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Weʼre raising £3,200 to - Scopes4SEN donated nearly 300 telescopes to SEN Schools, hospitals. Donating extra 200 telescopes would cost each £16 for sending out.

Tissington, Ashbourne, UK
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Telescopes for Special Educational Needs (SEN) - Scopes4SEN

Children with special educational needs and more vulnerable people should also be given the chance to look through a telescope and explore the Moon, the planets and the stars. Joanne & Patrick Poitevin took up the challenge to roll out the initiative for the United Kingdom since end 2015. Schools for special educational needs and institutions for children with disabilities are donated a telescope, a binocular, and loads of education material through sponsorship. All free of charge!

​ Each school or institution who got this telescope will get the necessary support to use the telescope and all the material. So far we donated about 270 telescopes, along with other educational material (if available), such as binoculars, meteorites, SUNoculars, books, posters, magazines, stereoscopes, digital microscopes, planispheres, solar glasses, magnifiers, planetariums, CCD cameras, etc.

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Page last updated on: 11/7/2018 8:18 PM



  • Jade Johnson

    Jade Johnson

    Nov 7, 2018

    Thank you very much for your kind donation.


  • jennifer Birgand

    jennifer Birgand

    Aug 17, 2018

    Good luck and keep going and smiling :):):)


  • Johanna Bolinder

    Johanna Bolinder

    Jul 17, 2018


  • Anonymous


    Jul 16, 2018

    Good work


  • Jonas Eggers

    Jonas Eggers

    Jun 7, 2018


  • Jason Roberts

    Jason Roberts

    Apr 30, 2018


  • Jon Avis

    Jon Avis

    Apr 3, 2018

    Patrick, Keep being inspiring ... great work


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Patrick Poitevin

Patrick Poitevin

Tissington, Ashbourne, UK

We started "Scopes4SEN" to give children with special educational needs and more vulnerable people the chance to watch the Moon, Planets and Stars with their own telescope of their school or institute. A telescope, binocular and plenty of educational materials is given free.

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