Pupils inspired by Paralympian table tennis champion
Sporting pupils at The North School in Ashford were inspired by a Paralympic athlete at their annual awards evening.
Guest speaker Will Bayley MBE, was born with curved joints known as arthrogryposis, a debilitating condition that affects movement in all four limbs.
At the age of seven, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leading to numerous chemotherapy sessions.
His grandmother brought him a table tennis set in a bid to help with his rehabilitation.
Will won a silver medal in the sport at London 2012 and went on to achieve gold at Rio 2016.
He is ranked number one in the world and was European champion in 2011, before becoming world champion in 2014.
Mr Bayley emphasised the value of sport, speaking about being able to cope with setbacks and having the drive and determination to achieve anything as long as you do not give up.
Miss Kray, head of PE, highlighted some of these key skills shown by the award-winning pupils.
Felicity Strover won three awards on the evening and Rosan Gurung was recognised for his commitment to a number of clubs and Ross Bampton for his leadership skills.
Felicity Strover won three awards; Sinead O’Neill and Oliver Heath, both with Will Bayley MBE