Primary school girls
give hero’s welcome
to Paralympian

The sixth class girls in Our Lady of Mercy primary school were delighted when James Dwyer accepted their invitation to visit the school.

The sixth class girls in Our Lady of Mercy primary school were delighted when James Dwyer accepted their invitation to visit the school.

They had been following the progress and success of the Irish Paralympians in London from their classroom, and cheered James who won a bronze medal in the equestrian dressage team event.

On his arrival at the school, last week, James was greeted with a guard of honour by all the classes and Irish flags were flying high.

He then recounted his inspirational and courageous story to an attentive audience in sixth class.

The excitement was palpable as the children passed around the Olympic medal. James then answered questions from the girls and he was treated to a rendition of a song specifically chosen for his visit.

A presentation was made and the happy occasion was captured on camera.

This was a memorable day for the children of Our Lady of Mercy primary school.

Paralympian James Dwyer surrounded by some of his young fans, the girls from Our Lady of Mercy primary school in Cahir, on his visit to the school last week.