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StarNews March 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of StarNews, containing all of the latest stories, features, and news from National Star. You can take a sneak peek of what’s inside by browsing our stories below and clicking to read more.

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Lucy keeping fit and active on one of the new swings installed at Ullenwood

We love the outdoors

Keeping fit and active has been vital in maintaining mental and physical wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Students celebrating post-vaccination

We celebrate V Day

V Day at National Star was 28 January. Staff had just a week’s notice to prepare the students and plan what was a massive logistical challenge.

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Wing walk fundraisers

Walking on air

A trio of daredevils are taking to the skies in aid of National Star.

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Students enjoying a virtual Samba drumming session

Our virtual world

Many of us have become familiar with doing things virtually during the pandemic, and National Star students are no exception.

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Students in action at the Eveson Centre

Moving on up in Hereford

Students at National Star in Hereford have moved into their new home at The Eveson Centre, Ledbury Road, Hereford and are already settling in well.

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Alison smiling holding a National Star lottery leaflet

Lotto luck for Alison

Alison Andrews couldn’t believe her luck when she won an incredible £1,000 prize playing National Star’s lottery.

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Teamwork in action with Chloe and Amber

It's good to talk

Throughout the lockdowns, National Star staff have found innovative ways to keep students and residents connected with their peers, their families and the wider world.

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Facilitator wearing face mask and student wearing glasses smiling

Help us keep our promise

The coronavirus pandemic has made us all reflect on the fragility of life and the importance of looking after our family, friends and communities.

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Glen holding his bike outside the Eveson Centre

Fifty miles for 50 years

Glen Gibbons is celebrating his 50th birthday by saddling up for a fundraising challenge in aid of National Star.

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The Rainbow Garden at National Star at Ullenwood

Emotional and wellbeing support for students

For young people with complex disabilities, who take comfort in routines in their lives, the uncertainty of how the pandemic was going to unfold has posed significant challenges.

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Cain Webb with Sally Jones using Obi Eater

Come dine with me

Being able to eat independently is an essential skill that many National Star students wish to master.

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