Two men went to row, went to row a river, two men in a canoe, went to row a river

TWO staff at a Fenland primary school are to row from Peterborough to Wisbech to give their 90 pupils a day out to remember.

Site manager Mark Clarke has teamed up with teacher Adrian Love to row the 23 mile stretch of the Nene in a 16ft canoe and will use sponsorship money to take the pupils to London for a day.

Mr Clarke, who recently became a parish councillor, said he decided on the sponsored row to help youngsters at the school do things they might not normally be able to afford to do.

The dynamic duo will set off from Peterborough Embankment at 8am on Saturday and will end their journey – hopefully cheered on by friends, family and pupils- at Wisbech Yacht Harbour.

They have been helped by the manager of the Mepal Outdoor Centre, David Savage, to prepare for the row

Mr Clarke has done a lot of charity events previously including a wear it pink breast campaign at the school.

“We hope to complete the stretch of water in about five hours,” said Mr Clarke. “That’s assuming, of course, that we don’t capsize.”

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To sponsor the rowers contact the school on 01945 700357 or alternatively visit the website at

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