Inspirational visit by Claire Lomas
During the final Head of Year session of the Michaelmas term, pupils heard first-hand the story of Claire Lomas. Claire’s life turned upside down in 2007 when she became paralysed from the chest down in a horse riding accident. Claire fractured her neck, dislocated her back, fractured ribs, punctured a lung and contracted pneumonia. Claire was a chiropractor and top level event rider when this freak accident left her unable to do the things she loved.
In 2012 Claire became headline news worldwide when she walked the London Marathon in a pioneering robotic suit. It took 17 days and raised £210,000 for Spinal Research. She was then invited to light the Paralympic cauldron in Trafalgar Square.
Pupils witnessed Claire demonstrate the infamous robotic suit and asked thoughtful questions at the end.