Perri Shakes-Drayton visits OLSJ

We had a very special guest visit our school. It was Perri Shakes-Drayton!!!

Perri is from Poplar and attended Holy Family Catholic Primary school and Bishop Challoner Secondary school. Her many accolades include:

  • Six time British Champion in the 400m hurdles
  • Under 20 Silver medalist in the 400m hurdle
  • Under 23 champion 400m hurdles
  • 2013 European Indoor Champion for 400m and 4x400m relay
  • World indoor champion 4x400m relay
  • Olympian at London 2012

Perri gave a very positive message on how you can achieve whatever you set your mind to. She told our children:

  • That hard work pays off
  • To enjoy what you do
  • To believe in yourself
  • To grab every opportunity
  • If first you don’t succeed TRY and TRY again.

It is wonderful to be able to welcome back an ex-pupil who has achieved so much through hard work and perseverance.

Perri also opened up Poplar Baths over the Summer Term.

Thank you Perri and we hope to see lots more of you in the near future.


Vera - It was nice for Perri to come to our school

Batal - I was so excited to see her

vera - I was very nice for Perri to visit our school and open the Poplar bath

Alannah - That was an exciting visit from Perri 😊

Your comment will not appear on the website until it has been checked by our moderators