A Wiltshire triathlete is in the running to win a gold national teaching award having already achieved her dream to win another international medal since losing the sight in her right eye.

Rachel Bown, aged 52, from Trowbridge, has been a teacher for over 31 years, seven of which have been spent at Fairfield Farm College delivering PE courses to learners with special educational needs and disabilities.

She has spent 26 of those 31 years in special needs education and has now been shortlisted for a national Further Education Lecturer of the Year Award.


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