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Pupils row for 24-hours straight

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Our annual Sponsored Row took place on the last day of term where pupils rowed continuously for 24-hours straight to raise money for School charity, Switchback

The event is always a highlight of the charitable year and one that continues to raise significant sums of money for great causes. This year, Sixth Form pupils, stayed (and slept) in School for the 24-hour period, all while keeping two rowing machines consistently active. Their day was spent encouraging passers-by to donate spare change for Switchback and keeping the motivational atmosphere going. Working in shifts, they were able to row roughly 296 miles, the distance between Land’s End and City of London Schoool.

In the evenings, the rowing machines were moved inside and fuelled with piles of pizza, the overnight team kept going until dawn. As the sun rose in the mornings over St Paul’s Cathedral, the machines were moved outside, and their fundraising efforts resumed. 

Thank you to the rowers, fundraisers, and supporters – the money raised will go a long way to help the work of Switchback. 

Working in shifts, they were able to row roughly 296 miles, the distance between Land’s End and City of London Schoool.
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