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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

Judi Spiers officially opens WESC new Sensory Room

Supermarket giant Morrisons has kindly donated £35k towards a brand new therapeutic sensory room for WESC Foundation students and today marks the official opening! WESC Foundation’s therapeutic sensory room has been officially opened by WESC Ambassador Judi Spiers, Morrisons Supermarket, WESC students, executive team and trustees. WESC’s sensory room before the revamp was looking tired … Continued

WESC steals the show at Bash Awards!

WESC Foundation students and young people stole the show on Friday 23rd March 2018 at Devon’s BASH Awards (Be Active, Be Safe, Be Healthy) organised by Devon & Cornwall Police. The BASH Awards is an annual event that aims to ensure everyone, no matter what their disability, has choices and a good quality of life, … Continued

WESC students keep the beat going at 24hr Radio Marathon!

WESC Foundation students raised funds for their summer residential trips to San Francisco, Bristol and the Calvert Trust by running a non-stop, 24-hour, live radio marathon with a variety of guest speakers! On Friday 16 March 2018 five music loving students took it in shifts to stay up all night and present a radio show … Continued