Against Doctor’s Orders! Lee Whilteley sprints into Salford School

Lee Whiteley, European record holder for T38 100m sprint, dropped in to Cadishead Primary School to encourage the children in their fitness circuits and share his inspiring story.

Jo Thomas, Deputy Headteacher, was delighted to watch every pupil at the school enjoy working through their fitness circuits supported by paralympian Lee Whiteley. “A genuinely lovely guy” who was “inspirational”, she tells us. Not one that Lee will forget, as the whole school evacuated for a fire alarm (toast burning!). The children were treated to an inspiring assembly in which Lee explained all about his disability, the challenges of becoming an elite athlete (against doctor’s orders). Some lucky children were invited up to compete a reaction test against Lee and their teachers. As always, Lee says, “the Q&A session produced some fantastic questions – ones that always get me thinking!”.

Thank you Lee, Oliver and the wonderful people at Cadishead for a terrific morning!

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