Ayrshire College student Laura Logan, of Coylton, has been chosen to take part in the National Special Olympics Games in Sheffield from 7 – 13 August 2017.
Laura is studying Connect to Learning at Ayr Campus. She first came to college through a transition programme from Queen Margaret Academy and is now in her third year.
The course covers a variety of subjects to develop core skills such as numeracy, communication, problem solving and IT. These skills are embedded into classes which are interactive and student led. Groups also go on various outings to give them real life experiences.
Laura particularly enjoys drama and working in the salons. She said “I love college. The course is fun and my lecturers are great”. She is the representative for her class which requires her to attend meetings with other class representatives and speak on behalf of her class.
Laura has been swimming for over eight years. She is part of South Ayrshire Swim Team and the Scottish Down Syndrome Team. She has around 100 swimming medals and aims to win more.
Laura had the privilege of carrying the torch during the 2014 Commonwealth Games and took part in the Special Olympics in 2013. She was shocked and excited when she received the letter inviting her to take part for a second time. She is totally dedicated to her training and knows she will have to work extra hard in preparation for the games.
As well as college and swimming Laura has a part-time job where she helps in the kitchen and with cleaning. It’s no wonder she was previously selected as runner-up for the Young Person of the Year Award at the Ayrshire Sportsability awards.
Her family are extremely proud of her and are look forward to watching her compete.