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Roger Opie 25/02/2013 - 09:12 - 0 Comments

Put simply. 80 by 18 is a list, written by the people of Bristol, of 80 things young people might do in the city before they’re 18 to help them thrive and survive in a changing world.

It’s a set of prompts for the imagination. It’s a challenge. It’s an adventure offered by the city.

It’s 80 things to do in Bristol before you’re 18.

The thing is, the list isn’t written yet...

Alison Allan 14/02/2013 - 15:21 - 0 Comments

If you are currently completing an enhanced criminal record application [CRB check] to volunteer in a Bristol School, please make sure it is with the Bristol City Disclosure service by 20 February, as this is the last date applications can be accepted.

From 01 March, 2013 the Disclosure Service will become the 'Disclosure and Barring Service' and new forms will be used.  Clearance...

Roger Opie 05/02/2013 - 16:03 - 0 Comments

Historically many businesses regarded Corporate Social Responsibility as “nice to do” and often not part of the real cut and thrust of running a successful organisation.  Things have changed and now successful leaders put CSR firmly into the bloodstream of best practice.

Roger Opie, Chief Executive of Ablaze the Bristol charity which connects businesses with young people in schools, is...

Myles Orme 19/12/2012 - 11:01 - 0 Comments

There has been a quiet revolution going on behind the scenes here in Ablaze. The 'toolbox' - materials that used to be exclusively available to volunteers working with our students, materials that were jealously guarded behind electronic doors, are now openly available.

We have adopted the Creative Commons licence ...

Alison Allan 11/12/2012 - 16:48 - 0 Comments

I couldn't help being impressed when I introduced a new business partner to their school recently.

The school co-ordinator presented the business co-ordinator with a welcome pack, so I thought - 'Ah - this is worth sharing!'.

The content runs along these lines:

  • A frontsheet with name of volunteer, the partner pupil [s], their class name or number, teacher's name and...

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