Team GB Paralympic Swimmer and London 2012 medal winner visits Meath School to inspire the pupils
Hannah Russell, Team GB Paralympic Swimmer and London 2012 medal winner, visited Meath School today, to talk to the pupils and inspire them in their work and extracurricula activities.
Hannah, who is visually impaired and one of the youngest swimmers in Team GB at 16 years old, talked in an informal assembly to the pupils. Hannah said her motto was: “It’s ability that matters not disability. If you work hard you can achieve your dream. My dream was to swim in the Olympics.”
Hannah later said, “It has been fantastic to meet the pupils at I CAN’s Meath School today. I spoke to the pupils, who have severe and complex speech, language and communication needs, about the importance of believing in your abilities to achieve your goals.”
Janet Dunn OBE, Meath School Headteacher, said, “It is fantastic that Hannah chose to come and visit I CAN’s Meath School pupils today. For our pupils, who struggle with communication, having a Paralympian stand in front of them who has reached such a high standard in her sport at such a young age, and is going to sixth form college, is incredibly inspiring. Every single one of our pupils have the potential to achieve in life, if they believe in themselves. All the pupils thoroughly enjoyed today’s visit, so thank you again to Hannah for coming to our school.”
For more information on Hannah Russell, please go to http://www.paralympics.org.uk/gb/athletes/hannah-russell
For more information on Meath School, please go to www.meathschool.org.uk