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Half Term Arrangements February 2019

Here is a reminder about half term arrangements: The last day will be Friday 15th February with finishing times of 1pm for School students, and College students can leave from 1pm, although support is available until 4pm if needed. The College will reopen on Monday 25th February, when residential students will be welcome to book … Continued

World Radio Day – 13th February

Today (February 13th) has been designated by UNESCO as World Radio Day. It celebrates radio as a medium, and particularly the impact it has on people around the world. WESC Foundation’s own radio station, VI Radio, has been broadcasting from our Exeter campus since 2003. All the presenters are visually impaired, and most are current … Continued

A lovely little Thank You

We have been developing some wonderful partnerships with businesses, charities and other organisations. Many of these relationships help provide opportunities for our young people to gain work experience across a range of industries and sectors. It is always lovely to see our students enjoying a work placement. This young lady spent some time working at … Continued

Weather update 1st February 2019

WESC Foundation will open today, so we are here for anyone who can safely get into school/college/day services AND get back home again later. We completely understand if parents choose not to send young people in due to local conditions or where transport is not operating.  Please just call 01392 454200 to let us know … Continued

Weather update 31st January 2019

School and College are currently open, and it is our intention to open tomorrow for those young people who are able to get here (and return home) safely. We are currently contacting families of all our young people by telephone to discuss individual travel arrangements for today and tomorrow. We hope to avoid a situation … Continued

A visit from the Sensing Nature project

We had a great visit from Dr Sarah Bell yesterday at WESC Foundation’s Discovery Garden and the outdoor setting at West Hill. Sarah and the team behind the Sensing Nature project have been exploring the diverse sensory experiences people with visual impairment have in and around nature. There have been some incredible developments in our … Continued

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