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  • Marwell Zoo Adventure: Aurora Boveridge College Students on a Conservation Mission

    Published 26/03/24
    Aurora Boveridge College students recently took an exciting step towards making the world better for all living beings. Last term, a group of our residential students attended a Conservation Conference at Marwell Zoo in Winchester.

    The half-day conference combined fun zoo-based activities alongside more formal lectures to give students an insight into Marwell Zoo's conservation efforts, both inside and outside the zoo.

    At Wild Explorers, an outdoor area in the zoo, students explored 'Marwell's Role.' They learnt about conservation field skills and real-life examples using animals they could see.

    “Students learnt about conservation field skills.”

    In the zoo's Lecture Theatre, students learnt why genetics are important for breeding programmes and overall conservation efforts.

    To make sure they understood everything, students took part in the 'Snow Leopard Case Study.' This session looked at the issues faced by the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Programme (GSLEPP) in protecting these vulnerable species.

    “A huge well done to our students for stepping out of their comfort zones.”

    A huge well done to our students for stepping out of their comfort zones, engaging in lectures, and taking part in group activities - including some hands-on experiences! And of course, they wrapped up the day with a fun walk around the zoo to see these incredible creatures up close.

    The Conservation Conference at Marwell Zoo was a brilliant day out for our Aurora Boveridge College students. With new knowledge and skills, they're now advocates for wildlife conservation

    Aurora Boveridge College Marwell Zoo visit

    Aurora Boveridge College in Wimborne is a specialist further education college providing day and residential support for young people with Autism spectrum conditions or additional mild to moderate social, emotional and mental health needs.

    With thanks to Marwell Zoo for permission to use their photography. 

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  • A day in the life of an Employability Assistant

    Published 07/03/24

    Heidi Stanley started working at Aurora Boveridge College in February 2022 as an Education Learner Support Practitioner. In October 2022 she changed roles and is now working as an Employability Assistant, supporting students on an individual basis with securing work experience placements and helping them with all aspects of employability.

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  • FutureChef winners announced

    Published 04/03/24

    Following on form the internal heats, FutureChef finalists from Aurora Foxes, Boveridge College and Hedgeway attended the first ever Aurora FutureChef Grand Final on 23 February at the Grove Kitchen and Restaurant at Weston College, Weston-super-Mare.

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  • Turning up the heat for the FutureChefs competition

    Published 06/02/24

    Foxes, Boveridge College and Hedgeway held their in-house FutureChefs competitions recently to decide which student chefs will be going forward to the final competition which will be held at Weston College, Weston-super-Mare, on 23 February. 

    Springboard FutureChef is a national schools-based competition designed to kick start culinary careers.

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  • Vice Principal of Dorset special needs college shortlisted for a Tes Award

    Published 01/06/23

    Liz Scott, Vice Principal of Aurora Boveridge College been shortlisted for the Central Team Leader of the Year award.

    Liz says;

    “It’s incredible to be nominated by colleagues, and shortlisted, for the Tes award. It’s one of the highlights of my career and I feel proud to have this opportunity, and that my work has been recognised. It’s an exciting time for me – I‘m going to the ceremony, which will probably be a once in a lifetime occasion. I cannot quite believe it... I smile a lot more at the moment!”

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  • Aurora Boveridge College shortlisted for two Natspec awards

    Published 09/05/23

    Boveridge College are thrilled to have been shortlisted in two categories by the Natspec Innovation Awards, which recognise and celebrate innovative practice in the specialist further education sector.

    The categories they’re shortlisted in are Innovative Partnership Working for their Beyond Boveridge project, and Innovative Use Of Technology for their Techno English.

    Clare Howard, Natspec CEO said: “We had over 50 entries for the awards this year and were very impressed by the innovation on show.” 

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  • Hogging the limelight

    Published 02/05/23

    Aurora Boveridge College, a specialist further education college near Cranborne for young people with Autism spectrum conditions and associated needs, were thrilled to be awarded Bronze Hedgehog Friendly Campus status. 

    30 April to 6 May is Hedgehog Awareness Week and a chance to highlight the help these hogs need as they’re now classified as vulnerable to extinction. Projects such as Hedgehog Friendly Campus are needed to help to boost their numbers.

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  • Beyond Boveridge - Community Project

    Published 11/04/23

    As part of the Beyond Boveridge Community Project, five pupils from Boveridge College went to their local church to support the committee with their monthly clean. It was the first time for this cohort of students and they did a fantastic job. Due to the success of this activity, it will become a regular monthly event, which is a great opportunity for the pupils to expand their skills and confidence.

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  • Dorset college launch social events to bring community together

    Published 31/01/23

    An independent specialist college in Dorset has started holding social events to forge relationships with the local community while helping its students practise practical and social skills. 

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  • Aurora Boveridge College achieves Good Ofsted Rating

    Published 28/11/22

    Aurora Boveridge College in Dorset has received a positive rating for its first full Ofsted since it opened in 2017. Describing it as calm, nurturing and friendly, Ofsted gave Aurora Boveridge a “good” rating overall and noted that behaviour and attitudes were “outstanding”.

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  • Students at Boveridge College host Community Lunch

    Published 22/11/22

    Aurora Boveridge College students hosted a Community Lunch for the first time last week. 

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  • Exam Success for Aurora Boveridge Students.

    Published 31/08/22
    GCSE students at Aurora Boveridge College celebrated a 100% pass rate in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Photography. Students at Boveridge also celebrated success a week before when A Levels results were announced with 100% achievi
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