Eton. Through its strong commitment to sports, the school also builds skills of teamwork, sportsmanship and responsibility.

As well as academic, sporting and cultural excellence, Papplewick aims to provide boys with the confidence and security they need to fulfil their potential, and the school strives to promote enthusiasm for life, contribution to the community and kindness to others amongst all its pupils. 

A report by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in 2013 remarks that relationships between pupils and teachers: ‘are an outstanding strength of the school and are seminal in creating the strong sense of a mutually supportive and trusting community.’

Please note the entrance to Papplewick is on A332 which is different from SATNAV instructions.

(Daily transport services running from Chiswick, Brook Green, Gloucester Rd, and Maidenhead).