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…

Ablaze named by Speed as its charity of 2019

Ablaze is delighted to have been selected by local PR and Communications consultancy Speed as their charity of the year for 2019. Speed will support Ablaze in tackling the inequality of opportunity for young people across the West of England. With a 14-year heritage in PR and communications, Speed is dedicated to championing the importance…

West of England Mentoring nominated for an award.

Ablaze is absolutely delighted to announce that West of England Mentoring is a finalist in the National Mentoring Awards 2019! West of England Mentoring (WEM) works with schools and businesses to provide business mentors to students aged 12-16 across the West of England.  WEM is run by Ablaze in partnership with Mentoring Plus, Babbasa and Bath Bridge.…