Ex-Clevedon School student stars in documentary

Zach Beasley

Zach Beasley - Credit: Contributed

A former Clevedon School student has starred in a documentary.

Zach Beasley, who now studies dance and drama at Weston College, was filmed at the school in Valley Road for The Specials.

Zach appears in the 30-minute film to showcase how he has overcome Down’s syndrome to excel in his studies and form close friendships with his peers and teachers.

It is hoped to show how others with the condition can excel at mainstream schools.

Headteacher Jim Smith said: “Zach was an absolute inspiration and we are very proud of him.

“He will go far.”

As well as Zach’s success at school, he also plays for Somerset’s disabled cricket team, taught himself to play the ukulele and helped support Children’s Hospice South West by running the 5k Rainbow Run.

Click here for more information on the documentary.