Sports for schools

On Friday the 7th of October, we were very lucky to take part in a sponsored circuits session with Team GB athlete, Nerys Pearce. Nerys is an incredible athlete who has 43 medals and 9 world records!  Our circuits included: spotty dogs; mountain climbers; press-ups and star jumps.

Once all of the classes had completed their circuits workout, Nerys led an assembly for the school.  We listened to a very inspirational talk. Nerys shared with us how she struggled at school but once she discovered her love of exercise, that helped her to think.


After school, college and university, Nerys discovered a career that would mean she could travel the world, help people and further her love of sport; she joined the British Army as a combat medic.


Nerys also shared that her mum was born blind – but she didn’t let that stop her.  She developed an amazing superpower of communication.


Sadly, Nerys was involved in a motorbike accident that left her paralysed from the waist down.  However, this did not stop her.  She discovered even more sports that in a wheelchair, she would still succeed in;  her favourites are skiing, triathlon and hand-bike. Nerys taught us to not give up but to push ourselves forward.


Russell P and Chloe G