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Paralympian helps unveil Collier Row school’s new sports pitch

PUBLISHED: 15:00 03 May 2017

Paralympian Richard Chiassaro together with Brian and Bunny Eagling opening the new pitch at Clockhouse Primary School. Picture: Ken Mears.

Paralympian Richard Chiassaro together with Brian and Bunny Eagling opening the new pitch at Clockhouse Primary School. Picture: Ken Mears.

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Pupils were visited by a special guest on Friday at the opening of their new sports pitch.

Paralympian Richard Chiassaro playing with children on the new pitch at Clockhouse Primary School. Picture: Ken Mears.Paralympian Richard Chiassaro playing with children on the new pitch at Clockhouse Primary School. Picture: Ken Mears.

Paralympian Richard Chiassaro, attended Clockhouse Primary School, Clockhouse Lane, Collier Row, to help unveil the new 3G pitch and talk about his achievements.

The pitch features cushioned flooring to help prevent injuries when children fall.

“It’s a great little area,” said PE teacher Andy Yarrow.

“The visit was a great success.

“The children had a great experience.

“Not all the children have dealt with someone who is paralysed and they learnt to be humble and helpful towards other people and to not write them off straight away.”

Richard won a gold medal in the men’s 200 T54 event at the Paralympic Games last year.

The class is for people with spinal cord injuries who compete using a wheelchair in track events.

The athlete also won three silver medals in the 100m, 400m and 800m races.

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