Rowing success spurs on staff and pupils at Kingscourt School

ROWERS Nick Moore and Toby Iles on their boat
ROWERS Nick Moore and Toby Iles on their boat
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A SCHOOL is celebrating the victory of a pair who scooped the world’s toughest rowing race – as two pupils and a teacher are related to one of the winners.

Staff and pupils at Kingscourt School in Catherington have been sharing the success of Nick Moore and Toby Iles who came first in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge over 40 days, in aid of ShelterBox disaster relief charity.

Pupils Melissa Bembridge, seven, and her brother Oliver, five, and their mum Amanda who teaches at the school and is Nick’s sister, were particularly pleased.

Melissa said: ‘I and all my school friends have been so excited to follow Uncle Nick on the web and we were so happy to see his boat win. The race was so close!’

Oliver added: ‘Seeing Uncle Nick winning was brilliant, I think he was very brave.’

To date the rowing pair have raised £35,000 for charity.