Primary pupils in rowing ‘regatta’

The gold medal winners in the regatta were Great Steeping, Spilsby and Friskney. Photo by John Crossland.
The gold medal winners in the regatta were Great Steeping, Spilsby and Friskney. Photo by John Crossland.

PUPILS from several local schools showed off their rowing skills at a special ‘regatta’ last week.

Nearly 60 pupils from Spilsby, Toyntoin All Saints, Great Steeping, Halton Holegate, Burgh le Marsh, Friskney and Stickney travelled to the King Edward VI Humanities College in Spilsby for the event.

The pupils raced against each other using Concept 2 rowing machines in singles, doubles and fours categories.

Head of PE, Mr Mike Irving, said: “It’s always a pleasure to see like-minded pupils working as a team to produce the best possible performances and the atmosphere was electric”.

The overall team winners’ trophy in the boys’ category was won this year by Great Steeping. The girls enjoyed a two-way tie with Spilsby Primary and Friskney Primary taking joint honours.

Pupils enjoyed a lunch by King Edward’s catering staff before the presentation ceremony.