Students from a school in Bushey will be white water rafting on the same rapids that challenged the world’s best athletes during London 2012.

Queens’ School, in Aldenham Road, will represent Hertsmere 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 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.

The competition will take place on Wednesday.