Paralympian Visits Quinns Rock Students

Martin and Kerrie Duff (front) with Quinns Rocks Year 4 students Taj Bennett, Brayden Seddon, Grace Rea, Mykala Hill.
Martin and Kerrie Duff (front) with Quinns Rocks Year 4 students Taj Bennett, Brayden Seddon, Grace Rea, Mykala Hill.

PARALYMPIAN Kerrie Duff and her husband Martin recently visited Quinns Rocks Primary School.

The disability and human rights advocate talked to students on May 29 about adversity and her achievements, which included winning the 400m freestyle swim at the 1984 Paralympic Games.

Mrs Duff said her goals included providing leadership and mentoring young people with disabilities to help them reach their potential.

Currently working for WA’s Individualised Services as a communications officer, and as a trainer at Rocky Bay and Options Employment, she also aims to get justice for people society might overlook.

She is vice president of People with Disabilities WA, a board member for Women with Disabilities Australia, officer for Diverse Leadership WA and consumer representative at the Telethon Kids Institute.