Students to welcome Paralympian to campus

5 September 2011

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Treloar’s is to play host to a Paralympic superstar this month.

Chris Holmes MBE has enjoyed a prolific career in disability sport and is coming to share his experience with students from Treloar School and College when he visits them at Treloar’s new site in Holybourne on 13 September.

Currently the Director of Paralympic Integration at the London 2012 Organising Committee, Chris made his name by competing in the sport of Paralympic swimming.

He became Britain’s most successful individual Paralympic swimmer ever, racking up a total of nine gold medals and has broken 35 world records throughout his amazing career.

Treloar’s Principal, Amanda Quincey, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming Chris Holmes to our Holybourne campus for this very special visit.

“Our students will be delighted to meet such an iconic sportsman and Chris will also meet some inspirational and budding Paralympic superstars here including team GB Boccia hopefuls, as well as former students who have themselves become medal winners at the Games.”

It is hoped his visit will encourage other young disabled students who attend Treloar’s to set themselves goals for their future as well as take part in sports and gain a greater understanding of the Paralympic world.

Treloar’s will also be welcoming students from partner schools who attended the successful Day of Disability Sport, which was held at Holybourne before the summer break.

Author: Sharon Dunbar

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