LVS Hassocks students win national sporting competition
A school in Sayers Common has been celebrating after two of its students won a national mainstream sporting competition.
Shayan, in year 12, and Harry, in year 11, from LVS Hassocks, took part in the Independent Schools Association’s (ISA) Limitless Skills Series, which launched in November 2020.
They beat thousands of students from more than 110 schools to win the under-18 and under-16 trophies respectively.
Schools nationwide signed up for the programme, which featured a number of sporting challenges or skills.
Jen Weeks, headteacher, said: “There are very few competitions that are open to young people with autism, that put them on a level playing field and allow them to compete with neurotypical children.
“When the ISA launched Limitless Skills Series, we seized the opportunity to sign up and were absolutely delighted when Shayan and Harry came first in their year groups.
“The pandemic has been a challenging period for everyone, and particularly for some of our students, who have been following the news closely. This gave them something positive to focus on and they thoroughly enjoyed the distraction of taking part and being active.”