Pupils support rower ahead of Pacific Ocean challenge
PUBLISHED: 16:00 14 May 2014
HUNDREDS of Worle students have got behind sports star Elsa Hammond, who is aiming to set a new world rowing record.
The 28-year-old will compete in the first Great Pacific Race from California to Hawaii next month, where she will row 2,400 miles, and attempt to become the youngest and fastest competitor to row the Pacific Ocean.
Priory Community School in Queensway is supporting Elsa’s bid aboard her 24-foot vessel and she visited the academy to chat to pupils and staff about the challenge.
She has also become part of the Active Travel to School Project, run by North Somerset Council in partnership with Sustrans.
Rob Berry, head of the lower school, said: “Elsa is truly inspirational. Our students are encouraged to set themselves huge challenges and to be disciplined in going about it and Elsa showed that can be achieved.”
n Pictured above is Kristy Philbrick from Sustrans with Elsa Hammond and pupils from Priory Community School.