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Academy in London offers selective places for rowers

A secondary school in London has decided to select up to ten pupils a year based on their rowing ability.

Mossbourne Academy in Hackney will offer selective places to 14-year-olds with the potential become elite rowers.

Principal of Mossbourne Peter Hughes said he hopes pupils could go on to win scholarships to a university in the US.

BBC London's reporter Gareth Furbey also spoke to Karim Al-Shubasi, Turgy Ollennu, Jack Kliber, director of rowing at Mossbourne and Professor Gus John the former director of education for Hackney.

  • 09 Dec 2014