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QAC Performing Arts students perform "Seek/Find" at the MAC Birmingham

Cast of the "Seek/Find" performance

17 June 2016

On Friday 17th & Saturday 18th of June, the QAC Vocational Performing Arts students and IP clients along with other friends performed 'Seek Find' at Mac, Birmingham. This performance is in association with Spectra and Mac that the group have worked with for three years now. The students were absolutely fantastic,...

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QAC host annual "Summer Fete" Fun Day

Group of people around a stall at the Summer Fete

16 June 2016

A big thank you to everyone who came along to our Summer Fete on Saturday. Despite the early afternoon downpour of rain, a great day was had by all as we were joined by local crafters, charities and businesses, as well as QAC’s Coffee Junction and Umberslade Nurseries enterprises. There was a range of...

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QAC hosts inaugural Natspec Games

Natspec Games attendees in group photo

14 June 2016

We had the pleasure of hosting the inaugural Natspec Games, in which we were able to compete with other specialist colleges in a variety of sports. We were joined by Portland College, Homefield College and Doncaster, in what was a fantastic day for all involved, filled with good laughs and...

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QAC competes in PAN Disability Football Tournament at The Hawthorns!

One of QAC's teams posing for a photo together

10 June 2016

Talk about living the dream... We recently had the pleasure of participating in the PAN Disability Football Tournament at The Hawthorns, home of West Bromwich Albion Football Club. Some of our students therefore had the chance to show their Football skills on the turf usually occupied by the biggest...

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Umberslade Nurseries launches community workshops for people with Dementia

The group taking part in Crafts activities

01 June 2016

Umberslade Nurseries recently secured funding from the Zurich Community Trust to run craft and gardening sessions for people with Dementia, along with their carers. The project kicked off in April with a Dementia Friends session, which aims to raise awareness about dementia in the local community....

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Coffee Junction announcement

Coffee Junction logo

31 May 2016

The original purpose of Coffee Junction was to support the educational needs of the students at Queen Alexandra College (QAC). Unfortunately the commercial activities of the café have not proved financially viable or sustainable to QAC as a charity. Coffee Junction will therefore close at the end of this...

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QAC acknowledged for its commitment to delivering the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award

Gaynor and Debbie presented with plaque

17 May 2016

QAC staff Debbie and Gaynor were delighted to attend the 60 th Anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) at Buckingham Palace in London on Monday 16th May 2016. During the event Debbie and Gaynor were presented with a special plaque by celebrity supporter Marcus Wareing, acknowledging QAC's commitment...

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'Team QAC' successfully complete the Great Birmingham 10k Run

A female 'Team QAC' runner completes the 10k run

03 May 2016

Our ‘Team QAC’ runners successfully completed the Great Birmingham 10k run on Sunday 1 st May – they all did amazingly well, overcoming the cold, wind and rain to get around the course and cross the finish line, some surprising themselves with faster times than expected! We’re...

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QAC Students deliver presentation at the Natspec Annual Conference 2016

Beth and Cher delivering their presentation

20 April 2016

Two of our students, Beth and Cher, delivered a fantastic presentation at the recent Natspec Annual Conference which took place at the Aston Business School in Birmingham on Tuesday 19 th April 2016.   Following on from their contribution to the 'A Right Not a Fight’  event hosted at QAC in...

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Umberslade Nurseries Spring/Summer 2016 Newsletter

Umberslade Nurseries Spring/Summer 2016 Newsletter

19 April 2016

The Umberslade Nurseries Spring/Summer 2016 newsletter is now available for download! If you require this information in an alternative format please contact us.

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