AN INSPIRATIONAL trip to the Paralympics was made by 120 students from Priory School yesterday
The school’s students, all of whom have learning difficulties, travelled to cheer on Team GB as they competed in track and field events at the Olympic Stadium.
Headteacher Roger Mackenzie said: “We will be going totally over the top – it’s a once in a lifetime experience.”
The Bury St Edmunds school managed to secure tickets to the games after nine-time-Paralympic gold medallist Chris Holmes visited to speak to students.
He told them how after going blind he made a promise to himself that his disability would not stop him from achieving his dreams of studying at Cambridge, becoming a lawyer and winning a Paralympic gold medal.
Mr Mackenzie said: “They were amazed that he has overcome something like that. They were asking him ‘how do you swim in a straight line?’. He made them laugh, he was very down to earth.”