Search

Canning Town students to represent Newham in whitewater rafting event

15:25 01 July 2014

Students from Eastlea Community School will be white water rafting on the same rapids that challenged the world’s best athletes during London 2012.

Pupils from the school will represent Newham in the fourth annual Schools Festival at Lee Valley White Water Centre on July 9, where Team GB won gold and silver in the Olympic Canoe Slalom event two years ago.

They will be rafting alongside hundreds of other young people representing every London borough as well as Essex and Hertfordshire in the Schools Festival.

Shaun Dawson, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority Chief Executive, said: “We’re very pleased to announce that Lee Valley White Water Centre will host this annual Schools Festival, giving hundreds of students the chance to try white water rafting at this world class venue.

“We’re expecting this festival to be just as successful as the previous events, not least because the participants will have been inspired by the athletes who competed at the Games.”

The Schools Festival involves a range of partners including Canoe England, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and the Watt bike challenge who will each be running activities during the event.

Lee Valley White Water Centre is in daily use with a number of successful legacy projects ongoing and the water is shared by participants of all levels from complete beginners to elite athletes.

The venue recently launched a new resident club, Lee Valley Paddlesports Club, which welcomes all paddlers over the age of nine, from absolute beginners to Olympic champions across the whole range of paddle sports.

For more information, visit: leevalleypaddlesportsclub.org or email: admin@leevalleypaddlesportsclub.org

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 14:03
Mantas Ziedavicius was stabbed to death in a greenway in East Ham

A man has been charged with murder following the death of 29-year-old Mantas Ziedavicius in a greenway in East Ham last week.

Yesterday, 17:00
Boris Johnson announces 1,500 new homes at East Wick and Sweetwater: with 
Rosanna Lawbs, Exec Director Realestate at LLDC, Leo Quinn, chief executive of Balfour Beatty, David Goldstone, LLDC chief executive, Mary Parsons, director of business development at Places for People.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson descended on Newham today to announce an extra 1,500 homes to be built in the Olympic Park.

Boris Johnson
Yesterday, 15:06
An artist's impression of the Royal Wharf development (Pic by Ballymore Group)

The Royal Wharf’s second phase of development has 760 properties available.

Yesterday, 16:48
Families affected by domestic violence can get financial help (photo posed by models)

Families affected by domestic violence can benefit from a grant of up to £2,000 thanks to an initiative recently awarded a second round of funding.

London

Most read news

David Cameron will lay out his plans for helping to better protect children from sexual exploitation.

And it’s not the first time this has happened.

Sunderland have suspended Johnson pending the police investigation’s outcome.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder