Students from Watford Grammar School for Girls in Watford will be white water rafting on the same rapids that challenged the world’s best athletes during London 2012.

Pupils from the school will represent Watford in the fourth annual Schools Festival at Lee Valley White Water Centre, where Team GB won gold and silver in the Olympic Canoe Slalom event just two years ago.

The students will be rafting alongside hundreds of other young people representing every London borough as well as Essex and Hertfordshire in the Schools Festival on Wednesday next week.