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Virtual School Year 8 & 9 HE Residential - final blog

Posted: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:32 by Gareth Banks

We'll it's all over and here we are at the awards ceremony... There have been 8 individual awards presented and I am very proud to say our fantastic Virtual School students have managed to win 5 of those ! We won the most academically engaged student. Most... Read More »

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

Virtual School Year 8 & 9 HE Residential - blog 5

Virtual School Year 8 & 9 HE Residential - blog 5

Posted: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:40 by Gareth Banks

So the final day has arrived .. We managed to sleep a bit more last night and now we are back on campus in the Chemistry Labs. Dressed up in our lab coats and goggles we are learning how to take fingerprints and also making plastic out of potatoes ! We will... Read More »

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

Virtual School Year 8 & 9 HE Residential - blog 4

Virtual School Year 8 & 9 HE Residential - blog 4

Posted: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:18 by Gareth Banks

Tuesday evening and it's disco night here on the Virtual School HE residential. We spent the afternoon learning about the civil war ... More fun than it sounds when you get to make posters and find out about "fake news" 17 century style. Then it was BBQ tea... Read More »

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

Virtual School Year 8 & 9 HE Residential - blog 3

Virtual School Year 8 & 9 HE Residential - blog 3

Posted: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:13 by Gareth Banks

So last night we arrived at our accommodation and settled in ... The rooms are lovely and most of us have got double bed !

The Virtual School boys and Tim have a flat and the Virtual School girls and Sam have a different flat in another block. After dinner... Read More »

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

Virtual School Year 8 & 9 HE Residential - Day 1, blog 2

Posted: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:42 by Gareth Banks

Monday afternoon has been spent learning about the day of the dead from Mexico ... We can all describe a zombie and wearwolf in Spanish now .. El Zombi and El Hombre Lobo... So that will be useful ! In French we found out about Corsica and did our own news... Read More »

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

Virtual School Year 8 & 9 HE Residential - Day 1

Virtual School Year 8 & 9 HE Residential - Day 1

Posted: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:09 by Gareth Banks

So today 8 of us have arrived for the "Big World" residential at Leicester University. There are more than 100 students from across Leicestershire along with their teachers. We are here with Sam and Tim from the Virtual School and at the moment we are playing... Read More »

Tags: Trips, Education, Virtual School, Corporate Parenting, University, Higher Education

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

Experience Ancient Egypt

Experience Ancient Egypt

Posted: Sat, 29 Jun 2013 11:39 by Sam Harvey

On Saturday 29th June, 4 young people went to explore Queen's College Cambridge and learn about ancient Egypt. This is what they said-

'Today was a great experience, meeting new people and having a great laugh. I had a great time in the museum and painting... Read More »

Tags: University, Trips

the Beacon is now live!

the Beacon is now live!

Posted: Sat, 25 May 2013 22:30 by Victor Cook

The Beacon website was launched with a bang at our spectacular party held at Loughborough Students Union on 14th May. About 150 children and young people in care, their carers and social workers came along, enjoyed a fun evening together and tried out the... Read More »

Tags: Party, Launch, University, Website

Website Group

Website Group

Posted: Fri, 07 Dec 2012 15:20 by Catriona Candler

This amazing website you're on was designed and tested by a group of children and young people in care (obviously they had help from Loughborough University students in the Graphic Communication Department as well as Cuttlefish!).

We went to a few presentations... Read More »

Tags: University, Website

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