Fun filled RunAbility Session supporting Downs Syndrome athletes. Building confidence, friendships, agility, balance, coordination and endurance in a relaxed friendly setting. At the Hawkinge Community Centre Saturday 29th February 2020 10am – 11am
18 pupils from zone 2 took part in the Physical Disability Sports Festival in Maidstone on 4th December. This, like Boccia, was an inclusive event tailored to the needs of the pupils who haven’t represented the school in other events. The event included Athletics, Sitting volleyball, Boccia and Dance activities.
On Monday 13th January 19 pupils from Zone 2 represented The Beacon at the Kent School Games ‘Panathlon Aqua Splash’ Finals, a swimming event for special schools. The pupils performed extremely well, working as a team for some events and putting in some fantastic individual swims with a few pupils even winning their heats! Our teams finished 5th and 9th in the competition which involved schools from across Kent. Well done to the whole swimming team!
12 pupils from zone 2 and 9 pupils from zone 3 represented The Beacon at the Kent School Games Boccia qualifying event hosted at St Anselms Schools on 26th November. All of The Beacon teams were hugely competitive and represented the school with enormous pride and enjoyment which enabled them to put their physical competence into practice as well as build their character, resilience and team cohesion skills. It was wonderful to see them all conduct themselves so competitively whilst demonstrating true sportsmanship throughout the event. We are still awaiting the results from other competitions before we find out how many of our 6 teams have qualified for the Finals event in March.
4 pupils from zone 2 and 5 pupils from Zone 3 represented The Beacon at the Kent School Games indoor rowing qualifying event hosted at Highworth Grammar on Thursday 12th December. They conducted themselves with the utmost maturity in the company of their mainstream counterparts. We’re delighted to reveal that every one of them qualified for the Kent School Games Finals event being held on Friday 31st January and we wish them the best of luck!
The Beacon school are hosting an exciting festival of art and music for young people with additional needs, aptly named BeaconFest.
Students from KS4- Freddie, Lucy and James represented Kent in the South East Regional Finals at Surrey Sports Park yesterday and they won Gold winning all of their games!
Entries are now open for this years London Mini-Marathon. This event is aimed at young people aged 11-17 with physical or sensory impairments.
As part of Red Nose Day this year, the school would like to encourage all pupils to wear something red, including a red nose! Please see the letter below.
Pupils across the school enjoyed taking part in our Science Enrichment Day on the 22nd May 2018.