‘Inspirational’ Student backs the Stags with DT Project

An inspirational pupil from Rainworth’s Joseph Whitaker School whose dreams of donning the Amber & Blue are hampered by Spina Bifida, has showed great determination and creativity to show his support to the club – with a special ‘Super Stags’ Lego feature as part of his design technology project.

Year Seven student Harvey Morton is Stags mad and attends all home matches as a season ticket holder, and despite his mobility issues preventing him from following his dreams to become a future Stags player – his positive attitude and creativity is “inspiring others to overcome their own challenges” according to Inclusive Sport Coordinator at the School, Anthony O’Donnell.

Mr O’Donnell said ““Harvey has Spina Bifida, which causes issues with mobility and fine motor skills, but he is always cheerful and hardworking; in fact he has become an inspiration to our other students.”

“For his DT project this term Harvey has made a “Super Stags” Lego figure which he’s worked incredibly hard on it and is justifiably proud of it – as am I.


“Harvey is an exceptionally cheerful and well-mannered young man, and is an absolute pleasure to work with and an inspiration to other students. He always gives 100% to any task, and particularly enjoys PE and technology lessons.

“He applies himself with equal enthusiasm to football banter, and as a fan of newly-relegated Bradford City I now look forward to next season’s Stags fixtures with trepidation!”

Headteacher David Bell added “Harvey is an amazing young man who is so resilient and cheerful at all times. He has a real passion for his beloved Stags and it was good to see him as a mascot earlier in the year, a dream come true no doubt.

“As a Middlesbrough supporter I really appreciate the fact that he supports his local team and not one of the big premier league clubs, well done Harvey!”