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Clevedon Learning Trust

Dance student to be focus of a documentary

A mega-talented dance student is to be the focus of a TV documentary after five years of action-packed education at Clevedon School - despite having Downs Syndrome. 

Zach Beasley excelled at the school, winning dance and drama Outstanding achievement awards, passing exams with distinctions, being incredibly popular with fellow students, and enjoying regular success. 

His experience is so successful that it is a model of how students with additional needs can be educated in the schooling system. Now film company Kadia Media have filmed Zach’s success in mainstream school and this will be used for future training and hopefully made into a short documentary. 

He also plays for Somerset county Disabled Cricket team, learned the Ukulele from Ed Shearon You Tube videos, gone on every single school outing and trip at Clevedon School, and raised money running 5k Rainbow run for the local children’s hospice. 

Zach has also appeared as an extra in the world-famous Broadchurch TV series – as well as appearing in every single drama production at the school in five years. 

He has thrived at the school - despite the majority of students who have Downs Syndrome nationally opting to go to specialist provision due to limited support available and poor inclusive practice. 

Now with his GCSEs over, he is set for further studies in dance and drama at Weston College, and with aspirations to do Performing Arts as a career. 

Zach said: "I have loved every minute of my time at Clevedon School. The students and staff are lovely."