Stuart Robinson : An Inspirational Visitor
On Friday 17 March we were delighted to welcome Stuart Robinson into school.
Stuart was an RAF Commander from 1999 to 2013, having served all over the world. His final deployment was to Afghanistan, where he was involved in an IED explosion, suffering massive and multiple injuries to all parts of his body, losing his left leg above the knee and electing to have his right leg amputated at a later stage.
He now works with several UK armed forces charities and is the founder of Disabled Discoveries, an online portal helping the disabled community.
Having previously played rugby, Stuart decided to try his hand at wheelchair rugby; his strength of character and positive attitude saw him captain the team at the Invictus Games in 2014, winning the gold medal, and compete again in 2016 at the Invictus Games in Orlando winning the bronze medal. He has now been selected to join Team GB Paralympic Squad for the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2020.
Stuart captivated his audiences of years 9, 10 and Sixth form pupils, concluding the session by answering some terrific and poignant questions about all aspects of his life.