The Seablings are World Record Holders as the first brother and sister team to row any ocean, in this case the Atlantic Ocean in a 24ft boat called Lily. It took an impressive 43 days, 15 hours and 22 minutes. Can you imagine being in small space with your sibling for over a month? As well as having to eat dried food, have awful seasickness or a blood infection, you only get 1 and a half hours sleep at a time. Wow! That is some perseverance.
We were very lucky to have Anna and Cameron visit school last Wednesday 26th February to tell us about their epic experience. Being siblings they could not really afford to fall out with each other, so their motto ‘Banter not bicker!’ worked very well. Miss George-Carey, Miss Bantleman and Alexander Davey were very brave and tasted the dried food meals. It was agreed CHS lunches and home dinners were preferred!
Anna’s hands a month after the challenge were still very calloused and Lochlan Robertson-Brown kindly reported back to the school what they felt like. Rough was an understatement!
Anna and Cameron are raising money for UN Women UK as they are passionate about the role both men and women can play in achieving gender equality. They wanted to demonstrate with their row that equality is possible when men and women everywhere have the opportunity to work together to create a better shared future for everyone. You can find out more about UN Women UK and their challenge at: https://www.unwomenuk.org