Ex Varndean student wins Bronze in Paralympics

Ex-Varndean student Ben Quilter, who is currently the World under 60kg champion in Judo, competed in the recent Paralympics and won the Bronze medal for Team GB. He was hoping for the Gold, but considering that he was recovering from a recent knee injury and lucky to be competing, he was delighted to walk away with the Bronze.

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Ben, now 31, was a student at Varndean College between 1998-2000 where he studied for a GNVQ in Leisure & Tourism and some staff here today still remember teaching him. Ben is partially sighted after developing Stargardt disease in 1992 and whilst here at Varndean College competed in many tournaments alongside his studies