On Wednesday 21st March, alumni Lizzie Williams visited Shipley CE Primary School to talk about her emerging career as a wheelchair racer and motivational speaker for young people. She spent time with all the classes, demonstrated her skills on the playground and answered lots of questions.
Currently, Lizzie is training six days a week, competing nationally and internationally, visiting schools, and working as part of the British Athletics Parallel Success Development Academy. She can also be seen in a Channel 4 television advert, racing with other British wheelchair athletes! She is a self funding athlete, so Lizzie is always appealing for people to help her raise funds where possible so that she can fulfil her dream of getting to Tokyo in 2020.
It's a real joy to see Lizzie continuing to grow with confidence and succeed at doing what she loves.