Paralympian Roy Turnham and guide dog Pudsey visit Castle Hill Junior School in Ipswich
PUBLISHED: 21:52 18 May 2017 | UPDATED: 08:43 19 May 2017
A blind footballer who has competed in the Paralympic Games visited an Ipswich school to inspire children to strive for success.
Roy Turnham and his guide dog Pudsey went to Castle Hill Infant and Junior School today as part of the Sports for Schools charity programme.
Emmanuel Ogundiran, Year 2 teacher and sports coordinator at Castle Hill, said: “I thought it would be a great opportunity for the children to hear from someone who has really achieved something special.”
Roy, who was born blind, encouraged the children as they took part in a fitness course and at the end of the day he gave a whole school assembly where he spoke about his journey.
“The pupils really enjoyed it, we have had a lot of positive feedback,” Mr Ogundiran added. “They listened intently to the assembly and asked really poignant questions.”
Roy was part of the Great Britain five-a-side team which finished seventh in the 2012 London Paralympics.
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