Bury St Edmunds school visited by paralympian, Sean Rose

Skiier Sean Rose talking to Sebert Wood Community Primary School children. Left to right, Albie Dixo

Skiier Sean Rose talking to Sebert Wood Community Primary School children. Left to right, Albie Dixon and Sean Rose. Picture: GREGG BROWN

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.

Skiier Sean Rose talking to Sebert Wood Community Primary School children. Left to right, Albie Dixo

Skiier Sean Rose talking to Sebert Wood Community Primary School children. Left to right, Albie Dixon and Sean Rose. Picture: GREGG BROWN

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.

Skiier Sean Rose talking to Sebert Wood Community Primary School children. Left to right, Albie Dixo

Skiier Sean Rose talking to Sebert Wood Community Primary School children. Left to right, Albie Dixon and Sean Rose. Picture: GREGG BROWN

He talked to the children about his accident and how he overcame adversity to continue with his passions in life.

Skiier Sean Rose talking to Sebert Wood Community Primary School children. Left to right, Albie Dixo

Skiier Sean Rose talking to Sebert Wood Community Primary School children. Left to right, Albie Dixon and Sean Rose. Picture: GREGG BROWN

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