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Sarah and Kirsty gain confidence with travel training

Sarah and Kirsty Hepworth

Thanks to National Star’s travel training programme, Lift, twins Sarah and Kirsty Hepwroth can now confidently travel on their own to college by bus and by train. The training has also given Sarah confidence to do a little shopping in the same town as her college.

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Super saplings support sustainability

sapling in hand

Outdoor learning opportunities will be enhanced for National Star students after the donation of hundreds of saplings

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Find your next job role with help from National Star

Woman looking at laptop screen

Adult Education funding from the West of England Combined Authority means that experienced job coaches from National Star can help adults over 19 years old living in the South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset and Bristol areas to find work.

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Vaccinations bring hope at National Star

National Star students smiling after receiving their COVID-19 vaccination

National Star have become one of the first specialist colleges in the UK to vaccinate around 180 of its vulnerable young people with complex disabilities.

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National Star to feature in BBC documentary Katie Price: Harvey and Me

Katie Price and Harvey Price smiling

National Star is featuring in a new BBC One documentary about celebrity Katie Price and her son Harvey, who has disabilities.

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Children and Families Minister recognises benefits of assistive tech at National Star

EdTech Demonstrator Programme

Children and Families Minister Vicky Ford has seen first-hand how young people with complex disabilities are benefitting from assistive technology at National Star, helping to improve their communication, learning and overall independence.

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