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OLSB Science teacher Amanda Bell has successfully swum across the English Channel in memory of one of her former students, Georgina Anderson.
After waiting since Saturday for the right tidal conditions in the Channel, Amanda's gruelling 21-mile swim from Dover to France got underway at 4.40am on Tuesday 5th August. She finally arrived at the beach west of Sangatte in France at approx 11.10pm, having completed the crossing in a time of 18 hours 23 minutes. Definitely a moment for celebration!
Amanda, who worked at Bydales School in Marske before joining OLSB in January, decided to undertake the cross-channel challenge after being inspired by the bravery of one of her former students, Georgina Anderson from Marske, who died in November 2013 after being diagnosed with stage four liver cancer.
"I'm dedicating my swim to the amazingly talented Georgina" said Amanda. "If I can show half the strength and courage that Georgina did then I will make it all the way to France."
Amanda is raising money for the charities which Georgina supported, Teenage Cancer Trust and Cancer Research UK.
The cross-channel swim follows an event held in school in the last week of term, where OLSB students swam lengths of the school swimming pool in support of Amanda's fundraising. Over £600 was raised.
You can follow Amanda's progress on her Facebook page 'Amanda's English Channel Swim'.
If you would like to make a donation, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/teams/AmandaBellChannel
Please note we break up for the summer holidays at 1.30pm on Friday 18th July 2014.
Students in all years return to school at 8.40am on Tuesday 2nd September 2014.
We hope all students and staff enjoy their well-deserved summer break!
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