School Sport: Mayfield have fun at Olympic venue

PUBLISHED: 16:45 09 July 2015

Mayfield have a splashing time (pic: Lee Valley White Water Centre)

Mayfield have a splashing time (pic: Lee Valley White Water Centre)


Pupils try hand at various water-based disciplines

Mayfield School had a splashing time at the Lee Valley White Water Centre alongside other London schools.

Over 500 schools from across the capital took to the venue where Team GB won several medals three years ago during the Olympics.

Canoe Slalom World Championships medal hopefuls Etienne Stott, Mallory Franklin, Adam Burgess and Mark Proctor joined the students just two months before they compete at the event that the centre is hosting in September.

“Ten years on from the announcement of London’s successful bid and three years after hosting the London 2012 Canoe Slalom event Lee Valley White Water is a shining example of a successful sporting legacy,” said Derrick Ashley, chairman of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

“Anyone can try exciting activities such as white water rafting here and there are also regular coaching sessions as well as a thriving paddle sports club based at the centre for anyone looking to participate in a range of water sports.”

The Schools Festival was hosted by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority in partnership with the venue operators Lee Valley Leisure Trust.

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