On the 25th November, ELoH Founder and Chair of Trustees Victoria Panton Bacon was invited to speak to pupils about ELoH’s work with child amputees where she herself was schooled – Shrewsbury High School. Together with twin sister and Co-Founder Sarah Hope, also a Shrewsbury alumna, Victoria spoke to Year 9 GCSE students. She told them about how ELoH came to be and what it means to her that it is still going strong after five years, helping to change child amputees lives.
Victoria also talked to the girls about her recent visit to Sierra Leone and Liberia, and how encouraged she was to meet the charity’s beneficiaries face to face. It allowed her to see that the help ELoH provides is reaches the most vulnerable amputee children and helps them walk and go to school – in spite of the challenges ELoH faces in post-Ebola West Africa to give mobility to them.
Victoria also spoke to Year 5 and 6 pupils at the Prep School – here they are, pictured with a prosthetic leg after her talk. Victoria received a lovely comment later that day from a mother of one of the children: “My daughter was buzzing after your talk, she said it was the best talk they’d had and I was shown all the YouTube videos you had shown her at school. My daughter is completely inspired!”
This is exactly why ELoH loves school talks – because pupils love them. To find out more about our work in schools and to contact us to organise something at your school, please have a look at our dedicated page with downloadable materials.
Thank you, Shrewsbury High School for such a warm welcome to your Alumni!