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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...
Alison Allan 06/12/2012 - 15:35 - 0 Comments

Reading buddy volunteers are doing much more than teaching children to read or just giving them reading practice!

A recent study revealed, 'Where there is a level of chaos at home and irrespective of social setting and English as an additional language - the most important influence in building a child's resilience and self-efficacy is having 'a special somebody' helping them make sense...

Roger Opie 06/12/2012 - 11:25 - 0 Comments
fireworks to celebrate the year with Ablaze

Ablaze Celebration Event 15 March 2013 will be held at the SS Great Britain site and is kindly sponsored by Rolls-Royce plc

The  breakfast event  from 08:15 to 11:00 will feature key speakers, presentations of Ablaze programmes and our celebrated awards for those individuals, businesses and schools who have contributed the most to the successful delivery of Ablaze programmes during 2012...