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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

Achievement Awards 2018

This year’s Achievement Awards event was held on July 10th and we changed things up quite a lot!  The marquee was bigger and had a proper floor, the ceremony was pacier and the awards themselves were much more Oscar-style than before. This year we launched the awards as an integrated event across all of the … Continued

Ben’s Internship comes to an end

Ben has been on a supported internship with WESC Foundation for the last year.  This has been fantastic for building his confidence and work skills and enabled him to make new friends.  This short video shows just what he has achieved.  If you would like to know more about Supported Internships with WESC Foundation please … Continued

Gaming for an Independent Life

A new computer game, developed by neuroscientists from WESC Foundation and the University of Lincoln, could help visually-impaired children lead independent lives. The game has been rolled out online,, and it is being made freely available for families, schools and healthcare providers. The browser-based game, called Eyelander, has been designed to help young people … Continued

WESC students shine at Ten Tors!

Six WESC Foundation students have taken part in this year’s Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge on Saturday 12th May on Dartmoor. The six intrepid visually impaired youngsters, five of whom were completing the challenge for the first time, arrived at Okehampton Camp, Dartmoor on the afternoon of the 11th May in readiness for the big day, supported by 14 WESC staff and … Continued

Santander take the honours at WESC’s Golf Tournament

The sun shone brightly at the WESC Foundation fundraising, golf tournament at Exeter Golf and Country Club last week as teams from businesses and organisations from throughout the South West battled it out for the glory. Our golf days are about two things, having fun and raising money for WESC Foundation, and the teams taking … Continued

WESC students ‘splash’ it out for victory!

On Wednesday 25th April 2018 WESC Foundation hosted Devon’s 2018 SEND (special educational needs and disability) Swimming Gala and invited seven other schools to join in the competition. Students from WESC Foundation, Millwater School, Mayfield School, Ellen Tinkham School, Great Torrington Primary School, The Park Community School and Southbrook School gathered together at WESC’s on-site … Continued