Weymouth Students Celebrate GCSE Results With Inspirational Speaker
9:16am 7th December 2014
After getting their GCSE results, students at Wey Valley School in Weymouth have been treated to a presentation from an inspirational speaker.
The world's fastest blind man, Steve Cunningham helped mark the school's best results on record by using his own personal stories about overcoming barriers to encourage the pupils to do the same.
Steve went blind at the age of 12 and his story of determination was an inspiration to all. He went on to be a world junior sprinter and led the England Blind Football team to the World Cup.
He then set himself an audacious challenge: to become the fastest blind man on the planet.
As part of Steve's visit to the school, he took an assembly, met with the school council and took part in blind football in the Tennis centre with a number of students.
He said: 'It has been a fantastic day meeting so many incredible young people with great futures ahead of them.
"The blind football brought out many qualities from students with team work and non-visual skills key to their success with this activity
"The evening celebration of former Year 11 students was tremendous and it was great to learn of so many student GCSE successes".
This year 10 percent of students achieved four or more A*s or As, which is a 9 percent improvement on last year.