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Olympic Legacy lives on at SHS

Rowing at Stamford High School The 2012 Olympics certainly proved that rowing is one of GB’s top sports with 3 gold medals out of nine being won by the women’s teams. Indoor Rowing first started at Stamford High School three years ago when Jessie Fowler, (ex PE teacher at SHS), set up the club as a lunch time activity. The sport has grown considerably with girls representing the School in local, regional and national competitions and a hand full of girls progressing into club rowing.

This year has seen the girls competing both individually in the Peterborough league and as teams in the online Concept 2 rowing league. Each year group attracts almost 200 teams from across the country with our teams so far featuring in the top ten. The girls are currently working towards the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships held at the end of March.

Heidi Myles, PE Teacher at Stamford High School, said “Rowing offers the girls an opportunity to develop their all-round fitness and helps them to work on personal best times and targets. The girls develop both muscular endurance as well as core stability whilst having lots of fun at the same time.”