In September 2011 Callum was savagely attacked by a dog. The dog bit at Callum's hands and chest and, when Callum fell while trying to get away, the dog viciously mauled his head. Callum had to have 46 stitches in the back and side of his head and 23 stitches in his face. Despite the psychological effects of the attack, and still being in considerable discomfort, Callum returned to school after just two weeks. He was determined not to let the incident have a negative effect on his life and wanted to return to normal, and his studies, as soon as possible. Callum did this successfully - his assessments reflect maximum effort in lessons and commendable achievement. Callum states that he feels inspired by the determination of the Olympic athletes to succeed, and by the Paralympic team who he feels don't let their problems get in the way of what they want. Callum is committed to Sport being a keen footballer - he plays for the school Y7 team and for the 'Hall Road Rangers' outside school. Callum's Head of House states, "Callum is always smiling, caring and kind. He continues to inspire me and his peers. It would be great to see this young man rewarded for demonstrating such resilience through very difficult times."