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During these difficult times our dedicated teams are working around the clock to continue looking after our young people. To facilitate social distancing, our office based support staff will be working from home wherever possible and can be contacted using the numbers on our Contact Us page. We are still reviewing all referrals, offering placements where relevant, and planning for young people to move into our homes where it is safe to do so. Despite the challenges we all face during these testing times, we are committed to supporting you and our young people.

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Aiming for the Stars!

Two of our pupils have recently been lucky enough to attended a visit to Churchill College and the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge University, an event organised by the ‘Realise Project’ at Cambridge University. They spent some time discussing what it is like to go to university and the courses that could be studied followed by a lecture about the solar system.


The pupils handled some asteroids that had fallen to earth – these were very valuable and one was pure iron and very heavy. It was a stunning experience for them to handle something made in space, as only a few people have ever done this. They went on to the observation field in the dark and listened to the lecturer talk about the constellations; the lecturer showed them how to spot the North Star and other constellations. One of the best moments was being in the telescope room where the whole roof of the building moved so they could see the surface of the moon in great detail – including craters and hills and valleys.

Throughout the visit the pupils were excited and came back saying that it was “brilliant” and “amazing”. Not only did it capture their interest and enjoyment but it opened up the possibility of opportunities out there that they may not have previously considered.

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