Tall Ships get-together

Posted: Thu, 02 Jun 2016 18:00 by Sam Langridge

Hi we are the 2016 Tall Ships crew - The onesie sailors!

This is the first blog entry for our big trip! The trip is a reward from the Virtual School for us working hard towards our exams (which we are half way through!)

Tonight we have had our firs meeting and... Read More »

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

Tall Ships 2016

Posted: Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:15 by Sam Langridge

Well it is the pre-event tonight where all the young people who are coming on Tall Ships this year get to meet, find out about the trip and get to know the staff a bit. We plan to create our first group post tonight so look out for that popping up over the... Read More »

Tags: Education, Trips, Voice, Virtual School

Our Trip to the APPG

Posted: Thu, 03 Mar 2016 15:24 by Catriona Candler

Every two months the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Looked After Children and Care Leavers meet at Westminster to discuss issues regarding children in care. On Wednesday 2nd March it was all about children's homes, the title was

How can we ensure... Read More »

Tags: Trips, CiCC, APPG, Westminster, Residential Care, Voice


Posted: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 11:24 by Catriona Candler

Yesterday was a lot of fun, for the second year running we took a coachload of our children down to Windsor for a day trip to LEGOLAND. We went on rollercoasters,the pirate ship, log flume, driving course, river rapids and lots more.

It was great to have helpers... Read More »

Tags: Trips, Corporate Parenting, LEGOLAND, Half-term

CiC Summer Playscheme 2015

Posted: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:02 by Catriona Candler

We've had a fun-filled, super busy week at the annual CiC Summer playscheme. 30 children and young people aged between 5 and 12 years attended the scheme on at least one day during the week.

What were the best things about the playscheme?

Playing football, going... Read More »

Tags: Corporate Parenting, Beaumanor Hall

Tall Ships 2015 comes to an end!

Posted: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 09:54 by Clare Kimberley

Student Blog Day 4:

Ch1 Blog 16/7/15

Today, my group travelled from Yarmouth to portsmouth, in the morning we had to do the sails and set the boat up ready for its travels in the beautiful sea, we had sunshineee, which is a change from the typical British weather... Read More »

Tags: Trips, Education, Website

Tall Ships Day 3

Posted: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:59 by Clare Kimberley

Today we sailed to from Poole to the Needles on the Isle of Wight, anchored for dinner by the Needles where three of our girls climbed the mast.

After dinner a night sailing to Yarmouth arriving around midnight.

Student Blog Day 3:

Ch1 Blog 15/7/15

Today we travelled... Read More »

Tags: Trips, Education, Website

Tall Ships Day 2

Posted: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:33 by Clare Kimberley

Tuesday sailed from Cowes through Solent and open sea to Poole harbour. Spent the day tacking along the coast - putting up sails, navigating and steering the ship.

Student Blog Day 2:

Ch1 Blog 14/7/15

Dear Diary

Today was….eventful. Consisting of people... Read More »

Tags: Trips, Education, Website

Tall Ships Day 2 Prep

Posted: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:35 by Clare Kimberley

Breakfast eaten and preparing to set sail today.

See more photos by clicking on the title above...

Tags: Trips, Education, Website

Tall Ships Day 1

Posted: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:09 by Clare Kimberley

Arrived at Challenger 1 at 1 pm. After an induction we crewed and sailed to Cowes in the Isle of Wight. Very windy with lots of spray. Everyone very wet but having a great time. We are all gathered around a table in the galleys eating fajitas made by the group.... Read More »

Tags: Trips, Education, Website