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!
Two classes took part in a workshop focusing on music, movement and intensive interaction. As you can see the children were engaged and enjoyed the experience. We are hoping to work with The Shakespeare Company during the next academic year.
We would like to say a massive thank you to one of our students and his father for their recent donation of two Fuji cameras to the School.
The Beacon would like to invite you to our monthly coffee mornings.
The SST awards are right around the corner and the deadline for nominations are fast approaching. The deadline is four days away and we would love your nominations. You are able to nominate a school and individual students. Please make your nominations through this link – https://shepwaysportstrust.org/awards/ For more information about the awards, please see Page 5 on the attached newsletter.
The Beacon recently held their annual Race For Life event.
FUN4ALL host a Shepway Disability Club every Wednesday at 5:30. Please view the poster below for additional information.