Blazing the way into the community- What it’s like being an Ablaze Reading Buddy

The Ablaze Reading Buddy programme pairs business volunteers with local primary school pupils and aims to encourage primary pupils to read more, read better and be more confident in their ability. Reading Buddy volunteers provide under-performing pupils with extra reading practice in one-to-one reading sessions. Rob Sims from Airbus Filton has been a Reading Buddy…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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