AN EX-KINETON School pupil has been rewarded for his extreme bravery.
In November 2003, seven-year-old Jack Zuliani was left temporarily paralysed after he collided with a goalpost while playing a game of British Bulldog at Dassett Primary School.
With a risk of permanent serious injury, The Air Ambulance arrived on the scene and took him to Warwick hospital in a matter of minutes.
Fortunately he was left with only bruising to his back, but the experience gave him a huge amount of respect for work of the charity that saved him.
And he was so inspired 11 years on, that he decided to compete in the London Marathon earlier this year – raising more than £3,000 for the Warwickshire Air Ambulance.
One of the race’s youngest competitors, he managed to finish the event in just three hours and 16 minutes.
And his bravery has seen him presented with a Midlands Children of Courage Award during a special ceremony at Aston Villa Football Club recently.
Jack, who achieved an A* and three As in his A Levels at Kineton, is now studying maths at university.
Speaking about the award, he said: “I am humbled to have won alongside some really inspirational people. I would like to thank my friends and family for putting up with my obsessive training and of course Kineton for going over and above to support both my running and fund-raising targets.”