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Birds of a feather, flock together

Young Epilepsy St Piers College and School students were the lucky audience of Wings of Freedom, a bird of prey and owl rescue and rehabilitation centre that visits people with disabilities and special needs.

The students were introduced to Rocky the Barn Owl and Scarlet the Red Tailed American Hawk, with Rocky entertaining everyone with his disappearing act into the beams of Nicholson Hall. Everyone was invited to ask questions and to handle the birds under the careful instruction of Colin Sutherland from Wings of Freedom.

The students in school coordinated the fundraising initiative of `Bag to the Future` last term to raise money for this experience, which makes the visit even more special. The `Bag to the Future` initiative involved students and teachers alike bringing in old clothes, which were then sorted through and sold on by the Bag to the Future team, with all funds going to Young Epilepsy.

Young Epilepsy’s St Piers School Teacher, Ginnie Evatt, said: “The students worked very hard with their ‘Bag to the Future’ initiative and their hard work has paid off. It was lovely to see all the students enjoying the afternoon and it was clear to see how excited they were at having a chance to hold the birds, fly them and ask questions.”

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Quote Icon I feel my daughter is achieving as much as she can. She is not allowed to get away with things due to her health issues. The extra curricular activities are brilliant. I could not possibly do all those things with her myself. The school and Young Epilepsy enable her to have the childhood she deserves but would not be able to get anywhere else.

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  St. Piers School is part of Young Epilepsy. Young Epilepsy is the operating name of The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy Charitable Trust.  https://www.youngepilepsy.org.uk

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