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Cressex Community School makes a big splash at Lee Valley White Water Centre

Thursday 22 March 2012

Five people wearing blue jackets and safety helmets in a raft, going over a rapid. Pupils from Cressex Community School had a splashing good time at Lee Valley White Water Centre last week, courtesy of Wycombe District Council.

15 pupils aged between 11 and 15 bravely made their way around the Olympic legacy loop at Lee Valley White Water Centre, in an Olympic experience funded by Wycombe District Council's sports development team. The day was arranged by the Council in recognition of the work that the school has done around the Olympic and Paralympic values as part of the Get Set network. Each of the pupils who took part is either a member of the school's sports council or has made a commitment to extra curricular sports activities.

Glenn Gavin, a sports co-ordinator within the PE department at Cressex Community School, said about the day: "Everyone had a fantastic if terrifying time at Lee Valley. To be able to leap into cold, turbulent, fast moving, but crystal clear and clean water in North London really is quite something - literally breathtaking. This is an incredible site, clearly built with legacy in mind and definitely suited to school visits although not for the feint hearted. The venue offers some serious opportunities for local school children to experience an activity that would normally involve a huge round trip and very significant cost. We are exceptionally grateful to Wycombe District Council for making this day happen for us. I am certain that we will remember it for a long time to come and we are working already on a return visit."

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