A YEAR 10 student at Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School has received a rowing scholarship at Eton College.
Iffy Marinos, who rows with Warrington Youth Row, will train there in the gym and on Dorny Lake, where the college team train and where the Olympic rowing events take place.
Iffy said: “It wasn’t something I was expecting. I am still in a bit of shock.”
There were only six spaces available for students in the country.
Boteler Headteacher Mrs Scott-Herron said: “It is a real privilege to be Iffy’s Headteacher and to be a part of her rowing journey. She is exceptionally talented and an inspiration to our younger rowers and her peers.
“She will definitely be in the Boteler history books and we look forward to seeing her progress within rowing, as her future looks so bright.
“I really admire Iffy, her spirit and her determination as she never gives up. I am really proud of her and it certainly brought a tear to my eye seeing her reaction today.”
Iffy was also part of a group that met Mark Davies, the chairman of British Rowing, at the school last month.