On Thursday 14th July, Fairway was so very, very privileged to meet Lauren Rowles again.

Lauren is a friend of Fairway, and has now come in to see us on 2 occasions. Today, she was visiting us before jetting off to Rio for the 2016 Paralympic games where she will be representing Team GB in the rowing.


Lauren represented Team GB in the commonwealth games and the world championships, where she recently won a silver medal. Lauren inspired us with her determination, resilience and passion ; she never , ever gives up and has to start her day at 4.30am on occasions!


Lauren then went round all of our classes and spoke to the children, she was amazing. The children have made her an honorary member of Fairway Primary and have lent Bell the Lion to her to take to Rio. We hope to see Lauren ( and Bell ) on the winners podium getting a well deserved gold medal.


Lauren will be racing on Friday 9th September , it will be televised and we will be showing it in school that afternoon. Lauren has promised to come back in the Autumn to show us ( hopefully ) the medals that she has won.