Heathrow Airport waves off school’s star athletes

Heathrow Airport waves off school's star athletesHeathrow Airport was the travel hub of choice for a group of students with special educational needs when they travelled to northern Cyprus to take part in an athletics competition.

The group, from West Lea Special School in Edmonton, London, flew out of the facility last weekend (Sunday May 8th).

Those involved were on their way to the athletics meeting that another special needs school, Lefkosa Ozel Egitim Merkezi, had organised.

While taking part in the three day tournament, the eight pupils from the UK competed against disabled students who hailed from northern Cyprus and Turkey.

"Our students are excited and have been training very hard for this competition. This will be a great experience for them and we know that they will do their best in all their races," Sue Tripp, headteacher of West Lea Special School, said.

She added that the school and its pupils were grateful to the Royal Small Arms Trust, which contributed towards the price of flights and accommodation for the trip.

Those interested in athletics can also now pay a visit to Heathrow Airport's Olympics shop, which was opened in Terminal 5 this year.

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