Former Forest pupil drops in to tell pupils about rowing feat

FOREST SCHOOL pupils got to hear first-hand what it was like to row non-stop around Great Britain.

FOREST SCHOOL pupils got to hear first-hand what it was like to row non-stop around Great Britain.

James Plumley, 24, returned to his former primary school yesterday to talk to staff and students about breaking the world record in the GB Row Challenge.

He was one of a four-man crew that crossed the finish line at Tower Bridge in London in a time of 26 days, nine hours, nine minutes and 58 seconds – knocking more than 12 hours off the world record.

The school welcomed Mr Plumley with a specially written song, ‘we are rowing’.

He then went on to tell the students of his remarkable achievement, which involved rowing for 2,000 miles around England, Wales and Scotland – the equivalent of 76 times around Guernsey.