Teacher Spotlight Series - Marie Seivewright

Today, we are happy to introduce you to Ms Marie Seivewright, our wonderful and inspirational Head of Girls’ Sport who joined Downsend 15 years ago and we are very pleased you stayed with us!

My first day was very nerve wracking but everyone was so welcoming, and I was made to feel very much part of the ‘family’ very quickly. It must have been good as I am still here 13 years later!

I previously worked at Head of Sport at a small Greek school in London. It was very different as we had to travel to local sporting facilities as we had nothing on site.

Winning District Sports High Jump aged about 10, jumping into a sandpit rather than onto mats like we do now!

It would probably be the 1970’s for the music!

Cool Runnings! The story of athletes overcoming adversity and trying something new and not giving up despite the obstacles in their way.

Grasp every opportunity that comes your way, you never know what door’s they will open for you.

It would have to be the famous saying from Baron Pierre de Coubertin “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part, the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well” Have a go at things and don’t worry about winning, doing your best is sometimes the greater achievement!

I have been a volunteer at two Olympic Games, Athens -2004 and London 2012and also represented Great Britain students at university in a very different ‘sport’, Ten Pin Bowling.