Charity

Cultural education charity Shakespeare Schools Foundation awarded prestigious Praemium Imperiale Grant for Young Artists

Shakespeare Schools Foundation (SSF) has been awarded the Grant for Young Artists in the 30th anniversary year of The Praemium Imperiale. Awarded by the Imperial Family of Japan on behalf of the Japan Arts Association, the global arts prize includes five categories not covered by The Nobel Prize – painting, …

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Dragonfly Tea and Henley Literary Festival launch nationwide children’s writing competition and pledge support to Beanstalk

Children aged five to 15 across the country are being invited to enter the Dragonfly Tea Story Competition, with book vouchers and a prize-giving at one of the UK’s leading book festivals on offer to the winners. 2018 marks the fourth consecutive year the Berkshire-based tea company has teamed up …

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7,000 volunteering hours spent helping children become more confident readers across England every week

Over 7,000 hours are volunteered every week to help children become confident and able readers across primary schools and early years settings in England, according to children’s reading charity Beanstalk. The organisation trains and supports reading helpers to provide one-to-one support to children aged 3 to 13 in a variety …

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Private tuition agency teams up with charity to help disadvantaged learners to university

It was last week reported that the university diversity drive is failing Britain’s ‘poorest’ students. Statistics released by UCAS, the admissions body, showed that there were 12,760 university applications from the UK’s richest postcode areas for the September 2018 intake, compared to a meagre 7,210 applications from students living in …

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Falcons Pre-Prep Superheroes raise over £3,000

Superheroes at Falcons Pre-Preparatory School for Boys have recently participated in a ‘funathalon’, raising over £3,000 for their charity of the year. Determined pupils at the Chiswick-based school dressed up as their favourite superhero and competed in an energetic assault course. In a bid to raise much-needed funds for Syria …

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