Three rowing enthusiasts from Bromsgrove School were treated to an Olympic rowing experience day in Henley-on-Thames, home to the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta on Sunday 13th May.
The experience was generously gifted to the School by Matthew Taylor, Foundation Trustee and Old Bromsgrovian (Walters, 1968-1973), and organised by Legacy 300 (http://www.legacy300.com/).
Rio 2016 Olympic Champion Matt Langridge gave the pupils a motivational talk about his rowing career, which was followed by a coaching session on the rowing machines by European Champion and Olympic Finalist,,Alan Sinclair.
The highlight of the day for the pupils was the chance to take to the water, rowing in three quadruple sculls with the addition of Rio 2016 Olympic Silver Medallist, Polly Swann.
Helen Popescu, boarding tutor at the School said “We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to Matthew Taylor for his gift. It was a valuable experience for the pupils, whose enthusiasm for the sport was stimulated, in no small measure due to the gloriously sunny weather”.