Judo VI Day

Early in November a city wide event took place at
the Alexander Stadium which showcased judo for
the visually impaired. It was attended by pupils
from all over the region and a large number of our
Secondary students took part.
As you know, we have a thriving after-school judo
club which has recently gained additional support
from the Thomas Cook Children’s Foundation. The
Foundation has provided a grant towards transport
costs which will enable additional students to join
the club after Christmas. The judo coach, Les
Davis, has worked extensively with pupils with
visual impairment and is currently working towards
the club becoming affiliated to the British Judo
Association.

One of our students, Mohammed Ahmed, took part
in the Samurai Judo competition on Saturday 19th November.
This competition was against fully sighted students
and we are delighted to report that he won a silver
medal, after only learning judo for a year. A fantastic
achievement. Martin and Mohammed also recently
gained their first grading in judo.