Ablaze Poetry Competition

Ablaze is delighted to announce our fifth poetry competition, in partnership with Bristol Water and Intellect Ltd. Ablaze is running another exciting poetry competition, giving Primary School pupils in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset the chance to write a poem about ‘Water’. Winning entries will be published in a special Ablaze book. We are also…

International Literacy Day 2019

Many primary pupils across Bristol are not getting the additional support they need to reach the levels of literacy expected for secondary school. Ablaze, a Bristol-based independent charity, was founded to tackle this inequality of opportunity in the more disadvantaged areas of the city. Ablaze’s mission includes helping primary schools raise pupils’ literacy achievement levels…

Poetry competition winner enjoys her prize

Ruby Jenkinson from St Werburgh’s Primary School was the overall winner of our 2019 Poetry Competition with her fantastic poem ‘Travel Through My Day With Me’. Thanks to the generosity of Bristol Water, Beese’s, and Bristol Packet Tours, Ruby won a voucher for a family trip on the Bristol Packet Tours and a meal at…

14-year-old aviation students from Bristol Met celebrated by Bristol-born test pilot

Students from Bristol Metropolitan Academy have been celebrated for successfully completing an aviation-focused skills and mentorship programme. The students, aged between 13 and 14, have been working alongside Airbus mentors learning about aviation and gaining first-hand experience of the aerospace industry through the Airbus Foundation’s Flying Challenge Programme. Last week they each took to the…

Bristol pupils take to the skies with flying colours

A group of 20 pupils from Bristol Metropolitan Academy took turns at the controls of a light aircraft during a special day of flying lessons at Gloucestershire Airport on Thursday 11 July. The Bristol Met pupils were being rewarded after successfully completing the Airbus Foundation’s Flying Challenge programme, a youth mentoring scheme that has seen…