25th November 2021 — St Peter’s School Boathouse was officially opened recently by Olympic Rower Greg Searle MBE.
Greg delivered a morning Masterclass to pupils from the Boat Club at St Peter’s School, York, which focused on the importance of making choices not sacrifices and inspiring the children to constantly adapt in order to improve and succeed.
Greg answered questions from the pupils and gave them the opportunity to hold his three Olympic medals, before being presented with a Pennant by current Boathouse captains George Smith and Hannah Gowland.
In the afternoon, invited guests gathered at the Boathouse for the official opening. Those who had donated a brick to the Boathouse fundraising campaign saw their bricks unveiled, whilst those donors who had sponsored the naming of a boat were thanked with a special Boat Naming Ceremony.
The Boat Naming was followed by speeches from Head Master Jeremy Walker and Greg Searle and the event concluded with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, before the Boats were carried from the newly opened Boathouse and down to the River Ouse for a Row Past.