Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2015’

Foundation Focus Chris Winston


Chris Winston, from Hately Heath, West Bromwich, felt unwell as he watched an England football match on TV two years ago. “I noticed a change in my eyesight and the players began to blend into the pitch,” Chris explained. By the end of the match, the 24-year-old had lost around 75 per cent of his sight, leaving him and his …

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Cheer The Baggies Home at Old Trafford!

The Albion Foundation are offering lucky fans the chance to join them at the Manchester United vs West Bromwich Albion fixture for a special price. For just £68, you will receive 2 tickets (1 x adult and 1 x child) for the match along with return transport from West Brom. The fixture will be played on Saturday 7th November with …

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Pupils Have a Ghoulish Time at Moat Farm October Camp

Sometimes things happen for a reason! On this occasion refurbishments to the Moat Farm school gym meant that Inspire had to think outside the box for our October half term camp. What resulted was two days of fun filled activities with a difference. Day one took on a spooky theme. Certain pupils chose to wear a Halloween costume to get …

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Staff Triumph Again Against Albion Kicks

25th October 2015, it was the turn off the kicks young people to take on the Kicks staff in another game. The atmosphere was tense as everyone started to arrive at St Michaels Learning Campus, Kicks young people looking to restore the upper hand after staff won the previous game. After a quick chat from the referee, the game was …

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Foundation Pupils Reach New Heights at Frank Chapman

Pupils on The Albion Foundation’s alternative education programmes recently ‘reached new heights’ as they challenged themselves on Frank Chapman’s high ropes course and climbing wall. Ten students from three projects: Time-Out (KS3), Girls Allowed (KS4) and Sandwell Boys (KS4) were taken to Frank Chapman for the conclusion of a seven-week team building scheme of work. Over recent weeks pupils have …

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Sandwell Academy Explore Warwick Castle

Six students from Sandwell Academy visited Warwick Castle as part of their Enterprise Programme. The students went on Friday 16th October from 10:00am-2:15pm and were very lucky with the weather, which allowed us to walk around the all of the outside attractions which included the famous Bird of Prey show. Here the students watched an American Bald Eagle fly around …

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Moat Farm Clubs Inspiring Young Students

Since starting the new academic year 2015/2016, members of the Albion Foundation staff Andy Forman, Dave Moore and Gemma Hamill-Moss have been busy delivering extra curriculum activities to all four year groups. These extra curriculum activities involved art club, multi sports and lower and upper school football. The benefits from these children attending these clubs include learning new skills, socialising …

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ACE Academy Visit The Hawthorns

On Tuesday 17th October 2015, The Albion Foundations Enterprise RATE (Raising Attainment Through Enterprise) Programme took a group of Year 8 students from ACE Academy to The Hawthorns for a Stadium Tour. Thanks to funding from The Premier League and Sport Relief we were able to take the students around the stadium for 90mins. They went from top to bottom, …

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The Albion Foundation Launch 25th Anniversary Celebrations

The Albion Foundation were proud to launch their 25th Anniversary Celebrations in front of the Match of the Day cameras yesterday. To help celebrate the launch, the West Bromwich Albion first team were in attendance and took part in a showcase of The Albion Foundation’s Disability Team Building Day to promote the Foundation’s work. The Albion Foundation will turn 25 …

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Foundation Pays Respect to Alex Higgins

The Albion Foundation will be paying their respects today to Sporting Club Albion Visually Impaired footballer Alex Higgins, who has sadly passed away at the age of 26.  Alex played for our Visually Impaired (VI) Football team for eight years and was one of our first ever VI footballers when the teams were first established. He also played for our …

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