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Paralympic swimmer Kate Grey visits Writhlington School - December 2012

Paralympic swimmer Kate Grey visited Writhlington earlier this week as part of the Sky Sports Ď Living for Sportí programme. Kate is the second guest speaker from Sky Sports to come to Writhlington. International rugby star Jo Yapp had already visited the previous week to deliver sessions to students.

Kate represented GB at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. She went on to win a silver medal in the 100m breaststroke and bronze in the 100m Individual Medley at the World Championships in 2009. Unfortunately, illness meant Kate missed out on qualifying for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. However she still has the hunger to achieve her dream of winning a Paralympic medal and hopes to compete at the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

Kate commented ďSport has made me realise that I may be different but I can still do the same things as everybody else. It has helped me to learn lifelong skills such as teamwork, leadership and communication which I can now use in all aspects of my life.Ē

Kate spoke about her disability and sporting career before delivering practical sessions to students in years 7, 8, 9 and 10.

For more information on Living for Sport and to view the Jo Yapp article go to:
http://www.wsbe.org.uk/news.php?page=read-news&id=190&headline=International Women%92s rugby star visits Writhlington

Pictured: Kate Grey with year 7 students



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