Niamh Mc Carthy visits the school
We were lucky enough to get a visit from our very own local Paralympic hero Niamh Mc Carthy in school today. Niamh won a silver medal in the Women's Discus Throw F41 Final. She spoke to the students about her incredible journey and even showed off her silver medal. The medals made for the Paralympic Games feature braille - tiny raised bumps that spell out "Rio 2016 Paralympic Games" and can be read by the visually impaired by moving their fingers over the bumps. They also have a tiny device inside the medal that makes a rattling noise when the medal is shaken. This way those that are visually impaired will know what colour their medal is based on how loud the rattle is. Gold makes the loudest rattling sound and bronze makes the quietest.