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Yr7 Learn to Row

Calling all Year 7s to join a ‘Learn to Row’ course being held during the May half term holiday on Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd June from 9.30 am until 1.45 pm, at Longridge Outdoor Activity Centre, Quarry Wood Road, Marlow, SL7 1RE.

Rowing is a hugely successful sport at the school and Great Marlow is one of the leading rowing schools in the UK. The school competes at local, regional and national level events throughout the year. We are proud that our top boys and girls currently hold national titles: a number of our rowers have been selected for national crews in recent years.

The cost for the course is a mere £80. Payment is completed online. The online bank details are, Great Marlow Swans, NatWest acc: 53096649 Sort code 60-14-12. Please include the child’s surname as a reference. Further information is available from Caroline Money on

No specialist rowing gear is required, just the GMS PE kit. If it’s cold students should wear a base layer and leggings; sun cream and hat, if hot; waterproofs, including wellingtons or crocs, if wet, especially as Longridge can become very muddy.

Every rower will have to take a British Rowing approved swim and capsize test when Covid rules allow – more details of this to follow. In the meantime, every child will wear a buoyancy aid when on the water (which will be provided) until they have passed the test, regardless of their current level of swimming.

PLEASE NOTE: in order for this course to go ahead, the river needs to be free of river warnings issued by the Environment Agency, but this information will not be known until much nearer the time. Should the course have to be cancelled a full refund will be given.

Please email the form below to – the cut-off date for this is Thursday 20th May. A confirmation email will be sent out on or before
Thursday 27th May.

Sadly, school transport is not available to Longridge during the holiday period, so parents and carers will need to make arrangements.

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