National Star students in new TV series


National Star students are the stars of an exciting new BBC Three series called The Unbreakables.

The ground-breaking series is part of BBC Three’s Defying the Label season. Defying the Label includes 15 brand new compelling programmes helping people to understand, in a brutally honest way, what it’s really like to be a young person with a disability in the UK.

Studying, partying and dating – the everyday antics of students living away from home for the very first time. At National Star College, the thrills and spills of college life are little different, except that all the students have disabilities.

The Unbreakables delves into the heartache of first love, the intimacy of close friendship, the inspiration of young people overcoming the odds and the high-stakes drama of life outside National Star.

Every September 170 students from around the UK begin a new year of study at National Star.  Many live on campus for three years and revel in the specialist teaching, state-of-the-art facilities, end-of-term balls, and more than anything, the freedom of a new life.

Working with a wide range of disabilities, staff and students are devoted to a single mission: unlocking the potential in everyone and gaining the skills to get the best out of their adult lives.

This powerful series, from Minnow Films, reveals the resilience, energy and humour of a stand-out cast of wonderful young characters.

On BBC Three from July 30, at 9pm

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