On Monday 3 May, NCW held its virtual Family Day event – an opportunity for families who have a young person with a vision impairment to find out what it is like to live and learn at NCW.
The day ran very successfully with a number of parents and carers logging in to a full day of virtual sessions with key staff members, parents and students.
Attendees were able to sign up to a ‘meet and greet’ with Principal, Nic Ross, as well as hear from Houseparents on residential life and speak to external guest Nathan Davies from HCB Group on advocacy and the student journey to NCW.
Bringing the day to a close were Sixth Form students Samih and Martha who presented themselves so professionally and answered questions from attendees on a range of topics including bullying and tactile learning materials.
It was wonderful to have so many engaged families, asking lots of questions and getting what they needed from the virtual day.
In preparation for the event, a selection of students helped to create a fun tour video where they visited a number of different departments including Independent Living Skills (ILS), Science and PE to interview staff.
The video is approximately 30 minutes long, and is available below for anyone who would like to watch!