Saturday, 25 September 2021

Students visit Leander during charity row

SIX pupils from a London secondary school visited Leander Club in Henley.

SIX pupils from a London secondary school visited Leander Club in Henley.

The Hammersmith Academy students were taking part in Fulham Reach Boat Club’s Thames 100 relay row from Trinity College, Oxford, to the club’s headquarters in the capital.

They were among 50 London teenagers who entered the event, which was raising money to create at least four competitive state school rowing clubs at national level.

They were accompanied by Steve O’Connor, chief executive of the boat club, and three of their teachers.

The students were given a tour of Leander and learned about its history — it is the most successful single-sport club in the world, having won 112 Olympic and Paralympic medals since 1908.

Mr O’Connor said the students were enjoying the challenge.

He said: “The first day was a bit slow-going as it took some time learning to get through the locks but things are going great now.”



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