New College Worcester (NCW), Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX
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Posted 24th May 2019 | Category: Donations
Following very generous donations from St James Place Charitable Foundation and The Percy Bilton Charity, we have been able to refurbish another area of NCW!
TaskSpace, design and installation company for schools, previously revamped our Maths classrooms which have been highly successful, so we were excited to welcome them back once again to update our Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) department.
For the classrooms to work on all levels as multi-sensory learning spaces, TaskSpace has created a bespoke lighting design which ensures that every desk is individually lit to cater for the needs of each unique student. State of the art storage systems ensure materials and learning resources are easily accessible and surfaces are kept clear. Tricky angles and spaces have been eliminated by building fitted storage wall to wall or floor to ceiling, creating useful storage and easily navigable spaces. Feature flooring is textured in the classrooms to differentiate from corridors and helps to reduce distracting noise.
The use of bright colours throughout helps our students to recognise pin-boards and shelving, and prevents the classrooms looking clinical. Even the door frames are contrasted in colour, allowing students to identify features of the rooms. Surfaces and flooring are also contrasted in texture and colour to identify and differentiate areas, while maintaining consistency across all three new classrooms. Every detail has been considered, with coat-hooks matching the colour of other practical features such as chairs and shelves!
We are delighted with the result!
The project schedule took three weeks, and was completed over the Easter period to minimise disruption.
We are looking forward to moving on to the next stage of refurbishments, which will include our Arts, Drama and Humanities departments!
Walk, Rest and Rail 2019!
Posted 28th March 2019 | Category: Fundraising Events
Summer sponsored walk in support of New College Worcester - kindly sponsored by Thursfields Solicitors.
This 7 mile walk will take you along the River Severn, through the beautiful Worcestershire countryside and finishes at the Ship Inn, Highley. There you can have a well deserved break and enjoy complimentary tea and cake. Then you can relax and let the train take the strain on the Severn Valley Railway back to Bewdley.
This event starts at Bewdley Severn Valley Railway Station. (registration from 8.30am, walk starts at 9.30am)
Adult Entry is £16 (this includes your train ticket and refreshments)
Child Entry(4-15 years) is £10 (this includes your train ticket and refreshments)
Under 3's are free
Anyone raising over £50 in sponsorship will be entered into a free prize draw.
Fundraising Team - Kevin Hateley or Elinor Millward on 01905 763933
New College Worcester, Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX
Posted 26th March 2019 | Category: Fundraising Events
The Bluebell Inn, Malvern very kindly hosted a quiz in support of New College Worcester on 20th March with the lucky winning team going home with a voucher and chocolates!
If you missed it, there will be another quiz raising funds for NCW at the Bluebell Inn on Wednesday 15th May.
To book your table just ring the Bluebell Inn on 01684 575031. The quiz starts at 8pm and is £2 per player, with a maximum of 6 per team.
Pictured: Heather (Bluebell Inn) and Fundraiser Ele Millward
(Barnards Green, Malvern, WR14 3QP, https://www.bluebellinnpub.co.uk/
Charity of the Month!
Posted 25th March 2019 | Category: Fundraising
We are delighted that Wildwood Restaurant, Worcester has chosen New College Worcester as their charity of the month for April!
Angelika Krezolek (Manager) at Wildwood explained: “We want to support local causes not only because it benefits the College itself, but it's also deeply rewarding for our team at Wildwood. It has a very positive effect on everyone involved.”
Ele Millward, fundraiser at NCW, said: “We’re delighted that Wildwood has adopted us this month and we’re looking forward to working together. Through support from local businesses we can ensure that students here will gain skills for life and can go forward in the future to lead independent and fulfilling lives. We are very grateful to Angelika and the team at Wildwood.”
Wildwood, Worcester plan to raise money through collecting loose change and taking part in awareness activities. They are also working in partnership with NCW to ensure their menus are accessible to people who are blind or partially sighted by offering menus in braille.
Wildwood Restaurant, 27 Chapel Walk, Worcester, WR1 3LE, 01905 679000, Worcester@wildwoodrestaurants.co.uk
The Mile Trials!
Posted 20th March 2019 | Category: Fundraising Events
Mile Trials – New Sponsored Challenge for to support young people who are blind or partially sighted.
New College Worcester are looking for teams of 4 to enter an exciting sponsored challenge in their new multi-purpose gym on Saturday 27th April – The Mile Trials. We are asking participants to run, row and ride and see how far their team can go in 2 hours! There are prizes for the team who cover the longest distance!
Kevin Hateley, Head of Fundraising at NCW said, “It promises to be a really fun event and a great team builder. We'll provide everyone with a goody bag, kindly donated by Asda – Worcester and everyone will receive a personalised completion certificate. All the sponsorship raised is so valuable and will help to transform young lives. For example, it could help pay for specialist equipment to enable students to prepare their own snacks and meals and live independently or could help pay for mobility training, ensuring students can travel safely and with confidence.”
Hannah has signed up to the Mile Trials and said, "I'm looking forward to challenging myself in a team environment in this brand new event, but also getting involved in raising funds for the college which is providing so many life changing opportunities for it's students!”
For more information about this challenge or to sign up please contact Ele Millward (Fundraiser) on 01905 763933 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or go to www.themiletrials.eventbrite.co.uk
Charity of the Year!
Posted 14th March 2019 | Category: Fundraising
We are delighted that New College Worcester has been chosen as Charity of the Year in the Wyre Forest for local Thursfields Solicitors!
Shane Miller, Director of Thursfields, congratulated: “NCW is an impressive school that works hard to carefully create a tailored programme for students’ academic achievement, independent living skills and involvement in extracurricular activities.
Thursfields is determined to help make a difference in the community it serves, and we’re delighted to focus our Wyre Forest fundraising efforts on helping this great charity to raise more funds that will help the young blind and partially sighted.”
Kevin Hateley, Head of Fundraising at NCW, said: “We’re grateful to everyone at Thursfields for offering this valuable help which will assist the school to provide even better opportunities for students.
Our staff are dedicated to helping students develop the confidence and self-esteem that will enable them to prepare for life beyond NCW in the future, and all funds raised go towards this crucial role.”
Thursfields has now planned to get involved in various fundraising events at NCW during the next few months, including:
•A wills workshop in February resulted in staff and parents having an opportunity to book an on-site appointment to make their will on 18, 19, 27 or 28 March
•A Thursfields’ Thursty Thursday afternoon tea at Brockencote Hall on 2 May – tickets are available at https://www.thursfields.co.uk/event/thursty-thursday-afternoon-tea/
•A Walk, Rest and Rail event on Saturday 8 June, which includes a 7.5-mile riverside walk and ride home on the Severn Valley Railway
Looking for a speaker?
Posted 8th February 2019 | Category: Fundraising
Are you a member of a local group or organisation? Would you like to learn more about what is happening at New College Worcester?
We would be very happy to talk to your group about the work we do and the services we provide. If so please contact Ele on email@example.com or call on 01905 763933. We can present to any audience and will tailor our presentation to match the needs of your group.
Save the Date!
Posted 4th February 2019 | Category: Fundraising
Waitrose (London Road, Worcester) are kindly hosting a wine tasting evening on Tuesday 22nd October in support of New College Worcester, more details to follow soon.
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