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Thought for the Day 5th December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities


Date published: Thu 3 Dec 2020   Author: HLH/SGE   Category: News   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email


Thought For The Day – Thursday 3rd December – No barriers

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is Chris Foster. Chris is a professional golfer. He suffered from bone cancer as a child and had to have his leg amputated aged 8.  He never complained about this situation.  He played football and cricket for teams at the school and went on to play cricket and swim for England.  Chris attended TBSHS from 2001-2006.  He used to play football in the playground, where he was the most competitive of students. Here is Chris, now as a golf professional, using his driver club: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaKQSeGQTqQ . No barriers.

A disability is a physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses or activities. It is equally true to say that if one aspect of a person is impaired, the other aspects become stronger. Perhaps society really needs another word other than disability. People with such significant challenges do not want patronized, but just want equality, being just and exactly like everyone else, with no disablism, no prejudice and n discrimination. People have a unique and brilliant able-ity or ability.  We need to talk about the remarkable things good people do at every level of society not what they cannot do.  No barriers

It is our challenges that make us all unique, wonderful  and brilliant.  No barriers.

Here is GCSE student Will from Stevenage: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-48269031 No barriers.

Professor Stephen Hawking:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYxjumUhji0  No barriers.

“Rising Phoenix” trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XdNSAQeR2I  No barriers.

Below: Sophie Morgan, who was paralyzed after in a car accident aged 18.  She has had a very successful television and presentation career since.  No barriers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen Hawking: However difficult life may seem, there is always  something you can do and succeed at