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Virtual School Tall Ships 2017 - Night sailing

Virtual School Tall Ships 2017 - Night sailing

Posted: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:35 by Gareth Banks

On Day 3 the group planned the night sailing route using sea maps and marking again and also decided to name the sea buoys. We left Chichester at around 10pm and arrived at Portsmouth at around 1:45am. Our young people did absolutely amazing navigating during.. Read More »

Tags: Trips, Education, Virtual School, CiCC, Corporate Parenting

Virtual School Tall Ships 2017 Day 2 - Blog 6

Virtual School Tall Ships 2017 Day 2 - Blog 6

Posted: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 19:00 by Gareth Banks

Hello from the Virtual School (wahooo) Today we are in Buckler's Hard and it has been raining all day ☹. We learned how to put the sails up and down and how to tack the boat.

Alannah and Sian have been singing to us all day as they seem to have a song for.. Read More »

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

Virtual School Tall Ships 2017 Day 2 - Blog 5

Posted: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:20 by Gareth Banks

The weather doesn't stop us .. Its tipping it down but we are sailing, playing monopoly, and making lunch all at the same time. Most of us packed for the summer so we are grateful of the waterproofs provided and who knew that sunglasses also make great rain.. Read More »

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

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

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

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

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, Holocaust, Unheard, Film, Education