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Paralympian visits St Augustine’s Primary School

Paralympic athlete Sam Ruddock with the school's sports ambassadors, from left, Lily James, 10, Bethany Hudson, 11, Patrick Kane, 11, and Tyrell Campbell-Smith, 10

Paralympic athlete Sam Ruddock with the school's sports ambassadors, from left, Lily James, 10, Bethany Hudson, 11, Patrick Kane, 11, and Tyrell Campbell-Smith, 10

Primary school pupils had an inspiring visit from a Paralympic athlete.

Sprinter and rower Sam Ruddock met children at St Augustine’s Primary School in Stamford on Thursday last week.

Sam, who has cerebral palsy, competed for Team GB in the London 2012 Paralympic games. Even though he had only been training for six months Sam exceeded expectations, just missing out on the 100m and 200m finals, placing ninth in both events and running a personal best in the 200m.

Teacher Karen Roberts said: “Sam spoke to children about achieving whatever they want, whatever the situation.

“He showed them pictures of himself at the games and related it to when he started off as a child, not being able to walk properly.

“He told the children never to give up on their dreams. It was a really inspirational visit.”

 

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