On Tuesday 11th July 12 sixth form students from Dover Boys’ Grammar School visited Queens’ College Boathouse for a tour and to take part in some land based training.

The boys were staying at Queens’ for a two day residential summer school, during which time they had various access activities such as talks, and departmental tours. We decided it would be a great opportunity to also show them another side of College life, and get them involved with the Boat Club.

They had the chance to have a wander around the facilities and were interested to see all of our boats – particularly the VIIIs! Then they had a coached session on the ergs from the QCBC president with help from a Queens’ first VIII rower currently trialling for CUWBC, before splitting into teams for some races. We’d hoped to be able to get out on the water, but alas health and safety got in the way!

However, a great time was had by all and hopefully this could be the start of a lasting relationship. The school are very keen to come back and said that they’d love to be able to get out in some boats next year!