Year 7 Activity Day at Beaumanor Hall

On Sunday 14th October, the Virtual School invited children in Year 7, who have just started secondary school, to an activity day at Beaumanor Hall. As well as having fun, this gave them an opportunity to meet the Virtual School youth workers and to voice their ideas about future participation events, PEP meetings and transitions from primary to secondary school.

Despite the very wet weather, the group got stuck into the activities, which involved trying something new and overcoming challenges. During the morning they challenged themselves to the rock climbing wall, zip wire and quick jump.

In the afternoon, the children and staff worked together to complete a bridge-building challenge. This involved using fine motor skills to practise tying knots and making a bridge that would withstand everyone's weight in  order to cross the brook.


The group behaved amazingly well throughout the day, supported each other and hopefully made some new friends. Despite the wet weather they didn't let anything dampen their spirits! We'll done!

Leicestershire Matters

We're pleased to announce the Leicester City Council and Leicestershire Council's Careers Fair.

On Sunday 2nd October Curve Theatre in Leicester hosted a hugely successful presentation event for the My Books, My Story project.

Following the success of the "My Books, My Story" Highcross exhibition, the work of our young people has gone virtual.

The Early Years Foundation Stage is a a busy time in a child's development.

The Virtual School's Year of Reading has come to a close after 12 months of highlighting the joy of reading to our children in care.

The creative writing competition for Children in Care and Care Leavers aged 4-25 is now open!