Gold medal-winning Paralympian puts St Andrew’s children – and teachers – through their paces

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Paralympian Katrina Hart inspired pupils at St Andrew’s Primary School, Fontmell Magna when she visited. Katrina, who was born with cerebral palsy, is a multi-medal winning 100m and 200m sprinter, and has won gold, silver and bronze medals at the Olympic, world, Commonwealth and European IPC games.
Katrina was at the school to promote the importance of exercise and fitness. During the afternoon all pupils in the school (and a few keen members of staff!) took part in a circuit in the hall. The children also got to hear about how Katrina’s disability affected her during childhood and how her PE teacher at school inspired her to never give up and to become a World-class athlete.
Katrina says: ‘That is how I got into sport – at school. I hope that the children will be encouraged to try different sports, as one size doesn’t fit all and there are so many to choose from.’
The event raised £1,800, some of which will help support Katrina in partaking in international events but more than 50 per cent will be reinvested in the school in improving playtime facilities.

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