The 1970s

header-the-1970s

Share this:
The 1970s

1970

The Star Centre is renamed The National Star Centre for Disabled Youth to reflect the fact that students come from across the UK.

Share this:
The 1970s

1971

The occupational therapy workshop is extended and refurbished.

Share this:
The 1970s

1972

The National Star Centre gains specialist further education college status from the Department of Education and Science. The first purpose-built residential accommodation opens at Ullenwood. Octagonal Court, now known as Wilson in memory of Andrew Wilson, provides 48 study bedrooms and the number of students rises to 60.

Share this:
The 1970s

1973

Shortwood Farm, adjacent to the Ullenwood estate, is purchased to provide additional accommodation.

Share this:
The 1970s

1974

Ellen Wilson Speech Hall (in memory of Andrew Wilson’s mother) opens. It is used as a gymnasium and an assembly hall.

Share this:
The 1970s

1975

Fundraising support develops alongside plans for the building of further facilities at Ullenwood.

Share this:
The 1970s

1979

Former learner Lorna Bliss opens the swimming pool.

Share this:
Alison's story

Alison’s story

National Star taught Alison about her own potential, fun and freedom when she joined the college in 1979.

Share this:
Read her story