STUDENT VOICE Student Voice SPRING SUMMER 2017 - Page 22

SPECIAL OLYMPICS 2017 Five of our students have been selected to take part in the 2017 Special Olympics in Sheffield on 7-12 August Excitement is growing amongst the five athletes who will represent the west of Scotland. We spoke with them in the build-up to the event to hear how their preparations are going and what they’re most looking forward to about the Special Olympics. Laura Logan, Connect to Community: Fit for Life I’ll be swimming at the Special Olympics. I represent the South Ayrshire Swim Team right now and they see me as one of the best swimmers. Jack Dickson, Connect to Enterprise Prestwick Tennis Club chose me to go to the Special Olympics. It’s going to be really good. Tennis is my sport, I’ve played it for ages. I could possibly get a medal. I have a good serve. My favourite tennis players are Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. 22 I’ll be playing singles and doubles. We’re training in Prestwick and in Scotstoun right now. We’re doing well. I’m sure my family will be proud of me and will cheer me on in Sheffield. Before August, I’ll be training hard so that I can aim for gold medals. I want to enjoy myself and enjoy the experience. Already I’m excited about this. It’s a big deal and a big challenge. My friends and family are also excited for me. My parents will be going to watch me. THE STUDENT VOICE SPRING/SUMMER 2017