So far this term we have seen some noteworthy successes that reflect one of our whole school values: inclusion.

Students from LVC took part in the the Panathlon Xtend multi-skills event at Comberton Village College, run by the Panathlon Foundation. The LVC team came first out of all the schools from South Cambridgeshire and will now represent South Cambridgeshire in the county finals in March.

Panathlon Xtend is a programme for children with disabilities and special needs in Key Stage 3. Research shows that disabled children’s participation in sport drops off between the age of 11-14. Panahalon started Xtend programme in January 2019 to make sure they helped keep pupils active and engaged after they leave primary education. We wish our team well in the next round of the competition.

Another LVC achievement has been with our Dog Mentor Ralph who won the ‘You had me at hello’ award this month awarded by The Dog Mentor Programme.

Ralph trained to be a Dog Mentor in the Summer of 2022 and lives with our Assistant SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) Katie Tooke. Along with Katie, Ralph also has five other Learning Support Assistant Dog Mentor Handlers. Ralph spends his Thursdays bringing positive experiences to students and staff alike at LVC. A Year 8 student shared ‘He must be the funniest, most unique, and loving dog I have ever met. When he jumps onto the beanbag next to me, I get an extraordinarily strong feeling of happiness.’



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