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Bakers to raise money for National Star at Lumière Cake Off

Lumiere Cake Off 2017

It’s mixing bowls and spatulas at the ready as bakers prepare to raise money for National Star at the Lumière Cake Off.

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Marathon dream comes true for Bethan

Dream marathon comes true for Bethan

Bethan Griffiths will make her dream of taking part in a marathon come true on Sunday 9 April - thanks to the support of two members of staff from National Star College.

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Students look to the future at transition event

Students look to the future at transition event

National Star students explored their options for life after college at a hands-on transition event. Held at National Star’s campus in Ullenwood, Cheltenham, the event featured 45 diverse exhibitors from across the country, including social landlords, law firms, inclusive leisure providers, support services and charitable foundations.

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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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