Faster, higher, stronger with Paralympian Sam at Deeping St James school

Linchfield Community Primary School is inspired to go for gold after a visit from Paralympian athlete Sam Ruddock (pictured with pupils Katie Marsh and Kyle Roberts).

Wednesday, 3rd February 2016, 3:59 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd February 2016, 4:05 pm
Paralympian athlete Sam Ruddock shows young ambassadors Katie Marsh and Kyle Roberts his London 2012 competition vest at Linchfield Community Primary School, Deeping St James. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Youngsters and staff at the school in Deeping St James learned about Sam’s determination to succeed on the athletics track despite having cerebral palsy, which affects coordination and balance, as a child.

Headteacher Andy Fawkes said: “Sam was a true inspiration who has achieved so much in his life.

“I would have been surprised if any of our children hadn’t gone home and told their parents about him, especially when he asked them to set their own goals.

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“In return, Sam would try his best to bring back a medal from the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in September.”