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Another Ten Tors adventure begins

Nine WESC Foundation students braved the cold weather on Dartmoor yesterday to begin preparations for the annual Ten Tors event which takes place in May this year. Regular training sessions will continue over the coming months to prepare the young people and staff for the terrain, climate and weather conditions of the moorland. Of the … Continued

A call for Trustees of WESC Foundation

Could you help drive our charity forward and help make a difference to the lives of our young people? WESC Foundation is a registered charity (registered number 1058937) which was registered in 1996.  As a school for blind people, the organisation has been in existence in one form or another since 1838 Our aim is … Continued

Four ways to support WESC Foundation in 2019

New Year’s Resolutions With 2019 stretched out ahead of us like a blank canvas, there’s no better time to plan your New Year’s Resolutions. If you’ve already given up on the gym, ditched the diet, or just want to do something a little different that will help others, then we’ve got a few easy ideas … Continued

Acorns and Squirrels of Exeter

WESC Foundation has been taking students to the Acorn and Squirrels of Exeter Riding for the Disabled Group for the past 20 years or more. The service is run by volunteers who turn up at the stables every week throughout the year in all weathers. They get to know each student well and are always … Continued

End of term arrangements December 2018

Dear all Here we are at the end of another term, and always a lovely time at WESC Foundation with Christmas events and Christmas trees and many many mince pies.  Please find below details of the end of term arrangements. The last day will be Thursday 20th December  with finishing times of 1 pm for … Continued

Hansel and Gretel at Exeter Phoenix

In September the Exeter based PaddleBoat Theatre Company came into WESC Foundation’s horticulture area to support a drama workshop with WESC students working in collaboration with students from other ‘Topsham Road’ schools; Southbrook School, Wynstream Primary, ISCA Academy and ERADE – Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education. The Horticulture area came alive with creative environmental … Continued

When thirteen is a lucky number!

This academic year WESC Foundation are taking part in an exciting project called the ‘Open Orchestra’. This is a project created by Open Up Music, a charity dedicated to empowering young disabled people to build inclusive orchestras and this year we have been lucky enough to be selected to take part. Thirteen of our students from … Continued

Half term arrangements October 2018

Not two minutes ago I was welcoming you to the new term – now its nearly half term! How did that happen?  Here is a reminder about the end of half term arrangements. The last day will be Friday 19th October with finishing times of 1pm for School students.  College students can leave from 1 pm, although … Continued

Welcome to 2018/2019 and a new term

Welcome to the Autumn term of a new academic year!  With the odd very wet exception, September is being good to us so far.  We have also had  some warm sunny days and there is still a chance to still get outdoors.  The leaves are starting to fall from the many trees on our campus.  … Continued

Grease is the word…

On the afternoon of July 10th the whole of WESC Foundation became Rydell High School for the afternoon as we enjoyed a fabulous performance of Grease by our students.  Our young people had been working very hard to put together all the famous scenes and learnt all the songs. This was accompanied by hearty renditions from … Continued