Dereham Sixth Form to welcome double amputee Duncan Slater

RAF veteran Duncan Slater will be a special guest at Dereham Sixth Form college.

RAF veteran Duncan Slater will be a special guest at Dereham Sixth Form college. - Credit: Archant

Dereham Sixth Form College is set to welcome double amputee Duncan Slater to give a talk to students.

Mr Slater will be visiting the college on March 21 to talk to students studying health and social care and those hoping to study medicine at university. He will then talk to the whole college about motivation during a morning assembly.

In 2013 the RAF veteran became the first double leg amputee to ski to the South Pole and he is now training to take part in the gruelling Marathon des Sables, which will take place in the Sahara.

Phyllis O'Grady, director of the college said: 'Duncan is someone who absolutely exemplifies our belief that you can achieve what ever you set out to with the right attitude. Duncan has obviously had to face appalling adversity but instead of giving up and focusing on what he can't do he has focused on what he can achieve and gone out and done it - an inspirational example for us all'


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