Invictus games star Luke Delahunty inspires school pupils in Hemel Hempstead

Luke Delahunty with the school council members of Yewtree Primary School on Friday
Luke Delahunty with the school council members of Yewtree Primary School on Friday

A disabled athlete who was paralysed in a motorbike accident has inspired school pupils never to give up on their dreams.

Luke Delahunty, who was a British star at the Invictus Games in Florida last year, paid a visit to Yewtree Primary School on Friday morning.

Luke, from Aylesbury, was medically discharged from the RAF after being confined to a wheelchair following the motor accident.

He spoke to the pupils about his challenges in life, being in a wheelchair and how he has never given up on his sporting career.

He competed in the indoor rowing and also took on a bike time trial in the games in Orlando last year, which were organised by Prince Harry.

Luke helped pupils to take part in a fitness circuit, and proved a big motivation for the children.

Dan Roe, the school’s head of PE, told the Gazette: “Luke was truly inspiring for our pupils and his motivation and determination has been passed onto everybody.

“The pupils had a fantastic day working with him.”