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Paralympian David Hill visits Prep

27th September 2017

Yesterday, the hard working Paralympian David Hill came in to talk to KS2 about never giving up and his life story. Unfortunately, David was born missing half of his left arm but that didn’t stop him from entering the world’s biggest sport competition. The Paralympics.

Firstly, he took us on a fitness circuit in our gym. He also showed us how he did push ups with half an arm. He used the bench to support his left arm. Amazing!

Near the end of the day, he had a chat to all of us about his career and how he became very successful. He has an older sister who he was very competitive against. He loved to swim and had an addiction collecting swimming badges. After collecting many swimming badges, he progressed onto doing competitions and medals at 8 years old with only one arm. David was bullied at school, but this never affected or stopped him from being determined. He won his first gold medal at 12. Go David!

Finally, we got to take the opportunity to ask him any question of choice. Many people had questions to ask but only 7 people got to ask questions. Christian Cook asked lots of interesting questions and so did the others. Overall, it was a wonderful and inspiring and we wish David all the best!

Ryan Paget and Samuel Entwistle (Prep 6)