Athlete Visitor – Iwade

On Tuesday 19th April we had Invictus Games competitor Darran Challis visit our school along with sports activator, Leon.

Darran and Leon firstly set up exercises in the hall to encourage and motivate our pupils to take part in Physical Activity.

Darran then shared his story with the pupils during a whole school assembly, explaining at first how he fell in love with sport and physical activity at school. He shared the setbacks he faced during his career in the army, and how his injury affected him in his everyday life. Darran used some pupils and adults to demonstrate some of the exercises he does throughout his rehabilitation and showed how difficult they are.

Darran encouraged the children to not give up, show resilience through difficult times, recognise that good can come out of bad situations and shared the incredible things he has been able to achieve since overcoming his injury.

It was a great experience for the pupils to meet Darran and hear his story and hopefully left them inspired and motivated to achieve things in future.