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Youth Climate Summit 2020

05 November 2020

A virtual national youth climate summit involving pupils from Reading is taking place next week. Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) is one of the organisations supporting the event which aims to bring children and young people together from across the UK to demonstrate their commitment to tackling climate change. The summit, starting on Monday 9 …

National Care Leavers’ Week 

27 October 2020

Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) is celebrating the success of young people leaving care in Reading during National Care Leavers’ Week this week.  A programme of activities has been organised to mark the annual event which runs from 26 October to 1 November.  The week is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the achievements of Reading’s care leavers and to inspire young people in care.  Events this week will …

No child to go hungry in Reading this half-term

26 October 2020

Brighter Futures for Children is working with Reading Borough Council and partners to provide support to families who need help accessing regular meals for children within the borough during half-term. Families in difficulty who need help to provide regular meals for their children should call the One Reading Community Hub on 0808 1894325 from Monday 26 October.   The One Reading Community Hub …

Grant to support wellbeing of pupils as they return to school

21 August 2020

Funding to better equip schools to support the wellbeing of pupils as they return to class this autumn has been secured by Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC). The grant has been allocated to Reading from the government’s Wellbeing for Education Return project which aims to help schools promote children’s wellbeing, resilience and recovery in response …

Reading GCSE results 2020

20 August 2020

Pupils across Reading have been collecting their GCSE results today and can now start to plan their next steps. Candidates were unable to sit their GCSE exams this summer due to coronavirus restrictions. Following a recent announcement by the Department for Education, students are now receiving their centre assessment grades, calculated by their teachers based …