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Teenage quartet aim for Paralympics

PUBLISHED: 12:02 19 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:24 06 July 2010

TALENTED teenagers from a Lowestoft school are set to be recognised next week with a prestigious scholarship that will boost their Paralympic aims.

Four young athletes from The Ashley School in Lowestoft will be presented with a Suffolk County Council SportsAid scholarship by council leader Jeremy Pembroke next Monday.

TALENTED teenagers from a Lowestoft school are set to be recognised next week with a prestigious scholarship that will boost their Paralympic aims.

Four young athletes from The Ashley School in Lowestoft will be presented with a Suffolk County Council SportsAid scholarship by council leader Jeremy Pembroke next Monday.

The aspiring athletes - Chelsea Dixon, Holly Durbidge, Kimberley Aspland and Lewis Pryke - who are working towards selection for the 2012 Paralympics in London, have been selected for the Great Britain athletics team for an international event in April.

The scholarship of £1,500 will help them towards the cost of a trip to Sweden, where they will compete in the World Indoor Athletics Championships for athletes with a learning disability. The funding will also help with a trip to Croatia in July where they will represent Great Britain at the European Track and Field Championships.

Next Monday, at the school in Ashley Downs, the youngsters will be presented with Suffolk Rising to the Challenge medals and their scholarship by Mr Pembroke.

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