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Meet our National Stars

Meet our National Stars
All of the learners at National Star achieve some amazing outcomes during their years with us.

At our annual Leavers’ Awards Ceremony in July we celebrate all of their achievements, from securing a job to making choices to driving their chairs. Everyone is different.

We also pay tribute to those learners who have gone above and beyond.

Bethan Griffiths

 

Bethan Griffiths
Bethan won the PJ Crook Capturing Art Award – for the second year running – for her photography and art. International artist PJ said of Bethan: ‘She is hugely talented and a great inspiration.’

Bethan also won the Personal Development Award. During her time at National Star Bethan completed a marathon in her wheelchair, worked to improve access in Gloucester for people with disabilities and excelled at work experience, to name but a few of her achievements.

Lee Grimes

Lee Grimes
Lee, who won a national Young Enterprise award, received the Skills for Work Award and the Young Enterprise Sir John Moores’ Special Achievement Award. He received the national award in recognition of his personal development from a shy and nervous person to an outgoing and confident young man and managing director of National Star’s Young Enterprise company. Find out more about Lee’s achievements.

Zoe Bateman

Zoe Bateman
Zoe received the Alex Hassett Award for Assistive Communication. She has worked hard to learn a new communication system and has found her voice. When Zoe arrived at National Star she was reluctant to use her communication device. Now she can order drinks, compose short sentences, listen to music and participate in a range of activities, including being part of OrcheStar.

Rhys Joyce

Rhys Joyce

Rhys received the Student Making a Difference Award, which is voted for by all staff and learners at National Star. Rhys, who was in his second year, planned and played an active role in the Remembrance service at National Star. He also represented the charity and laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in Cheltenham. He always thinks of others and uses his communication and organisational skills to the benefit of all learners.

Find out more

Find out more about National Star’s learning programmes or contact the Admissions team at admissions@nationalstar.org or on 01242 534928.

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