Published on: 3 November 2016

Brad Scott recently visited the School where he inspired the Senior Peter Moyes Centre students with stories of his sporting success and the 1500m track final at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Brad spoke with students about his experience growing up with cerebral palsy and his journey towards becoming a Paralympian.

He discussed his difficulties juggling school assignments with sporting commitments and regular physiotherapy appointments to assist in increasing his strength and ability. 

Brad’s important ‘take home’ message for the boys was that they can achieve anything they want if they put their minds to it.

When asked if he feels frustrated by his disability, Brad’s response was honest and open. He said he was frustrated; however, he now sees his disability as the best thing about himself. Without his disability, he wouldn’t have made it to three Paralympic Games or be visiting schools and working with students. 

A big thank you to the Centre for Ethics for organising this amazing experience.