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Paralympic double Gold winner Michael McKillop visited the College as part of the Youth Sport Trust Sky Sports Living for Sport - View Full Size Image
Paralympic double Gold winner Michael McKillop visited the College as part of the Youth Sport Trust Sky Sports Living for Sport
05/02/2016 PARALYMPIAN STAR INSPIRES LORETO COLLEGE STUDENTS

Paralympic double Gold winner Michael McKillop visited Loreto College on 5th February as part of the Youth Sport Trust Sky Sports Living for Sport Programme.

Sky Sports Living for Sport uses sport stars and sport skills to improve young people's lives. This initiative is designed to inspire and support every participant in areas relevant to them whether it's improving confidence, attainment at school or leading a healthier lifestyle.

On his first visit to Loreto College, Michael McKillop spoke to all Year 8 students and some AS Level Physical Education students about his own personal challenges and achievements.  Reinforcing the message that ‘if you believe, you can achieve’, this inspiring world champion and Paralympic double Gold winner (2008 and 2012) spoke openly and frankly about his own personal challenges and how he had harnessed his extreme determination to turn challenges into opportunities, surmounting a succession of obstacles to achieve his goals.

Michael McKillop also talked inspiringly about the support of his family, friends, coaches and supporting team, paying tribute to those who had helped him throughout his career, as well as describing some of the rewards, whether personal or more tangible, for his determination and success.

Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College thanked Michael McKillop for this inspirational speech.  Michael McKillop will return to Loreto College in the months ahead as part of the programme to motivate and encourage students through the application of the skills and discipline involved in sport to life as a whole.