South Bucks Students Get a Taste of Olympic Glory
Last week South Bucks schools took part in the South Bucks Indoor Rowing Schools Championship held at the Eton College Rowing Centre in Dorney.
Close to one hundred students from six local schools competed in the 16 race programme. The event forms part of South Bucks District Council’s Local 2012 Inspired Plan; an extensive programme of activities and opportunities for South Bucks residents leading up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The students aged between 11-15 years were streamed into two groups the ‘Redgrave’s’ or ‘Pinsent’s’ according to their experience and ability. The winning school on the day was Burnham Grammar School who received their winning trophy from South Bucks District Councillor and Chairman of the Council Alan Walters. Every competitor received a medal from Ben Hunt-Davis, a Gold Medallist in the Rowing Eight at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The competing schools were Burnham Grammar School, Burnham Upper School, Alfriston School, The Beaconsfield School, Chalfont Community College and Beaconsfield High School.
South Bucks District Councillor Anita Cranmer, Portfolio Holder for Community commented: “It was wonderful to see the competitors competing in individual and relay races with their fellow students cheering them on. It is so important that young people are inspired by the 2012 Games and are encouraged to lead healthy lives; this would be a fantastic legacy.”
South Bucks District Council hopes to run the competition again in the future.
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South Bucks District Council,
Denham, Bucks. UB9 4LH