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Wigan and Leigh young Carers
Added Date: 4th May 2018

I had the pleasure of facilitating a circle for a group of young people who have caring responsibilities for either their parents or siblings.

Wigan and Leigh young Carers provide these young people with a break from their caring responsibilities and organise activities that will help them to get to know and make friends with people of their own age and create natural support mechanisms to help them cope with their responsibilities.
Last night’s circle started with the obligatory pizza – enjoyed by all as usual!

We then had a quick ice-breaker – which team could build the highest shoe tower, The more “serious” part of the session was to look at the activities list they had created previously and using a priority matrix, discuss the cost versus complexity of each to produce an activity schedule for the next 12 months. The young people undertook this exercise themselves, deciding which events were more popular than others and agreeing what time of year they would look t...

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Wigan 10k and my experience.
Added Date: 8th October 2016

Hello everyone, it is Ella here back with another blog for you, which today is going to be about me taking part in the Wigan 10k over the past 2 years and how much I have improved whilst doing it. I really hope you enjoy reading it! On to the blog.

Over the past 2 years I have taken part in the Wigan 1k and my walking has improved whilst doing it over the past 2 years. Last year it took around 1 hour and 50 minutes because I had only walked 2k but this year it had taken me just over 2 hours t...

Blogger: Ella Mawdsley

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What is a residential college like?
Added Date: 2nd October 2016

Here's Ellie Greenaway's latest blog which gives us an insight into her life at residential college in Coventry
My new adventure at Hereward College in Coventry
I have moved to a residential college called Hereward in Coventry. I’m doing a level 2 performing arts course. I like doing performing arts because I like a bit of acting (but I get nervous when I am acting) and I love dancing.
I was home sick for the first few days but I have met some lovely friends who have helped me to settle in ...

Blogger: Ellie Greenaway

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on travel training. Please have a read
Added Date: 7th May 2016

Hello everyone, my name is Ella and today's blog is going to be about catching the bus by myself and learning how to catch the bus properly and all the different buses there are. In August 2014, I was told that my funding had been dropped for taxis to get to and from college. This meant I had to learn how to catch the bus.

A lady came to my house to evaluate me so that we would know whether I would be able to get the bus. From this, we were told to get a bus pass because I had to do travel t...

Blogger: Ella Mawdsley

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My holiday in LA and Vegas
Added Date: 27th August 2015

This blog will be about my holiday in LA and Vegas. For example, the things I did and the places I went.
This holiday was amazing because Rachel and Josh (Annie’s boyfriend) came with us and that was fantastic, because my mum and dad didn’t have to worry about me and Annie because I went off with Rachel and Annie went off with Josh to do our own things.
Our family came down to meet us in LA and then came to Vegas with us. We did lots of things with them, like going to Universal Studios in ...

Blogger: Ellie Greenaway

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How the Duke of Edinburgh changed my life
Added Date: 26th August 2015

I started Embrace in 2010 I was age 14. First I started on the activities in the school holidays as I was bored and had nothing to do. I could not go out on my own or with friends. As I was not safe because I did not know how to cross a road safely or how to travel there and back safe I did not know anything about stranger danger. Due to having moderate learning difficulties I struggled with money and how much change I would get back but now I am ok with money. When I was on the activities in th...
Blogger: Holly McGowan

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Either listen or read smile
Added Date: 17th March 2015

Hi everyone, my name is Ella and this is my third blog. My first and second blog was about my first term at college and my Duke of Edinburgh award. This blog is about my excellent exam results.
I have recently done two exams that are Btec level 2 first award in Child Care and Btec level 2 first award in Health and Social Care. I thought the exams went okay and this was because I had the relevant notes to revise.
Overall, I thought that most of the exam was okay but some of the exams were hard ...

Blogger: Ella Mawdsley

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