Monday, 20 March 2017

Visit from Nathan Richmond-an amazing role model for our children with visual impairments

At last week's VIP club, we were very happy to welcome Nathan, an inspirational gentleman with visual impairment who works for the Ministry of Defense.
Nathan was born fully sighted, but at age 5, he lost his sight through a tumour on his pituitary gland.
He attended schools for the blind throughout his school career.
Nathan always loved the army, and he also enjoyed working on computers. He decided to combine his two main interests. He went to university to study software engineering, and then went on to work for the MOD at first using these skills.
He stressed to the children, the importance as you get older, of studying subjects that will help you in your career.
He has never let his visual impairment hold him back in life. He has taken part in a variety of sports, such as: ice-skating upto grade 8 level, horse riding, football, cricket and water-skiing! He has also taken part in a sky-dive!
The children were fascinated to hear all about his life and adventures.
The aim of our VIP session today, was to instil in our pupils, the feeling that life is what you make of it, and that you should reach for the stars. With hard work and belief in yourself, you can fulfil your dreams.
Nothing should hold you back!
Nathan certainly is the proof that this is true.
Thank you Nathan for visiting.

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