Visiting Forest Prep School


On Monday 10th October a Paralympic Athlete came to visit Forest Prep School and talk to our pupils about the Paralympic Values and what encouraged him to become a world record setting athlete.Noel Thatcher is a visually impaired, registered blind athlete. He competed in six Paralympic Games (1984 to 2004) winning five gold medals. His two career highlights were winning Paralympic Gold in a world record in Barcelona and winning the 5k in Sydney in a world record.One of his proudest moments was carrying the GB flag for the team in the 2004 Paralympic Games. He did not achieve all of this without great support from his teachers, coaches, team-mates and friends. This was something that Noel was keen to pass on. Noel shared with our pupils his understanding of the Paralympic Values of Equality, Courage, Determination and Inspiration and how Forest Prep School pupils can work hard at all that they do and achieve many great things. We look forward to welcoming Noel to our school again very soonMrs Kate Clark

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