PUPILS at Anthony Gell School in Wirksworth put their backs into it on Friday to raise funds for Sport Relief.
The students paid a £1 and signed up to row a mile as their contribution to the national fundraising extravaganza.
During the day, students were allowed out of lessons to row, on indoor rowing machines for five minutes at a time to try and get the furthest they possibly could.
In total, over 70 students rowed and, after a thrilling staff versus sixth form volleyball match at lunchtime, won by the staff, the students raised just over £100.
In total the students rowed 80,909 metres, a distance of just over 50 miles, which is the equivalent of rowing across the English Channel and back, from Dover to Calais, with a little bit extra thrown in.
Staff have hailed a fantastic achievement by students and have said well done to all who took part.