Paralympic Archer Mel Clarke, who won bronze at the last Paralympics, paid a two-hour visit to Shrewsbury High School where she spoke to staff and students. The athlete gave a special assembly on the achievements of her career to date and her hopes and dreams for the future, as well as the challenges she has had to overcome. Mel proved a real inspiration to all who heard her.
In 2003, she was the first ever disabled athlete to represent her country in the able-bodied team, but a few days into the tournament she was struck down with Lymes disease, which meant she lost sight in one of her eyes and was told by doctors she would never compete again. However, just two years later she became world champion in the sport.
Mel's visit was part of her role as a Sky Sports Living for Sports ambassador, a scheme which supports sportsmen and women visiting schools. She explained "I enjoy passing on my experience and knowledge to others."