Brentwood School honours Burkina Faso Paralympians with themed non-uniform day

Brentwood School honoured the Burkina Faso hand cycling team with a special non-uniform day.

Staff and pupils dressed in the national colours of the African country – red, gold and green – to celebrate the team’s involvement in the Paralympic Games.

Burkina Faso forged links with the town when Liam Conlon took three of the hand cycling team into his Abridge home over the summer. A funding mix-up had stranded them at Heathrow Airport and they had nowhere to stay or train.

They went on to use Brentwood School’s running track, and became a familiar sight to students and teachers.

Head Ian Davies said: “We have been so inspired by the team’s dedication and spirit. We would like to play our part in the Olympic legacy by raising enough funds to ensure Burkina Faso arrive in Rio in 2016 in much better shape than they did for these Paralympic Games.”

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