Nothing is impossible

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In today’s morning assembly we talked about the Paralympics and our school value of Resilience.

The official Paralympic values of Determination, Inspiration, Courage and Equality are very similar to our own values here at LMPS.

KS2 watched a video about Ibrahim Hamato, an amazing table tennis player from Egypt who didn’t let a terrible accident stop him playing the game he loved so much.  He serves with his feet and holds the bat in his mouth!  This year he is living out his dream of playing in Rio.  In a recent interview he said…

“I feel really happy…now my dream has come true of playing in the Paralympic Games. I want to tell everybody that nothing is impossible, and everybody should work hard for what you love and what you think is good for yourself.  The disability is not in arms or legs, the disability is to not persevere in whatever you would like to do.”

Here’s the video. What lesson do you think can we learn from Ibrahim Hamato?


7 comments on “Nothing is impossible

  • Haniya says:

    We can learn from Ibrahim that if you find a challenge and you think that you can’t do it, just be resilient and BELIEVE in yourself!!!!!!!!!

  • Miss Smith says:

    What an inspirational man! You can do anything if you work hard enough and believe!

  • Rowan Class says:

    Joel: “Don’t give up on what you want to do and you can compete in any sport you want to!”
    William: “Spreading the words – nothing is impossible!”
    Megan: “EVERYONE is able to achieve whatever they want to, no matter what their ability is.”

  • Poplar class says:

    Poplar class say “Yes we all can” should be our motto. All people can achieve their goals.


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