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Vicki Gibbs 12/07/2017 - 12:48 - 0 Comments
Huw Powell with St Pius X pupils

Earlier this week, a group of pupils from St Pius X Catholic Primary School wrapped up their writing course with Huw Powell, the Portishead based author of the popular Spacejackers children's books. Over the course of five sessions, the children learned about different types of writing and genres of stories. There was a real focus on how to make the story interesting to the reader through...

Vicki Gibbs 10/07/2017 - 14:36 - 0 Comments
Mayor Marvin Rees at St Michael's on the Mount Primary

Bristol's Mayor, Marvin Rees, made a special visit to St Michael's on the Mount Primary School
on Friday 7th July to show his support for improving literacy across the city and find out about the school's
Ablaze Reading Buddy intervention being provided by BBC Bristol employees.

BBC Bristol was partnered with St Michael's on the Mount Primary school by Ablaze, a charity...

Vicki Gibbs 10/07/2017 - 11:54 - 0 Comments

Celebration day held for Airbus Foundation Flying Challenge students

Bristol, 6 July 2017 - A group of students aged 13 and 14 from Bristol Metropolitan Academy, graduated on Wednesday, after a year long journey with the Airbus Foundation on its Flying Challenge programme. In front of their parents, mentors, teachers and peers, they received recognition for their...

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...

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