The 1990s

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The 1990s

1991

Her Majesty The Queen opens the new creative arts building.

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1992

Two former National Star students win medals at the 1992 Summer Paralympics. Paul Hughes wins silver in the 100m and Alan McGregor wins three bronzes in the swimming.

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1993

To reflect its changing curriculum, National Star changes its name to The National Star Centre College of Further Education.

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1993

National Star student Richard Kilburn sets a new British record at the World Junior Weightlifting Championships.

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1993

National Star launches a BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts.

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1993

National Star receives a Regional Training Award for our programme which enables students to move confidently into employment.

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1994

Overton House in Cheltenham is leased to provide community-based additional accommodation for 25 students.

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1995

The Starbase Learning Centre opens. It is specially equipped for students with severe disabilities.

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1995

The gymnasium complex is redeveloped to provide a Physiotherapy and Health Suite and Projectile Alley.

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1997

National Star hosts the first National Conference on how people with disabilities can benefit from new learning technologies.

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1999

The Centre for Acquired Brain Injury and Rehabilitation opens.

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Katy's story

Katy’s story

Katy always wanted to do something connected to art as a career, but she wasn’t sure what exactly that would be. Then she joined National Star in 1989.

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Mark's story

Mark’s story

A road accident left Mark with an acquired brain injury. In 1999 he decided to continue his education at National Star and access the therapies he needed.

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