A Marlow school has been rewarded for its support for Paralympian Naomi Riches’ gruelling row along the entire length of the River Thames.

Great Marlow School’s boat club turned out to support Naomi during part of her epic 165-mile row, which she completed in 47 hours 59 minutes 54 seconds - smashing her 50 hour target and creating a new world record.

She took on the challenge to raise money and awareness for her patron charity, IN-vision.

In a bid to recognise the school’s support for the gold medallist during her row, Naomi presented them with a cheque for £100 at the Redgrave Sports Centre on November 24 for being the best team support.

Fergus Murison, the master in charge of rowing at Great Marlow School, said the donation will be put to good use by the team.

He said: "We are very excited to have recognised as the best team effort supporting Naomi in her Great Thames Row. We will use the cheque to help pay for floats to turn our fine singles into boats suitable for adaptive rowers for which we have increasing demand."