Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

RGS Rowathon!

RGS Rowathon!

Wednesday saw the inaugural House Rowathon take place in which 241 students represented their house. Four rowing machines were on the go non-stop for five and a half hours, with junior students rowing for 5 mins each and senior students up to 10 mins each. The event was broadcast live to big screens around the school via webcam and a graphic which tracked the progress of each boat. This event showcased much of what makes RGS the school it is, not least that students and staff are willing to try new things and get stuck in!

The winning boat covered nearly 40 miles with the second boat only 300 metres behind.

Oh.....and the hope is that this will raise around £1000 for charity once all the money comes in. A good day then!

1st Eldon  
2nd Collingwood
3rd Horsley 
4th Stowell

Well done to all who took part!

Mr Smalley