Hereward College News

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Acorns Youngsters have awesome time at Hereward College

Acorns Children's Hospice is a charity organisation that provides care and support for children and young people who have life limiting or life threatening conditions. Acorns is currently supporting nearly 600 children and 800 families, including those who are bereaved. Their specialist nursing and support services provide a vital lifeline for these families who would face a much tougher challenge coping alone.

Hereward College hosted three Acorns Youngsters (Jorden, Adikah, Ollie) who are considering going to college. Our objective was to exhibit what college life is all about and what opportunities are waiting for them if they decide to go to college. 

During their visit, the youngsters have been accommodated in one of our residential blocks and we have planned a full week of activities for them, which can be seen here.

The whole gang had an awesome time and told us that after this experience they are strongly considering coming to Hereward College next year. The things they liked the most during the visit were the support offered by staff which were extremely friendly and helpful, and the fact that it was so easy for them to make new friends with a lot of students which shared many similar interests.
We have also produced a DVD with interviews and activities during the week, which can be seen here:

As you can see in the video, the youngsters had a lot of fun while working out and playing games in our sport facilities. They were also pleased with the fact that the college is 100% wheelchair accessible, since this is a big issue in their lives and they thought this was a big positive for Hereward College. Ollie wanted to add that he is almost sure he will be attending Hereward College next year because he wants to become as independent as possible despite his disability.

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2 comments:

  1. Omg Lol We Are On The Website

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  2. We were proud to have you at the College, Adikah!

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