On Thursday 17 October 2019, we welcomed former captain of the Team GB Paralympic football team and inspirational speaker, Jack Rutter to spend the day at The Farnley Academy.
Students from all year groups were lucky enough to spend some time with the footballing star, getting involved in all manner of activities ranging from a football coaching session with Year 8 to the recording of a podcast interview with Year 10.
Jack give a speech to all Year 11 students where he detailed his journey to recovery and the road to Rio where he captained the Team GB football team at the Olympics in 2016. His visit ended with being guest of honour and keynote speaker at our annual Prize Presentation Evening where he spoke of his injury, recovery and plans for the future to parents, carers, students and governors.
A wonderful and memorable day was had by all involved and we look forward to welcoming Jack back to the Academy in the near future.