Bury St Edmunds school visited by paralympian, Sean Rose
Children at Sebert Wood Community Primary School were joined at one of their regular ‘fit Friday’ work out sessions by a famous paralympian this week.
Children at Sebert Wood Community Primary School were joined at one of their regular ‘fit Friday’ work out sessions by a famous paralympian this week. World champion, Sean Rose, joined the children at the Sebert Road school for their twice-monthly exercise class.
Sean, who suffered a spinal chord injury while working as a ski instructor in 2000.
The sportsman said: “I was only travelling slow, but hit a build up of wet snow, my skis stopped dead and threw my weight over the tips of the skis. I landed head first like a javellin into the hard pack. I can’t explain the feelings and thoughts that go through your mind other than thinking a lifetime of sport as I knew it had gone.”
After a long recovery process, Sean got back into competing and has since won olympic gold medals and been crowned the world champion in disabled water skiing.
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He talked to the children about his accident and how he overcame adversity to continue with his passions in life.
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