SCHOOL SPORT: Paralympian Sam at Brownsover Community School

Athlete Sam Ruddock at Brownsover Community School
Athlete Sam Ruddock at Brownsover Community School

Pupils inspired by sprinter

Rugby athlete Sam Ruddock visited Brownsover Community School on Monday for a question and answer session with the Year 2 children.

Sam told them all about his experiences at the Paralympics in London 2012, how he began running and how it is affected by his cerebral palsy.

The children were then treated to a PE lesson with warm ups and they learnt how to start the race and what to do when you get on ‘your marks’ ‘set’ and ‘go’.

Headteacher Elisa Basnett said: “We are delighted that Sam Ruddock has shared his sporting expertise with our pupils.

“Not only did he talk about what it’s like to a Paralympic athlete, but he also led an Olympic style PE session.

“The children loved the experience, it was truly inspirational for all. We pride ourselves on providing a wide range of physical and sporting experiences, and Sam has really enhanced that.”

Both the pupils and staff alike thoroughly enjoyed their morning with Sam and hope the 100m and 200m sprinter will visit again, as they can now actively follow his career with a renewed enthusiasm.