A student is celebrating after winning silver in a national trampolining competition.

Daniel Reed (21), was the hero for Harlington Hawks Trampoline Club at the British GMPD (Gymnastics Movements for People with Disabilities) Trampolining Championships.

The event in Birmingham was run alongside the British Trampoline Championships at the National Indoor Arena Birmingham.

Daniel, from Ickenham, who has Down's Syndrome, has also been selected for Great Britain in November's Disability Championships International Training Camp in Germany. He has been studying Skills for Working Life at Uxbridge College.

Daniel said: "I am very pleased to have won the medal and am looking forward to going to Germany. I enjoy trampolining and being in competitions."

Daniel's mother, Dawn Reed, said: "When you see everyone else in the competition, you see how well he compares and how well he's doing. He learns his routine and does his best - he is a bit of a perfectionist. It is good for people to see that people with disabilities can compete too, in their own competitions as well as against the mainstream. He loves it and he's got loads of trophies."

Daniel's tutor Caroline Clark said: "It is terrific to see Daniel achieving his goals in and out of college - and he certainly seems to be enjoying himself as well. At Uxbridge College we aim to help all our students find the confidence they need to do what they really want, and our foundation students are no exception."

The School of Foundation Studies at Uxbridge College offers a range of courses for students who have few or no formal qualifications for a variety of reasons. Students work towards a number of goals including basic and life skills such as reading and writing, money management, preparing for work and developing confidence.


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