Schoolgirl Angel prepares for TV news stardom

SHEFFIELD schoolgirl Angel Dusauzay is heading for television stardom after filming an item for top children’s TV show Newsround.

Angel, who is a Year 4 pupil at Sheffield independent school Westbourne is a child ambassador for Sparkle Sheffield, a registered charity which aims to benefit children and young people living with autism and their families.

Angel had prepared a special school assembly focused on the effect brother Jadon’s autism has on her family.

And when CBBC current affairs programme Newsround heard of the work Angel is doing to promote the interests of families affected by autism they sent along a camera crew to film a piece on the assembly that will be screened on October 8.

In the special news item, Angel explains how having an autistic sibling can be a positive experience, sharing unique qualities and outlooks on life.

Sparkle Sheffield started four years ago by Angel’s mum Liesje Dusauzay as a small parent-led support group.

It provides parental support, education about the condition and coping strategies to deal with the challenging behaviour that autism often presents.

It also aims to help the parent/carers to understand and help their children have a better quality of life and increase the child’s opportunities by targeting their main care givers understanding of the complex condition.