By Miss Thompson & Miss Paine
On Saturday 24th September 10 Students from Years 8-10 took part in the Foreshore Festival at Putney. The day started off with an early meet to travel to the Putney Embankment Pier where the students boarded The Gloriana.
This Royal Rowbarge was named the Gloriana as a lasting legacy to mark her Majesty the Queens Diamond Jubilee. The Kensington Aldridge students had the once in a lifetime opportunity not only to embark on the boat, but also to row it, with the £600 handcrafted oars! The students showed great resilience in trying to work in unison as a crew of 16 with these heavy oars.
The second part of the day was part of the Foreshore Festival, the students had a lesson which introduced them to fixed seat rowing. The students soon got coordinated and were flying down the Thames. All involved had a fantastic day, and are looking forward to continuing rowing in our enrichment programme.