Japanese exchange students try rowing

Trying out rowing on the Witham.
Trying out rowing on the Witham.

Boston Rowing Club was teeming with people this week as the Carlton Road Boathouse welcomed members of the Hakkusan Exchange.

In association with Boston High School, 14 Japanese students arrived in the town in order to experience English culture.

They had been paired with local families, including Sheli Scott, whose daughter Lucie is a successful member of the club.

Through the Scott family, the idea was put to the school that the visiting youngsters should try their hand at rowing on the Witham.

A total of 33 students took part in the event, 19 Bostonians and 14 Japanese visitors.

Several older students professed to wanting to give the sport a go in their native country, which has a reasonable track record in rowing.

Fourteen Boston students will enjoy a similar exchange in June and July of next year.

Pictured are some of the students trying their hands at rowing with the Boston club.