CHILDREN at St Wilfrid's Primary School have been thanked for their support of Olympian Lucy Glover by British Rowing.

Year 2 students gathered in front of a large TV screen and chanted 'Team GB, Team GB' as former St Wilfrid's and Lymm High School student Lucy realised her dream of competing in the Olympics this morning.


Lucy, who's talent in the sport surfaced at Warrington Rowing Club, and three crewmates finished third in their heat of the women's quadruple sculls at Tokyo's Sea Forest Waterway.

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Footage of the youngsters' wonderful support was Tweeted by the school and it generated a reply from rowing's governing body.

"Amazing stuff, thanks for your support," was the response from British Rowing.

But the children's backing of the inspirational role model doesn't end there, as head teacher Glenda Davies explained.

Good luck messages were recorded by the pupils and sent to Lucy in Tokyo and she responded in kind, with her thank you video being played to the class.

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"As a student Lucy was always very determined in whatever she set her heart on achieving," said Mrs Davies.

"The children have really connected with her as being someone who attended their school.

"It shows you can follow your dreams and achieve what you want to achieve. It's really inspirational for our children and that's a strong message as the school term ends."

The Glover family have a long history with the school.

Lucy's mum Sarah teaches the reception class and her dad Alec is vice chairman of governors.