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NCW Sixth Former talks to the Thomas Pocklington Trust on the misconceptions of being a teenager living with a VI
Martha Page is a current Sixth Form student at NCW and is challenging common misconceptions of being a teenager living with a vision impairment. Read more about what Martha feels needs to change in an interview with Thomas Pocklington Trust. Meet Martha Martha was diagnosed with retinol blastoma as a baby, and at 15 her
On 6 April 2020, Captain Tom Moore set off from his garden to raise money for our NHS heroes. 100 laps later, he’d raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS Covid-19 appeal. Twelve months on, it’s now our turn to build on his legacy. Friday 30 April would have been Captain Tom’s 101st birthday.
With the future of events and mass public gatherings still up in the air for 2021, the NCW Fundraising Team are working towards a number of virtual and smaller campaigns to take place over the summer months. We are still focused on supporting our students’ education and well-being and want to involve the NCW community as much
Parents, Max Keam and Adam Baker, have signed up for a 10,000ft tandem Skydive in June and have got off to a flying start with their fundraising! Max’s son, Len, and Adam’s son, Roman, both started at New College Worcester last September as year 7 students. Max said, “the past year has had a massive
New College Worcester has launched their annual campaign, Eye Care We Care. The campaign runs throughout May 2021 and aims to draw attention to a wide range of issues surrounding blindness and vision impairment whilst raising funds to support the students’ education and well-being. We are inviting individuals, businesses, schools and community groups to take
Budding digital guru and Year 10 student Daniel came as runner up in the VICTA Apptastic competition, where he designed and put forward his own app for the vision impaired community! Apptastic, a competition ran by VICTA in partnership with Microsoft and City, University of London, tasked young vision impaired technology designers to come up
With each of our students having a personalised programme of learning, we are able to balance academic education alongside the need to develop important skills for independence so that the learning becomes lifelong. As a residential setting, we offer a Waking Day Curriculum meaning that learning extends beyond the school day and into the houses.
We are delighted to be trialling the latest cane technology by WeWalk, an organisation founded by graduates who are transforming VI aids through Artificial Intelligence technology. WeWalk’s Smart Cane comprises of an attachment which fits on top of any white cane and uses built-in sensors, touchpad and voice interface to enable the user to detect