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Student Journey at Wings Cumbria



David* – His Journey So Far

David* is a student at Wings School Cumbria and here he tells his story and his ambitions for the future.

“I have been at Wings Cumbria since 2011 and moved in to the post 16 house from the bungalows in November 2017 and since then I am aiming to achieve many new life skills. I’ve done and achieved lots of different things. I have:

  • Passed my GCSEs
  • Started my Motor Mechanics Level 2 course at Kendal College
  • Started my Independence Pathway Plan

I also: 

  • Budget my own money that I receive each week
  • Independently go to college
  • Go home independently by train

And I have: 

  • Started a relationship
  • Registered for my own home with the local council
  • Done work experience at a local garage in Kendal
  • Organised my own driving/bike lessons

“When I leave Post 16 and Wings Cumbria I am aiming to move to Kendal and find a job so I can stay in the area as I have made a lot of friends at college and feel at home here in Cumbria.”

*Name has been changed to protect confidentiality


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Summer Holiday Fun at Wings Notts


Our residential students at Wings Notts School have been having a great time this summer - with an action packed list of activities.

They have visited Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park in Nottinghamshire which is a 30 acre, all action, family fun theme park, farm and Water Park. All of the staff and students had a fabulous time there.

The young people have also been bowling, had a karaoke night and the girls have had a make-up evening!

Social activities and trips into the community are not just beneficial for developing confidence, self-esteem, physical health but also help support building and maintaining friendships......and are great fun!


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Summer Holiday Fishing Trip


It may be the summer holidays, but there is still plenty going on at our residential school, Wings Notts.

One young person caught this mirror carp yesterday at a local fishing lake in Newark.  He is very proud of this as you can see!

What a brilliant catch - well done.

Ronny Fishing


Success Story from Olsen House


VIP Visitor at Olsen House

At the end of the Summer Term, Olsen had a surprise from a former pupil who wanted to share his good news with the school.

OC attended Olsen from Y8 to Y11 and left with a number of qualifications. When he came to the school he was supposed to have 3-1 support in class and had an immense dislike of school. By the end of the first half term he had settled so well he was full time in a class without any additional support.

In between school and FE college he attended the young citizenship residential scheme and passed with flying colours and Head Teacher Alison Ford and Deputy Paul O’Brien went to see his graduation.

He went on to FE college in the area in which he lived and completed  a foundation year. Since then he has just finished a 26 week Royal Marine training course and passed. He came in the top 3 in his class. 30 participants started the course and only 7 finished.

OC spent time in school as a visitor and talked with the children about working hard and always giving your best.

Fantastic achievement!


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Summer Fun at Heysham House



Our days schools may be quiet at this time of year, but our homes are very busy with the young people getting the opportunity to take part in lots of fun activities and trips out.

The young people at Heysham House, Lancashire have be out bowling and to the local cinema.

They have had a holiday in sunny Scarborough, and made a visit to the Morecambe Carnival.

Blackpool was another day trip destination, where the staff and young people took a walk on the promenade and went to the fair.

It’s also been busy back at the home where the young people have been rolling their sleeves up and getting into redecorating their rooms - we look forward to see how they look when they are finished!

Sounds like a lot of fun indeed.


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