Roy Turnham opening the MUGA
We were very fortunate to have a visit from Roy Turnham, British Blind footballer.
Roy, who was part of the Great Britain five-a-side team that finished seventh in the 2012 London Paralympics, visited with his guide dog Pudsey. He talked to the children about his achievements and how footballers play without vision, using a special ball with a bell inside. Roy was here on official duty for Sports for schools to open the MUGA. The School Council did a fantastic job hosting Roy. He also talked to all of the children in 3 different assemblies about perseverance and trying your best when you want to achieve something.
"He was such a lovely man and it was so humbling to hear about how he manages to get through life without full sight." Abdinaser (Chaffinch School Captain)
" Roy is very inspiring because he is blind and plays football. It was lovely to meet him!" Loje (Chaffinch Sports Leader)
"It was a great experience meeting him because he is such a kind person. He is definitely an inspiration for all children." Victoria (Chaffinch School Captain)
"It was great to hear about the experiences he has had and how being blind hasn't stopped him achieving so much!" Sky (Cuckoo School Captain)
"Even though he is blind, Roy still plays as good as any football." Haliima (Cuckoo School Captain )