Author: Catriona Candler

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: APPG, CiCC, Stereotypes, Voice, Westminster

Our Trip to the APPG

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

LEGOLAND!

LEGOLAND!

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: Corporate Parenting, Half-term, LEGOLAND, Trips

CiC Summer Playscheme 2015

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: Beaumanor Hall, Corporate Parenting

Beacon Voices at De Montfort Hall

Beacon Voices at De Montfort Hall

Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:00 by Catriona Candler

On Wednesday 24th June, Beacon Voices had their first concert at Leicester's De Montfort Hall.

We were taking part in the Leicestershire Schools Music Service Summer Festival as part of the Vocal-Ease choir which was made up of around 100 young people from... Read More »

Tags: Choir; De Montfort Hall; Beacon Voices

Holocaust Memorial Day 2015

Holocaust Memorial Day 2015

Posted: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:04 by Catriona Candler

KEEP THE MEMORY ALIVE

This is the theme of Holocaust Memorial Day 2015, which marks 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. Nikki and Priya who went on CiCC trip to Auschwitz in March 2013 spoke at 2 different events for HMD. On Monday 26th Nikki spoke... Read More »

Tags: CiCC, Education, Film, Holocaust, Unheard

Celebration of Achievement Awards 2015

Celebration of Achievement Awards 2015

Posted: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:22 by Catriona Candler

For the last 2 nights Leicestershire's deserving Children in Care have taken over Loughborough University's Student Union. Over 150 children and young people were recognised for their amazing achievements in lots of different areas, from amazing GCSE results... Read More »

Tags: Awards, Beacon Voices, Corporate Parenting

CiC Summer Playscheme 2014

CiC Summer Playscheme 2014

Posted: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:37 by Catriona Candler

The 2014 CiC Summer Playscheme has started with a bang! It was a great day today. We made our very own Rascally cakes (aka. mud pies), ate disgusting cake (aka. yummy jelly Sam had painstakingly made), played bench-ball and did some super hard team challenges.... Read More »

Tags: Beaumanor Hall; CiC; Summer; Playscheme; 2014

VIAM 2014 - Beacon Voices

VIAM 2014 - Beacon Voices

Posted: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:54 by Catriona Candler

Tonight Beacon Voices sang at Wembley Arena!! We were taking part in an event called Voice in a Million, which is a mass schools concert. Over 5000 children and young people took part, but Beacon Voices was one of the few choirs chosen to sing some songs on... Read More »

Tags: Beacon Voices, Choir, Corporate Parenting, Trips, VIAM

Celebration of Achievement Awards

Celebration of Achievement Awards

Posted: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:22 by Catriona Candler

Over 200 children and young people from 5 years old to 25 years old received an award at the Celebration of Achievement Awards which were held at Loughborough University on Tuesday and Wednesday evening.

The events were movie-themed and everyone came up to... Read More »

Tags: Beacon Voices, Celebration of Achievement Awards, Corporate Parenting