William Parker students meet ex- Paralympian

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STUDENTS at William Parker Sports College were thrilled when they had the opportunity to meet former Paralympian Alastair McKean.

After losing 80 per cent of the function in his right arm in a road accident, Alastair went on to represent Great Britain in rowing.

He has won numerous events including two world titles, a world record and BBC South East Sports Personality of the Year.

Alastair won a bronze in the Beijing Paralympics and in 2011 came 6th in his class in the World Cup Triathlon.

He gave an inspirational talk about his life and how he became a world class athlete.

Alastair also let the students put on his GB kit and medals.
William Parker students have been presented with the opportunity to meet former and current Olympians by being invited to take part in Sky Sports Living for Sport programme.

Teacher Ben Gould said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for our students to be inspired by people who have reached the pinnacle of sporting performance while at the same time sharing with them their own life stories which contained ups and downs but showed how they battled through adversity to still be successful.”