Berkhamsted Group, Heatherton | 15.03.2023

Heatherton visit from Paralympian

Heatherton visit from Paralympian

Earlier this term, Heatherton girls had an assembly from the team at Dorset Orthopaedics Amersham. The whole school assembly aimed to show the girls the impact that teamwork can have, as well as the wider role of women in technical production careers and in science.

The girls were able to see how science is used to design and make prosthetic devices for a wide range of uses, from running to diving. They were also lucky enough to hear from, and ask questions of, Paralympic athlete Julie Rogers, who has competed for Great Britain in sitting volleyball in the 2012 Paralympics and as a sprinter in the 2016 Paralympics. Julie also spoke to the girls about her charity work with Legs4Africa, which seeks to raise money and awareness to support people with limb differences in sub-Saharan Africa.

The assembly helped the girls learn about the role that prosthetics play in helping amputees to live their lives. All in all it was a thought-provoking, inspiring morning that the girls learnt a great deal from.

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