Pupils made a splash at an Olympic facility as part of a schools festival last week.

The team from Queens School, Aldenham Road, Bushey rode the white water Olympic Run at the Lee Valley White Water Centre in Waltham Cross as part of the Schools Festival on Wednesday, July 12.

There were more than 450 teenagers representing 20 secondary schools from Hertfordshire and Essex and 30 from London boroughs at the facility for the seventh annual school festival.

The budding canoeists took part in the 300m Olympic course where Team GB won gold and silver at the Canoe Slalom Events in the London 2012 competition.

Almost 3,500 young people have experienced rafting at the facility since it began the event in 2011 working with Vibrant Partnerships as part of their commitment to deliver a sustainable legacy after hosting the games five years ago.

Paul Osborn, Chairman of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority said: “Today’s Schools Festival gives children the chance to try white water rafting for free at this truly inspirational venue where Olympic history was made.

“We have funded Schools Festivals every year since 2011 as part of our Olympic legacy work - and we know that they provide the first experience of this adrenalin sport for most of the pupils who come from every corner of London, Essex and Hertfordshire.”

Students were also encouraged to get involved in other activities such as beach tennis, volleyball, canoeing and cycling.

They were also introduced to beach football, which recently hosted the international England v Germany match, on a pitch provided by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.

The teenagers were also invited to test the new Beach & Play Park, an area with giant inflatables for families to enjoy, before it is open to the public on July 22.