TRANSFORMING EDUCATION AT LEARNING PARTNERSHIP WEST

RACHEL ROBINSON, CHIEF EXECUTIVE AT LPW 13/08/2019 Transforming Education: the importance of inclusive and accessible education for all youth in honour of International Youth Day on 12th August. Education is a means of social justice, a key to both belief in oneself and to future opportunities. Mainstream education, however, does not work for all children…

PLAYING OUT – HOW A BRISTOL IDEA BECAME A NATIONAL PARENT-LED MOVEMENT

INGRID SKEELS, CO-DIRECTOR PLAYING OUT 07/08/2019 Today is Playday, a nationally-celebrated day of free play and exploration aimed at promoting these activities as key parts of children’s development. This year’s theme is Play Builds Children, highlighting the importance that play has in the lives of all children, families, and communities. To build on this movement,…

ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE BRISTOL CHILDREN’S CHARTER: THE YEAR IN REVIEW

TANISHA GUPTA, MAYOR’S OFFICE INTERN 01/08/2019 Today marks a special anniversary for our city because we are celebrating one year since the launch of the Bristol Children’s Charter. Since that bright, blissful Bristol Playday on College Green last year when the charter was first announced, the city of Bristol has united to prioritise the rights…

COMBATTING HOLIDAY HUNGER – FEEDING BRISTOL

MAURICE DI ROSSO, PROJECT MANAGER FEEDING BRISTOL 24/07/2019 The start of the summer holiday is a joyous time for children and young people wanting a few weeks of care-free relaxation. However, for many children in Bristol, not attending school has a significant undesired consequence: they will no longer receive free school meals. Our guest blog…

ENCOURAGING LIFELONG LEARNING – BABBASA

POKU OSEI, CEO BABBASA 15/07/2019 Today is World Youth Skills Day, a UNESCO International Day that highlights labour market inequalities faced by young people. This year’s theme focuses on mechanisms needed to operationalize lifelong learning. In honour of this theme, our guest blog comes from signatory organisation Babbasa, a Bristol-based youth empowerment group that aims…

SAFER, SMARTER SCHOOL STREETS

04/07/2019 Mayor Marvin Rees’ new School Streets initiative, which was announced at his Clean Air Day event last month, is now set to launch pilot programs at schools throughout Bristol. The city council’s plan would close roads outside Bristol schools during peak drop-off and pick-up hours in order to improve air quality, increase children and…