Former SGPS Student Participates in Paralympics in Tokyo

Bree Mellberg was a student at Spring Gully PS in the 1990s. (She went through school with Ms Floyd!) When her teacher Ms Thomson asked Bree for a class assignment about what she would like to be when she grew up. Bree wrote ‘An Olympian and a scientist’.

Bree went on to be a national gymnastics champion at 9, followed by a national diving champion. After an accident, Bree broke her neck and her rehabilitation required her to use a wheelchair. This week you will see Bree compete in the Gliders Wheelchair Basketball team in Toyko at the Paralympics!

Some of our students wrote letters of encouragement to send to Bree as she pursues a gold medal with her team. Students at SGPS discussed the possibility of dreams coming true as Bree is now a Paralympian and she commenced a PhD in Science with a focus on genetics and cell biology! She aspires to be a University lecturer. An incredible effort from a past SGPS student!

We wish Bree all the very best - GO BREE!