‘Bristow representatives cutting the ribbon to open Baseline’. From left to right: Orpheus student Jamie Jackson, James Howell-Richardson (Bristow), Sheena Wilde (Bristow), Orpheus student Josh Ball, Orpheus Head of Fundraising Jo Bega, Orpheus student Thomas Puttock.

‘Bristow representatives cutting the ribbon to open Baseline’.
From left to right: Orpheus student Jamie Jackson, James Howell-Richardson (Bristow), Sheena Wilde (Bristow), Orpheus student Josh Ball, Orpheus Head of Fundraising Jo Bega, Orpheus student Thomas Puttock.

This month, Redhill-based company Bristow Helicopters visited The Orpheus Centre, an independent specialist college for young disabled adults, for the official re-opening of ‘Baseline’. ‘Baseline’ is a vital teaching space on the Orpheus campus that was recently refurbished using £78,000 generously donated by Bristow. The funding has allowed Orpheus to create a more flexible and fully accessible space for students with sensory impairments and learning difficulties. The old space has also been redecorated and received new computer suites, smart-boards and a state of the art music and video editing suite.

Lynn Reddick, Head of Learning said: “The refurbishment has transformed what was a tired, untidy and slightly unloved area, into a vibrant hub for students both during the learning day and in their free time”.