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Amanda Cranston 26/02/2015 - 15:17 - 0 Comments
Mentoring students in the board room of TLT Solicitors

Get up, get dressed, go to the office.  Standard day for some - it’s now a reality for a group of Y9 students at Bridge Learning Campus. 25 students have been taking part in mentoring sessions with staff of TLT solicitors in their offices at 1 Redcliff Street. 

The sessions set by Ablaze in conjunction with TLT have been a huge success. 

Lead Teacher, Liz Hackling said “Staff at...

Sally Ridley 25/02/2015 - 13:18 - 0 Comments
Campaign to end shameful 'reading gap' in Primary Schools

Around 1.5 million children will leave primary school struggling to read by 2025 unless urgent action is taken, according to new research published by a campaign group set up to eradicate illiteracy.The report published by Save the Children, on behalf of the Read On Get On campaign, shows that England is one of the most unequal countries in Europe when it comes to children's reading.

Amanda Cranston 16/02/2015 - 11:54 - 0 Comments

Ablaze is again supporting UWE, in conjunction with Clarke Willmott and TLT Solicitors, in the second year of their “Heading Higher into Law” programme – a three day placement opportunity exclusively for first year students studying either A levels, BTEC National Diploma or IB.

Ablaze are excited to have been asked to source mentors for the students who will spend two days...

Amanda Cranston 03/02/2015 - 12:01 - 0 Comments

Ablaze are working closely with Bridge Learning Campus this school year, offering a range of programmes to support year 8 and 9 students, including group mentoring and Breaking Limits. 

On 22nd January, Ablaze business partners show-cased at the School’s Year 8 Options Evening which provided an opportunity for parents, carers and students to discover the opportunities...

Roger Opie 29/01/2015 - 17:24 - 0 Comments
Michael Clarke


Michael Clarke, a Partner at Clarke Willmott LLP,  is a longstanding supporter of Ablaze and promotes our work within the law firm and through his extensive network within the CBI in the South West.  We are grateful for his permission to publish his article from a...