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Actor Warwick Davis visits Grantham primary school




A film star took time out of his busy schedule to visit pupils at a Grantham primary school last week.

Warwick Davis, who has featured in blockbuster films such as Star Wars and Harry Potter, hosted an assembly about dwarfism at Belmont Primary School, last Thursday.

The actor who was born with a rare form of dwarfism called Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SED) visited the school alongside his daughter Annabelle who also has SED and Simeon Dyer who was born with Achondroplasia.

Warwick co-founded charity Little People UK alongside his wife Samantha in 2011 to raise awareness of dwarfism.

Pupils filled the assembly hall to learn about the charity’s work.

Warwick Davies (5404222)
Warwick Davies (5404222)

Headteacher Mr Davidson said: “We already have a connection with Little People UK as one of our teachers brother’s has dwarfism and is involved with the charity.

“We wanted to take the opportunity to build further on our school ‘inclusive’ ethos and enhance the children’s understanding of being different and highlighting that we are all the same inside and that we should support one another. Many of the children recognised Annabelle as she is currently appearing in CBBC’s The Dumping Ground.

A Year 6 pupil said: “I thought it was really interesting to learn about what life is like for someone who is smaller. We heard amazing things that Warwick has achieved but also about his experience as a child and we heard how he got picked on as he looked different.”



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