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Yealmpton Primary School

Yealmpton Primary School

Mark Ormrod

We were privileged to welcome a very special guest to school today: Mark Ormrod, who showed us that with immense spirit and determination, even the greatest challenges in life can be overcome - and even turned to advantage.

After suffering terrible injuries in Afghanistan, Mark became the UK's first triple amputee.  Drawing on others for support and advice, he learnt how to live an independent life and set about taking on challenge after challenge - from cycling across the US to entering the Invictus games - that, along with his wife and children, have given him a life that he describes as 'brilliant'.  We had so much to learn from Mark's story and were hugely inspired to follow his example.