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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/...

Sally Melvin 22/12/2015 - 11:47 - 0 Comments

A mock interview day at Orchard School, supported by Ablaze, proved of huge benefit to students with some even discussing potential work experience placements. Well done to all the students and a huge thank you to our volunteers.

The year 10 students attended interviews with employers from various coampanies including Ernst and Young, Smith & Williamson, Thrings, Rolls Royce, the...

Sally Melvin 22/12/2015 - 11:28 - 0 Comments

Ablaze was honoured recently with the the presentation of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, a prestigious national award, in a special ceremony at Leigh Court, Bristol. 

The QAVS is the highest award given to voluntary groups across the UK. The ceremony was attended by community leaders including the Lord Lieutenant Mary Prior, who presented the award, the Lord Mayor...