Calibre Audio Library is a national charity that brings audiobooks to those unable to access print because of dyslexia, sight loss or another disability that prevents them from holding a book. Our library has around 11,000 audiobooks; all are unabridged, recorded by professional actors and broadcasters and available for unlimited borrowing by our members. 

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During results week, there has never been a better time to address the limitations which children from disadvantaged areas experience when it comes to career aspirations. Here, Future First CEO Matt Lent outlines the work of the education charity…

St Hugh’s School, Woodhall Spa, didn’t let a downpour stand in the way of a magnificent day of fun and fundraising for charity.
 
More than 200 pupils, staff and parents took part in a muddy fun run and enjoyed an array of fundraising activities – all to raise money and awareness for the RAF Benevolent Fund and the Matt Hampson Foundation.
 

Students from Abbot’s Lea School offered their assistance this week at South Liverpool Foodbank.
 
The Woolton-based school, which specialises in high quality holistic education for young people with autism and a range of associated learning need, arranged for 15 key stage five students to visit the Bridge Chapel centre in Garston, on Thursday 8 February, to put together much needed packages containing essential items for those in crisis.
 

Schools are undoubtedly the place where young people can seek reassurance and strengthen bonds across communities.  Yet tackling religious discrimination and racial prejudice is the number one issue of concern amongst young people. A charity, the Three Faiths Forum has spent the past ten years helping schools teach a more thoughtful approach when it comes to standing up to religious discrimination.

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Friday 17 March 2017

Schools across the nation are being called to go dotty this spring to raise money for a valuable sight-loss charity. 

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is asking schools up and down the UK to "Wear dots and raise lots" in support of its vital work. 

"Wear dots...raise lots" is an annual fundraiser, which will be taking place in May. It  is inspired by Louis Braille's system which features raised dots and revolutionised reading and writing for people with sight problems. 

 

Deb – a leading innovator and supplier of skin care products – has partnered with Skcin, a national skin cancer charity, to create a colourful and engaging UV board. These are to be placed in primary schools across the UK; where education on sun safety is crucial.

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Sunday 05 June 2016

 

Great music education is a partnership between classroom teachers, specialist teachers, professional performers and a host of other organisations, including those from the arts, charity and voluntary sectors. (National Plan for Music Education)

205 schools begin plans to transform their grounds to create insect homes

205 schools located across all counties within the UK, are celebrating the news that they been selected to participate in the UK wide ‘Polli:Nation’ project – an initiative which supports schools to provide food and shelter for Britain’s pollinating insects.

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