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Disability Panathlon 31st October 2018

Thank you letter from Rachel Hutchinson - South Bucks School Sports Partnership Manager

Dear Rachel, Karen, Kat and team,

 I am emailing firstly to say a huge thank you for hosting Wednesday's Panathlon event at Beaconsfield High and giving up your sports hall for the day. You have such a wonderful facility and we are so grateful for you sharing it with the network of Bucks Special Needs Schools. A special thanks to Karen for her support both prior to and during the event - we couldn't do it without your support.

 We had 79 young people aged 5 - 16 through the doors on Wedesday for the event. The special needs ranged from moderate learning difficulties, visually and hearing impaired right through to profound and multiple learning difficulties (to name a few).

 We host events weekly in the County (both mainstream and special needs) and I can hand on heart, say that Wednesday was right up there with one of my favourite events ever. I can only say that due to your SUPERB leaders. The 27 ladies that we worked with both prior to the event and on the day are an absolute credit to themselves and your school. They were polite, emphathetic, hardworking and quite frankly they behaved like wonderful human beings, showing great care and compassion.

 I don't always send long winded emails to say thanks but I was truly blown away by some magical moments watching the BHS students interacting with the young people attending. The feedback from schools was immensely positive, and they like me were blown aware by the maturity and leadership skills of your students.

 Many thanks again for your support and we really hope you'll have us again in the future.

 Warm regards,

 Rachel Hutchinson

South Bucks School Sports Partnership Manager | SGO | Inclusion Lead