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Learning adds up for Maths Week

National Star learner using a interactive white board

National Star learners embraced new and innovative ways to improve their maths skills as part of Maths Week 2017. An annual event organised by the National Association of Specialist Colleges (NATSPEC), Maths Week aims to shine a spotlight on an area of the curriculum that can be challenging for young people with disabilities or learning difficulties.

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Learners tell Minister for the Constitution what democracy means to them

Minister for the Constitution, Chris Skidmore, spoke to learners at National Star in Cheltenham about the challenges they face engaging in the democratic process.

Minister for the Constitution, Chris Skidmore, spoke to learners at National Star in Cheltenham about the challenges they face engaging in the democratic process.

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Aberdare dad shortlisted for St David Award

National Star at Mamhilad, Anthony Evans, Arwel Evans

An Aberdare dad who lobbied Assembly Members so his son could have the specialist education he needed has been shortlisted for a St David Award. Full-time carer Anthony Evans spent 18 months campaigning for funding for his son, Arwel, and others with profound and multiple learning difficulties and complex disabilities to receive suitable post-19 education in Wales.

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Our Voice to Live conference comes to National Star

Our Voice to Live conference comes to National Star

Young people with disabilities from across Gloucestershire joined together to take part in the Our Voice to Live conference, organised by the county charity Allsorts and staged at National Star.

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Elliott to embrace new independence with 3D printed map

Steve Martin, Kristian Harrison, Elliott Roberts

Two learners at National Star are using 21st century technology to help their friend become more independent at college. Elliott Roberts is visually impaired and needs help everywhere he goes, including short trips around National Star’s residence in Gloucester. But his friends and fellow students Kristian Harrison and Steve Martin have come up with a unique solution.

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National Star receives prestigious Princess Royal Training Award

Andy Lupton

National Star has won a Princess Royal Training Award in recognition of its outstanding training and skills development programmes. The National Star team is one of 34 businesses to receive the accolade.

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