A SPECIAL school near Wantage have done the county proud after winning a regional final in a 'mini-paralympics'.

Fitzwaryn won south England's "Best of the Best" Panathlon Challenge – a multi-sport competition for disabled pupils – at Stoke Mandeville Stadium last week.

Representing Oxfordshire, the school won the secondary age Panathlon – which involves sports including boccia, javelin, polybat, curling and races.

They had previously qualified for the county after an event in Abingdon, before going on to win the 'close and exciting' final by 10 points, the school said.

Kirsty Taylor, PE lead at the school, said: "We are very proud of all the students. They challenged themselves and had lots of fun."

There is expected to be a national final at some stage.