Multiple gold medal winning Paralympian Hannah Cockroft MBE was guest of honour at the recent Fulneck School Former Pupils’ Association Annual Dinner.
Ms Cockroft entertained more then 100 former pupils and guests with a speech rich in humour and humility.
Having been born with cerebral palsy Hannah spoke about the challenges she has faced and the journey she has been on to become one of the leading para athletes of her generation. Her achievements include gold at both the 2016 Rio Paralympics and the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in the 100m, 400m and 800m wheelchair races,
The annual dinner at The Hilton Hotel is a popular date in the diary and attracted former pupils of the independent school in Pudsey from the 1950s until the present day.
Trevor Kernohan, a former Principal of the school and President of the FPA said:
“It was a privilege to welcome Hannah to our dinner and her inspiring speech amused and captivated the audience.
“Lifelong friendships are made at Fulneck and former students look back at their time at the school with fondness. The dinner is a great way to maintain those friendships and make new ones, while retaining links with the school itself.”