Warwick Davis (star of films including Star Wars, Willow and Harry Potter) joined the children of Rackham C of E Primary School in Witchford today as part of Dwarfism Awareness Month.
Along with his wife, he spoke to the whole school in assembly about what life is like with dwarfism and how a positive outlook has helped him achieve so much success in his career.
Warwick was kind enough to spend time with one of our reception pupils and her family; she too has dwarfism and it was the ambition of our fantastic SENDCO, Amy Boyden, to make the experience as inclusive as possible that led her to reach out to Warwick’s charity, Little People UK.
The children and school staff have also spent the week busily fundraising. Our two reception classes took part in a sponsored pyjama walk, the whole school had a non-uniform day and the teachers took it in turns each morning to be on exercise bikes at the school gates, cycling the equivalent of Ely to London!
Everyone’s efforts combined raised an impressive £1,390 for Little People UK.