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'Having a disability doesn't stop you doing anything': Fleming Fulton's head boy and girl share their hopes and dreams

As they prepare for the next stage in their education, Fleming Fulton's head boy and girl tell Claire O'Boyle how they've overcome challenges in their lives and reveal what they've been up to during lockdown

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Breaking barriers: Conor Byrne and Katie Douglas have not let cerebral palsy hold them back

Breaking barriers: Conor Byrne and Katie Douglas have not let cerebral palsy hold them back

Family support: Conor with his parents

Family support: Conor with his parents

Breaking barriers: Conor Byrne and Katie Douglas have not let cerebral palsy hold them back

Breaking barriers: Conor Byrne and Katie Douglas have not let cerebral palsy hold them back

Conor on his grandfather’s recent birthday

Conor on his grandfather’s recent birthday

Conor and Katie

Conor and Katie

Breaking barriers: Conor Byrne and Katie Douglas have not let cerebral palsy hold them back

It should be one of the most exciting times of their lives as they look to the future and make their plans, but like so many 18-year-olds across Northern Ireland and around the world, Katie Douglas and Conor Byrne are putting their plans on ice - for now at least.

The best friends, head girl and head boy at Belfast's Fleming Fulton School, are determined to make a success of their lives when we finally find our way to a new normal after lockdown.

"We're not too sure what's going to happen because everything that's happened with Covid has been so disruptive," says Conor, who has been at the Belfast special school since he was two years old.