Mark Ormrod visits GTS to give

an inspirational talk about overcoming adversity and

setting goals 

Posted on: 15/06/2016

Year 9 3Rs classes met Mark Ormrod on Friday 10th June.  Mark is a former Royal Marine who was injured while serving in Afghanistan in 2007.  An IED explosion led to Mark losing his legs below the knee and his right arm.  Despite his injuries Mark lives a life full of challenges.  He has completed numerous sporting challenges, written a book ('Man Down' - available in the GTS library) and plans to compete as a para athlete and swimmer. 

Mark's example of resilience and determination was humbling to us all.  Resilience, the ability to meet challenges head on, is an important school value and Mark demonstrated this outstandingly well.  We were privileged to meet Mark and hope to see him at GTS again in the future. 

 

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