Oarsome Work Experience
Lois Beaumont (Lower Sixth) spent a day at the world-class National Sports Science Centre at Bisham Abbey, watching the Great Britain (GB) Paralympic Rowing team, where former RGS pupil, Tom Dyson, is now lead coach for GB Paralympic rowing. Lois, who rows for RGS Worcester and is studying Science A Levels with a view to reading Physiology or Sports Science at university, organised her work experience by contacting Tom.
“I arranged to work with the GB Rowing physiology team doing some of their laboratory testing at Bisham Abbey, the National Sports Centre. I was met by Tom, who showed me around this amazing facility and then introduced me to the team.”
“Amongst the athletes whom I met were Tom Aggar, current World Silver medallist, Pam Relph MBE who was part of the Legs Trunk Arms (LTA) Mixed Four who won Gold in London 2012 and James Fox, Grace Clough and Oliver Hester, who, along with Pam, won Gold at the 2014 World Cup in the LTA Mixed Coxes Four.”
“It was a fantastic experience and I have been lucky enough to be invited back to Caversham in the summer to watch some of the testing which accompanies the water training. I am very grateful to Tom Dyson for giving me this opportunity.”