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Cross- Atlantic Rowing Challenge

posted 13 Oct 2015, 22:20 by Karen Bricknell
Over 300 students, staff, parents and members of the local community have so far taken part in the transatlantic Indoor rowing challenge which aims to travel  the distance 2575 km  in five days. So far we have covered 916km averaging 455km a day. Two days down, we have enjoyed two fantastic days of rowing: Students from years 8 and 10 have embraced the challenge with high levels of enthusiasm and incredible work rate, despite the blisters and aching limbs!

The droning of those ergometers can be heard from 6.45am each day and often to 8pm at night. Rowers of all ages have caught the bug. Thank you so much to everyone who has taken part so far.

However, we have the toughest part to come as we still have 1,659k to go - and need to increase our average by nearly 100k a day!

Entering day 3 and looking forward to a great day with our Year 7s on Wednesday- we hope to rise to the challenge. Year 9 have their turn on Thursday, Year 6 on Thursday evening at our open evening  and then the elders of the academy -the Year 11/sixth form hopefully will finish the last leg on Friday.

If any parent can help us in our efforts  - please let us know!

All taking part are asked to make at least a £1 contribution or collect sponsors. Forms are available from reception or in the Fitness suite itself. Monies raised will go towards Seaflex who are donating life rafts to help Syrian refugees and the Academy indoor rowing team.


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