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IDPwD with Richard Chiassaro

On the 2nd December 2016, International Day of People with Disabilities Plumstead Manor School were delighted to celebrate the day with top Team GB athlete Richard Chiassaro for an all day visit.

Richard ChiassaroRichard Chiassaro is a wheelchair track athlete who finished 4th in the 400m at the Rio Paralympics. He has represented both Team GB & Team England at an international level, competing on both a European and World stage, representing his country as one of UK’s top athletes. He is also a former national champion, and ranked as one of the top athletes in Europe.

He has a very inspiring story to tell our students, based around the difficulties he has faced in the sport, and how he has overcome them.

This day was especially designed to inspire young minds to persevere through challenges they may face throughout their lives. To make this day a success we invited an outstanding and very inspirational athlete, Richard Chiassaro who is gold medal winning Paralympian and competes mainly in T54 events and represents TEAM GB and England at the highest levels. This was all made possible with the assistance of the Plumstead Manor Curriculum Leader of PE Ms Lawrence. Chiassaro’s determined and committed way of life allowed our young girls to realise that barriers are easily overcome to reach your ultimate goal and whatever you do you should never give up. He did this through sharing his personal experiences and working with a number of year groups who took part in special PE lessons organised by himself.

Layla Titchener 7MZ “He was very inspirational,”

Moriam Afolabi 7MZ “I found it interesting and fun. It was the best P.E lesson of my life”

Dina Sahraoui 7AD “It was fun and enjoyable for everyone to experience seeing someone who actually participated in the Paralympics”

Paigan Skinner 7AD “It was awesome to see a famous person”

The driving forces of this event were the three Equality Ambassadors, Janraj Khunkhun 12JC, Noor Ali 12Rs and Sadiyah Begum 9KO.