Adaptive Juniors shine at SEN Indoor Rowing contest

On the 21st March, schools from across Plymouth and West Devon came together at Woodlands School for another well attended indoor rowing competition for pupils with Special Educational Needs.

This was the third such competition that the Plymouth School Sport Partnership and British Rowing have held this term.

On the day, 30 young people took part from Plymstock, Eggbuckland, Tavistock, Woodlands and Riverside schools competing in three races: a three-minute heat, a two-minute heat and a one-minute sprint final.

The results of the first two races were used to seed the sprint finals which resulted in some very close, exciting racing.

Medals were awarded to the winners in each final, with a special team prize for the school with the highest average score.

‘The contestants put every effort into their Rowing on the day, and were a credit to their school,’ said Paul Johnson, British Rowing’s Adaptive Rowing Coach for Devon. ‘It was great to see such a large amount of support and encouragement coming from everyone competing.

‘Congratulations to Plymstock who had the highest average score and therefore won the prestigious team prize. Well done to all that took part!’

Results and pictures from the event can be found on the Devon Adaptive Rowing and the Plymouth SSP websites respectively.

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