An independent school in Putney has teamed up with a London sports club to offer training to pupils.

Falcons Schools for Girls has linked up with Rugby Union Championship Club, London Scottish, to offer fun athletic training.

The workshops, led by coaches from London Scottish, offered pupils the chance to enhance their sporting skills with industry professionals.

Pupils from year one to six participated in workshops which aimed to build on the theoretical and practical skills of Rugby. The girls were challenged by many warm-up drills and competed against each other in various sporting battles.

Ms Amber Walters, head of sport at the school said: “At Falcons School for Girls we believe that all girls should have the opportunity to ‘get involved’ in all sports to promote teamwork, leadership and proficiency.

“The sessions delivered by the London Scottish members were highly engaging for the girls and it is inspiring to see them so passionate about a sport that has traditionally been seen as a man’s game.”

The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the workshops, with Zofia in year five saying “It was awesome” and Arabella in year three adding: “I thought it was amazing. The coaches were really good at teaching. I just really, really enjoyed it!”

Dan Roberts, London Scottish, and community coach, said: “The girls’ enthusiasm was excellent, they really got stuck in and their ability to learn new skills was brilliant.”