It all adds up to success for Terri

BURNS victim Terri Calvesbert is celebrating today after the hard work she put into her maths course paid off.

BURNS victim Terri Calvesbert is celebrating today after the hard work she put into her maths course paid off.

The plucky 12-year-old missed so many lessons at school due to hospitals appointments that she fell behind in her work, particularly in mathematics.

So the trustees of the Terri Calvesbert Fund, which was set up after the fire in her home in 1998 and has reached more than �355,000 thanks to donations from people all over the world, spent �4,000 on a special course.

The Westbourne Sports College pupil has now completed the first stage of the Student Support Centre programme, which allowed her to learn maths on her own via a DVD.

Her dad Paul, 35, of Shakespeare Road, Ipswich, said: “She was struggling but this course has really helped. She was at the age of a seven-year-old in maths.

“Some bits were easy and some were very hard. She loved doing it and spent ages working on it. I helped a bit but she did most of it on her own.”

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Terri now has two more levels to complete before she is awarded a diploma.

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