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May Bank Holiday and Half Term Arrangements 2019

Bank Holiday Arrangements – 6th May This is a reminder that Monday 6th May is May Day holiday and WESC Foundation will be closed to school and college students. On Friday 3rd May finishing times will be 1.00pm for School students, and College students can leave from 1.00pm, although support is available until 4.00pm if … Continued

WESC equipment to help children around the world

Unwanted physiotherapy equipment from WESC Foundation is off to support children in the developing world. Old items including chairs, walkers, standers and postural management equipment were recently collected by Physionet. They will be checked-over at the charity’s Yorkshire hub, before being loaded into containers to be shipped around the world. Last year over 500 items … Continued

The WESC Foundation fleet is turning green

WESC Foundation has turned to hybrid and electric cars as part of a new, ‘green’ approach to its fleet of vehicles. Two new Kia Optimas, supplied by Marsh Kia of Exeter, were recently delivered as part of programme to gradually replace older petrol and diesel cars and people carriers. WESC Foundation’s fleet is used on … Continued

Weekend art exhibition in Exeter opens this weekend

WESC Foundation’s first art exhibition kicks off in Exeter this weekend, and it’s attracting artists from across the south west. Arranged by online marketplace Art Gallery SW, the free-admission WESC Weekend Art Show runs all weekend 13th and 14th April 2019 at WESC Foundation’s Topsham Road campus on the outskirts of Exeter. Over sixty emerging … Continued

Learning outside the classroom: Spring 2019

WESC Foundation students from two classes took part in several off-site visits in the Spring term 2019. William and Ethan visited Plymouth’s National Marine Aquarium as part of National Science Week. As well as taking in the different public exhibitions and displays, there were also chances to have a go at their own science experiments … Continued

Annual Devon SEND swimming gala makes a splash

WESC Foundation held the Devon SEND (special educational needs and disability) Swimming Gala earlier this month at its Exeter campus. 90 students from nine schools across the county spent the morning of 20th March 2019 at the Bradbury Water Therapy Centre, taking part in over 30 races. Traditional competitions such as freestyle and front crawl were followed … Continued

BASH Awards success for WESC Foundation students

WESC Foundation students were out in force last Friday evening at the annual Devon BASH Awards (Be Active, Be Safe, Be Healthy) organised by Devon and Cornwall Police. Seven young people were nominated for a range of awards celebrating their achievements successes of the past 12 months. All of have a visual impairment and either … Continued

End of term arrangements: Spring 2019

Here is a reminder about end of term arrangements: The last day will be Friday 5th April with finishing times of 1.00pm for School students, and College students can leave from 1.00pm, although support is available until 4.00pm if needed. The College will reopen on Tuesday 23rd April (Monday is a bank holiday), when residential … Continued

This year’s Palmer and Howells catering competition: Food Noise!

Judges from Palmer and Howells, which supports WESC Foundation’s in-house catering team, were onsite earlier this week to judge their annual schools competition. Given this year’s theme of ‘food noise’ the WESC Foundation students developed their own menus and noisy food ideas to present to the visiting judges. Entering the dinging room via a noisy pasta … Continued

Making a breakthrough into accessible technology for shops

WESC Foundation has received the first prototype of a new piece of electronic ‘point of sale’ (EPOS), which experts hope will revolutionise accessible technology for disabled staff in the retail sector. Our award-winning Social Enterprise team, three of whom are themselves registered as blind, already help till operators with visual impairment to access existing touch-screen … Continued