Paralympic Athlete Visits Merton Junior
We had a fantastic morning with Kylie Grimes. Kylie is a Paralympic rugby player. She began playing wheelchair rugby in 2008. She is a gold medalist wheelchair rugby winner, the only female on the Paralympics GB team, at Paralympics Tokyo 2020/2021. Kylie was appointed (MBE) in 2022 for services to wheelchair rugby. The children were taken through a workshop with her, which was very tough work! They had 4 exercises to do and they were encouraged with lively music and Kylie’s motivation.
We then were able to listen to Kylie’s story and see her GOLD medal! We even got to watch the Toyko highlights which was very interesting - tackling in wheelchair rugby looks scary! She was absolutely brilliant and hearing about her resilience even in a wheelchair was amazing. We wish Kylie the best in 2024 Paralympic’s in Paris!