Eighty students from eight West London schools collectively rowed 100 miles this week, therefore completing their #Thames100 challenge.
Starting on Monday from the City of Oxford Rowing Club, twenty students reached the finish line at Fulham Reach Boat Club late Friday afternoon.
The detail of their week’s rowing journey is:
Monday: City of Oxford Rowing Club to Benson Marina
Tuesday: Benson Marina to Oxford Brookes Boathouse
Wednesday: Oxford Brookes Boathouse to Reading Blue Coat School
Thursday: Reading Blue Coat School to Hurley Lock
Friday: University of London Boat Club to Richmond to Fulham Reach Boat Club
An RNLI crew from Chiswick Lifeboat Station met the students at The Boat Race finish and escorted them back along the Championship Course to Fulham Reach Boat Club.
Lydia Loughran, 14 from Sacred Heart School in Hammersmith was delighted to finish her 20 miles in today and end their challenge:“We rowed 20 miles today! The experience has been brilliant, I am tired but would love to do it again and the best part was seeing the different views of London. I have been rowing since September, it’s completely different to land sports I play and we all really enjoyed this challenge.”
Steve O’Connor CEO of Fulham Reach Boat Club was visibly extremely proud of what the students had undertaken and completed this week: “The purpose of this week was to give the pupils a good experience, set them a challenge, and to see parts of the river outside London and link up with Universities along the way to give them a little look at what life could look like beyond school. I’m so happy for them, all the kids are buzzing and they have all overcome certain obstacles to complete each day.”
The eight schools who took part in the #Thames100
Fulham Boys School
Fulham Cross Girls
Lady Margaret School
Kensington Aldridge Academy
Sacred Heart High School
To find out more about the Future Blues programmes and all the activity visit: www.fulhamreachboatclub.co.uk