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Sally Ridley 20/09/2016 - 13:14 - 0 Comments
Huw Powell at Barton Hill Academy

Barton Hill Academy were thrilled to welcome Huw Powell to their school assembly, to talk about his series of books "Spacejackers" and inspire pupils to consider a career as an author.  Huw asked pupils to help create a new 'Spacejacker' character and with some inspiring suggestions from his audience, 'Skull Ben Medusa" - the Evil Pirate Queen - was created. Her snake-like hair and flaming...

Sally Ridley 26/07/2016 - 13:05 - 0 Comments
Garry Packer from the Highways Agency receiving his award at Ablaze Celebration Event '16

Following a successful Primary Career Fair at St Werburgh's Primary School, Civil Service Local staff have been working with Year 6 pupils for two weeks running Business Skills Workshops and delivering a series of career talks. The Highways Agency asked the Year 6 pupils to visualise what they would like to see for themselves in 2-3 years time and to: i) illustrate their...

Myles Orme 13/07/2016 - 08:28 - 1 Comments
Erin Stimson and Purab Jayendra receiving their awards for the Ablaze Poetry Competition

Students from primary and secondary schools stood up in front of an audience of over 100 dignitaries, business people, volunteers and teachers to talk about the projects they have been taking part in this year with their volunteers. They spoke with confidence and honesty about their experiences and really impressed everyone. 

The winner of our Intellect Books sponsored poetry...

Sally Ridley 08/04/2016 - 10:35 - 0 Comments

Mukesh Solanki from Rolls-Royce has been a Reading Buddy at Sefton Park Primary School for many years and he makes a really valuable contribution to supporting pupils with their reading. Here is his recount of a day in the life of a Reading Buddy:-

It’s almost a quarter to twelve as we enter the School. The Hall is surrounded with displays of collages, painted pictures, smudgy charcoal...

Sally Ridley 06/01/2016 - 15:59 - 0 Comments
Doug Allan demonstrates his job as an underwater TV cameraman

Ablaze held a hugely successful Career Fair at Perry Court Primary in November 2015. A variety of careers were represented by volunteers from businesses across the city, who enthusiastically inspired the pupils about their jobs and encouraged them to consider their profession as a possible career. The professionals attending the Fair included an artist (Lisa Malyon), a GP/...