Ablaze Poetry Competition

Ablaze is delighted to announce our fourth annual Poetry Competition, in association with Bristol Airport, Intellect Ltd. and Miles Chambers. “Poetry has put me in situations and enabled me to meet people I could never have imagined. I’ve been invited to sit on the Queen’s table during her jubilee tour, performed a social media campaign…

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National Mentoring Day

Could you help support West of England Mentoring on National Mentoring Day? West of England Mentoring (WEM) provide positive volunteer mentors from local organisations to help students aged 12-15 raise aspirations, follow their interests and make plans for the world of work. WEM delivers national best practice in business mentoring to students across the region and Ablaze…

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Airbus Workshops off to a Flying Start

The first Airbus Flying Challenge workshop of 2018/19 was a great success! Year 9 students from Bristol Metropolitan Academy really enjoyed their first visit to Airbus on the 19th September. Students were introduced to the year-long programme and given an insight into what they can expect over the next 10 months. 20 lucky students from…

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Bristol Hippodrome Visits

Following a kind donation by Rolls-Royce for pupils from Ablaze schools to have the exciting opportunity to go to some children’s shows at the Hippodrome Theatre, we are delighted to report that the first block of theatre trips went incredibly well, with all pupils thoroughly enjoying & benefitting from the experience. A lot of these…

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Primary School Poetry Competition

Ablaze exists to tackle inequality of opportunity for young people in the West of England region. We do this by utilising the skills and commitment of business volunteers. We aim to • raise young people’s confidence and aspiration; • support their attainment and skill levels and • empower them with knowledge to make informed choices…

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Speech at Economic Symposium

Our CEO, Sally Melvin, was invited to give a speech at the Mayor’s Symposium for Sustainable Economic Growth today. Sally spoke to a wide audience including Council members, business leaders and representatives from other voluntary sector organisations. The key points of her speech were: Future sustainable economic growth needs to include engaging and motivating ALL…

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