I thoroughly enjoyed my time teaching over there and managed a classroom very well due to my background experience in coaching children in judo, however i missed my Judo training and had the intention of returning from Vietnam to train to compete again. However, in May of 2016 I was the in a serious motorcycle accident that left doctors thinking I only had a 1% chance of survival. After a close friend very bravely set up a fund to get me home and cover the costs of my medical bills, I returned home from Scotland and slowly but surely began to recover from my injuries.
In January 2017 I underwent my final operation on the way to a full recovery, yet due to my injuries I will no longer be able to compete. I enjoy going to schools to truly prove to children that you can overcome anything that you fight for when you put your mind to
We really enjoyed having Steph in school. We particularly enjoyed her presentation where she was very inspiring and honest about her career as an athlete. The things she discussed could be used in any walk of life with I think related more to the pupils.
As a school we felt the exercises part could have been more challenging. As the pupils were sponsored we felt that the challenge could have been greater or adapted for different year groups to give more of a sense that they had 'earned' their sponsor money.
At this moment in time we won't re-book but we can reassess when we return in August and we can see where we are at as a school.