TyneMet College is delighted to announce that a Preparation for Life and Work student has been selected to be part of the Judo squad and represent GB at the Special Olympics World Summer Games to be held in July and August 2015 in Los Angeles, California in the United States.

Sarah Scott, 20, from North Shields is currently studying on the Social and Vocational Skills course at TyneMet College and was thrilled to receive the letter inviting her to be part of the Judo squad. She has been taking Judo lessons since the age of 7 and has already represented her country winning a Bronze Medal in the GB Special Olympics in 2009.

The Special Olympics 2015 will be the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event in the world, uniting people through sports in a celebration of abilities and accomplishments for people with intellectual disabilities.

Sarah who is excited about travelling to America recently attended the first Special Olympic GB team weekend in Runcorn where she was able to meet her fellow team members and find out more about the training and preparation she will need to undertake in the run up to the Games in 2015.

Andrea Cochrane, Head of Preparation for Life and Work, TyneMet College, said:

“Sarah has been training to take part in Judo competitions since the age of 7, I am thrilled that her hard work and determination has been recognised and that she has been asked to travel to Los Angeles to represent her country.

“Sarah also works exceptionally hard at College and is a polite and pleasant student, this opportunity is a huge honour for Sarah and we all wish her the best of luck in the competition!”

For more information about Preparation for Life and Work courses at TyneMet College call and speak to a student advisor on 0191 229 5000, email enquiries@tynemet.ac.uk or visit www.tynemet.ac.uk/foundation