PDRL Captain delivers school talk

PDRL Captain and Wigan Warriors Education student, Ben Seward, recently attended St Andrews CE Primary School to deliver a talk about his own physical disability and achievements in Rugby League.

Laura Miller, deputy head of St Andrews CE Primary School contacted Vicky Kay of Wigan Warriors Education after she read an article about Ben Seward and his achievements with a physical disability. Mrs Miller has a child at her school with the same disability as Ben and wanted to help the children to understand more about physical disabilities and that even with a disability, you can still achieve what you want.

Ben recently visited the school to give a talk to the class about his disability and highlighted how he “does everything people his age do”. He spoke about his life and what he does on a regular basis, followed by a Q&A session with the pupils.

On the visit, Seward said: “The reason I went to the school was to show the children that disabilities are more normal than they may think and that even if you are disabled you can do whatever you put your mind to. I think it went well and it looked like they took on board some of the things I said and hopefully it will change how they look at disabilities.”

Mrs Miller added that when Ben left the pupils spoke a lot about him and how his talk has had a positive impact on the class.

Inspired by Ben’s achievements in Rugby League? Wigan Warriors Community Foundation are hosting sessions for children and young people with disabilities to come and experience disability team sports here at Robin Park Arena. These sessions will be held on a Friday 4:30pm – 6pm, this will be alongside our Learning Disability and Physical Disability Rugby League teams training 5pm-8pm. Book your place HERE.