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Hello and Welcome Back!

Posted: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:10 by Tim Clare

Hi Everyone.

Happy New Year to you all. I hope you all had a wonderful festive period.

I hope you are all happy to be back at School or College and are working hard on your studies.

I am pleased to inform you of the dates of this year's Children in Care Achievement.. Read More »

Tags: Education, Voice, Awards, Virtual School, Trips, University

Virtual School Music Event

Virtual School Music Event

Posted: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:00 by Sam Langridge

Calling all budding musicians in years 7 - 10.

Over February half term there is the chance for you to attend a 5 day workshop in a real professional studios in Leicester. During the week you will be able to have a try at the drums / guitar and singing as well.. Read More »

Tags: Education, Voice, Trips, Fun, Virtual School, Youth Workers

Virtual School Theatre Trips

Virtual School Theatre Trips

Posted: Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11:35 by Sam Langridge

As part of our role to support your education the Virtual School is planning two Theatre trips this term.

  • Years 10-13 can come to see Pride and Prejudice over October half term at the Curve.
  • Years 7-9 will see a performance nearer to Christmas.

If you are interested.. Read More »

Tags: Virtual School, Year 11, Education, Trips, Year 10, Theatre

TALL SHIPS 2016; Heading Home

TALL SHIPS 2016; Heading Home

Posted: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:08 by Gareth Banks

Hello all, today's final blog is written by Sam and Wendy your Virtual School staff.

Well the voyage is over ... all the young people have achieved their level 1 RYA award in sailing and Ismat our senior member achieved his level 2 award which means he can.. Read More »

Tags: Trips, CiCC, Education, Virtual School, Year 11, GCSE

TALL SHIPS 2016; A sunny day

TALL SHIPS 2016; A sunny day

Posted: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:11 by Gareth Banks

Today's blog post is by Kayleigh and Ana. Today we went to a saltwater swimming pool that had an inflatable obstacle course on. The water was very cold ... that must be why Sam cheated and hired a wetsuit! We got used to it though.

Then when we were back on.. Read More »

Tags: Trips, CiCC, Education, Virtual School, Year 11, GCSE

TALL SHIPS 2016; Day 3

TALL SHIPS 2016; Day 3

Posted: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:53 by Gareth Banks

Today's blog post is by TJ and Sophie.

This morning we sailed from Poole to Swanage. On our arival we changed into shorts as Sam told us it would be sunny, we used the dinghy to get onto the pier and then we got soaked in the rain! We hid in a cafe and then.. Read More »

Tags: Trips, CiCC, Education, Year 11, Virtual School, GCSEs

TALL SHIPS 2016; Day 2

TALL SHIPS 2016; Day 2

Posted: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 09:01 by Gareth Banks

Today's blog post is by Ismat, I am here for my second trip as I got picked last year as the senior member. That means I get to come back and help support the younger crew members.

Today we started off with breakfast then we started off sailing from Cowes and.. Read More »

Tags: Trips, CiCC, Education, Virtual School, Year 11, GCSE

TALL SHIPS 2016; Day 1

TALL SHIPS 2016; Day 1

Posted: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:46 by Gareth Banks

Hello ... today's blog is by Sophie and Chris. We have both just finished year 11 and are on the Virtual School tall ships trip as a treat after our exams.

Today we travelled from Leicestershire to Portsmouth. After setting onto the boat we set off for Cowes.. Read More »

Tags: Trips, Education, Virtual School, Year 11, Exams

TALL SHIPS 2016; Woah we're half way there

TALL SHIPS 2016; Woah we're half way there

Posted: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:30 by Gareth Banks

Hi everyone, let's introduce ourselves we are Sophie, TJ, Chris, Ismat, and Ana. We are the 2016 Virtual School tall ships crew !

So far it's all going well .. we arrived in time for the minibus and are now on our way heading down the A34. About an hour to.. Read More »

Tags: Trips, Tall Ships, Virtual School, Year 11, Exams

CiCC in the Corridors of Power

CiCC in the Corridors of Power

Posted: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:30 by Catriona Candler

We are TJ and Rosie, we're members of the Beacon Children in Care Council. Today we attended the APPG for Children in Care and Care Leavers at Westminster, to discuss the topic of stigma, stereotypes and care. The debate motion was

"Care Leavers should be willing.. Read More »

Tags: CiCC, Westminster, APPG, Voice, Stereotypes