Each year, Treloar College in Alton, Hampshire has a summer Arts and Media exhibition to showcase student work. Unfortunately due to coronavirus (COVID-19), it wasn’t possible this year, so instead an online exhibition book has been produced. The theme of the work was ‘Reflection’.
Staff members Gemma, Caroline, Colin and Turlough said in the introduction to the work:
“Though we are very upset at not being able to host the yearly student summer exhibition at Treloar’s, it has instead given us the opportunity to produce an online exhibition book, celebrating the highlights of our students’ achievements over what has turned out to be possibly the strangest year ever, with the COVID-19 ‘lockdown’ forcing most students and staff to work remotely from home since mid-March.
Even more impressive then, to see such an exciting and diverse range of talent, as most of the work in this book was created by our students in the first half of the academic year 2019-20.
As always it’s been a pleasure to work alongside all of our Arts & Media students at Treloar’s, who never fail to inspire us with their humour and often wacky creativity!”
They also go on to thank the supporting staff who have “worked tirelessly to help enable our students to achieve such amazing things”.
The full online exhibition book was shared with parents, carers and families to view.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
- Treloar Trust was founded by Sir William Purdie Treloar while he was Lord Mayor of the City of London. Now, 110 years later, it supports Treloar School (for pupils 2-16) and Treloar College (further education for students 16+). Both School and College are specialists in providing education, care, therapy, medical support, independence training and opportunities for young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK.
- Treloar School and College support approximately 170 students each year. Treloar’s students have complex and sometimes multiple physical disabilities. They may also have a communication or sensory impairment or associated learning difficulties.
- Over 40 disabilities are represented at Treloar’s – the most common are cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy. A vast majority of students use wheelchairs, almost half have little or no speech and 13% have a life-limiting condition. As the largest non-maintained specialist provision of its kind in the UK, Treloar’s relies on private donations to sustain the level of care the students receive.
- The Fundraising team at Treloar’s is tasked with raising around £2 million each year in addition to the statutory funding they receive. This money is raised through working closely with City Livery Companies, Trusts and Foundations and Corporates together with donations from individuals, income from events, the Treloar’s TRElottery and legacies. The generosity from these areas enables Treloar’s to provide students with access to the specialist equipment and staff, experiences and activities and upgrades to buildings and facilities. All of which enhances students education and opportunities to learn skills, ultimately enabling them to build confidence, independence and realise their full potential in life. For more information on the work of the Fundraising team at Treloar’s or to make a donation visit www.treloar.org.uk/support-us/