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Volunteers Needed at Umberslade Nurseries

Umberslade Nurseries logo

23 June 2016

Do you have some spare time and an interest in gardening? Maybe you enjoy being outdoors and helping others? Then come and join the team at Umberslade Nurseries, a social enterprise run by Queen Alexandra College (QAC).  We have a variety of areas and roles where you can get involved: ...

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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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What the students say

Being a residential student has really helped me to become more independent I do my own washing and I can cook with a bit of help from staff.

Amy - 18

Powerchair Football and Further Education Programme Student

Amy
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