Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mark Inglis Visit

We had a special visitor today at Elm Park School. As part of the NZ Post Book Awards, Mark Inglis paid us a visit to talk about his book 'High-tech Legs on Everest', a finalist in the competition.

Mark is an inspirational speaker and had his audience of 250 8-11 years olds mesmerised for more than an hour. The highlight for the kids was when Mark removed one of his prosthetics and showed them his stump!

Questions were varied and included gems such as 'How do you go to the toilet when you're stuck in an ice cave?" and "Will your legs grow back?"

At the end of the session I was lucky enough to spend some time with Mark and give him a lift into town. He's a special person and we were very lucky to get the opportunity to meet him. Good luck at the book awards next week Mark!

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