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Amanda teaches how to overcome

OVERCOMING adversity was a lesson in life given to Felpham Community College students.


Disabled Amanda Worne led a motivational workshop for selected students in Years 8 and 9 about how to make the most of their abilities.


As reported, Yapton resident Amanda broke her back in a cycling accident on Bury Hill in 2015. Now in a wheelchair, she has overcome her disability with her can-do attitude.


College careers co-ordinator Amanda Woodman said: “Amanda spoke about how nothing should hold you back, anyone can overcome adversity and everyone should set targets for themselves.”


Year 9 student Madison Wood-Field said: “Amanda was really inspiring. She has continued her life as if she does not have a disability.


“She still plays a wide variety of sport, including horse riding and cycling, using an adapted bike for her hands instead of her feet.”


Brooklyn Santer-Smith, of Year 8, said: “Amanda has completed brilliant, and challenging, life experiences like a sky dive. She has made us realise that, whatever life throws at you, you don’t need to cancel your goals. You can adapt them and achieve what you want.”


Amanda’s house was recently transformed by hit TV show DIY SOS: The Big Build.

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