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Paralympian Steve Brown delivers inspirational talk at Biggin Hill school

PUBLISHED: 11:16 03 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:17 03 April 2013

Steve Brown, captain of the Great Britain 2012 Paralympic wheelchair rugby team.

Steve Brown, captain of the Great Britain 2012 Paralympic wheelchair rugby team.

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Students at a Biggin Hill school were given a motivational talk from one of Great Britain's 2012 Paralympic athletes last week.

Steve Brown, captain of the wheelchair rugby team, visited Charles Darwin School, in Jail Lane, to speak with pupils on the Met Track scheme - designed for youngsters with a talent for athletics.

The star of the sport labelled as ‘murderball’ told students how low mock GCSE grades provided a unlikely boost, forcing him to double his academic efforts and eventually gain A-Levels and a degree.

Brown enjoyed extreme sports a child and was left in a wheelchair after falling off a balcony and breaking his neck. It was during his time in hospital that he discovered his love for the Paralympic sport.

Charles Darwin PE teacher, Jackie Bundey, said : “He was very honest about his injury and his personal journey to fitness and international competition was both moving and inspirational.

“Steve stressed that he had not been identified when he was young as showing particular sporting potential yet through hard work and determination, he had represented his country at the highest level.”

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