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  • Foxes new catering van off to a flying start!

    Published 12/05/22

    Aurora Foxes has launched The Flying Fox food truck on the Minehead Promenade outside the Foxes Hotel. The truck gives Foxes' students the opportunity to cater for a variety of events, from food fairs to music festivals, boosting their skills and confidence while preparing them for employment in the hospitality industry.

    Principal Emma Cobley MBE said the experience will "give our students the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully shape their own futures." 

    The Flying Fox will welcome customers on the promenade three days a week throughout the summer term, serving a selection of paninis and rice boxes. Students will be running the truck, learning outdoor service skills including food preparation, hygiene and storage.

    Students named the Flying Fox truck after the Flying Fox café, which was put in place during lockdowns, with menu ideas created by Foxes students, hotel chefs and Stuart Duff, Corporate Chef for the UK and Ireland, Hilton. The truck is funded by a £30,000 grant from the Hilton Global Foundation. Hilton has been a partner of Aurora Foxes since 2015 and has provided work placements for over 30 Foxes' students. They are set to offer a further number of placements later this year. Currently, seven Aurora Foxes graduates are employed in six of Hilton's hotels. 

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  • Aurora Eccles School Teacher Honoured in Prestigious UK Celebration of Teaching

    Published 28/06/21

    Selected from thousands of nominations, Ian Sippitt from Aurora Eccles School has been honoured as one of 102 Pearson National Teaching Silver Award winners across the country. Ian Sippitt was honoured with a Silver Award in The Lockdown Hero Award for Learner and Community Support for their outstanding commitment to changing the lives of the children they work with every day. 

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  • Aurora Keyes Barn students as keen as mustard at cookery workshop

    Published 26/05/21

    Students at Aurora Keyes Barn School in Preston got the chance to learn new skills and try new dishes at the cookery session, hosted by the charity Adopt a School.

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    Published 29/04/21

    Aurora The Beeches School in Dorset, praised for bringing out the best in young people with special educational needs, is celebrating students’ success in achieving Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting Schools’ Bronze Award for its commitment to child rights.

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  • New Chairperson for The Aurora Group

    Published 01/03/21

    Graham Baker has been appointed as the new Chairperson for The Aurora Group.

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  • MBE for special needs head teacher's dedication to students

    Published 31/12/20

    The head teacher of Aurora Foxes Academy in Somerset, whose students make her smile every day, has been recognised with an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List for her dedication to ensuring that young people with learning disabilities are achieving their potential despite the pandemic, with every graduating student passing their hospitality exams ready for employment.

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  • Haunted Polytunnel Comes to Life at Orchard Manor

    Published 02/11/20

    Orchard Manor is a CQC Outstanding care home. It offers a supportive living and learning environment for young adults aged 18-30 who have severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties resulting in complex learning needs. It has a focus on person-centred programmes to promote independence.

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  • Aurora Eccles School interview with BBC Radio Norfolk

    Published 15/10/20

    Aurora Eccles School in Norfolk safely managed to welcome parents and potential students to the school for their first Open Day of the term.

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  • Foxes Hotel Wins 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

    Published 23/09/20

    Foxes Hotel, part of The Aurora Group, trains young people with learning disabilities has announced it has been recognised as a 2020 Travellers’ Choice award-winner for the third consecutive year, placing them in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe. 

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  • James's interview with BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Published 16/09/20

    Meet James, a resident at Aurora Orchard Manor in Meldreth who was interviewed by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire last week.

    James, who was named one of ‘tomorrow’s leaders’ by World Beyond Disability Magazine communicates with the help of speech therapist Debbie.

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  • The Story of Aurora Foxes 2020 Graduates

    Published 03/09/20

    Covid-19 challenges haven't held our 2020 Aurora Foxes graduates back! See how they've gone out into the world stronger, ready to work and live independently

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  • Young man from Orchard Manor recognised in World Beyond Disability Magazine: Tomorrow's Leaders

    Published 19/08/20

    An inspiring young man from Aurora Orchard Manor, James Aston age 27 has been recognised as one of the UK’s leaders of tomorrow.

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