Glengarry Primary gets visit from Paralympics medallist Chad Perris


Glengarry Primary School student Isabelle Schonfeld (8) with Chad Perris
Glengarry Primary School student Isabelle Schonfeld (8) with Chad Perris

STUDENTS were captivated when Paralympian Chad Perris returned to his former Duncraig school recently.

The Rio Paralympic Games bronze medallist visited Glengarry Primary School to talk to students about his Games’ experience, where he ran a personal best time in the men’s 100m T13 event.

School P&C president Amanda Schonfeld, whose children got to meet Perris, said it was a great opportunity for the students.

“The students were fascinated to hear about Chad’s road to Rio as well as hear some of the stories from living in the athlete’s village,” she said.

“He emphasised the importance of setting goals and explained that he still gets nervous before his big races and getting nerves is a good thing.”

Now based in Canberra where he trains at the Australian Institute of Sport, Perris is hoping to represent Australian again at the 2020 Paralympic Games.