PASSION FOR LEARNING

Stop the press! Exciting news that we are going to be featured on BBC Radio 2 on Thursday 15th November between4-5pm as part of BBC Children in Need’s Takeover Radio 2 day. The voices of the children who attend our Enrichment Clubs at Westminster, Wolverham and Bluecoat Primary schools have been recorded for the programme. We have also chosen the music for this hour of the show, so we hope you can tune in and enjoy Passion for Learning’s moment of fame!

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Our Story

Passion for Learning was founded in 2011 with the intention of recruiting adults from all walks of life who could bring their experiences, enthusiasm and skills to children struggling to read and learn. Many children simply do not have the benefit of the enriching experiences that make learning fun. Limited opportunities and little knowledge of the wonders of the world in which they live mean that too many young people lack ambition and aspiration. Understanding individual children’s motivations and the barriers that they have to overcome to learn and achieve is the starting point for the work that we do. Within the community at large there are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of men and women who have the time and the inclination to enrich these children’s lives and open their eyes and doors to a brighter future. They help to introduce children to books that they want to read as well as games and activities that enable them to learn as they play.
In 2011 we started with just one school, six volunteers and 18 children. Our first volunteer meeting was held around one table. Just six years later we have over 130 volunteers working with over 400 children and our meetings have outgrown some of Chester’s larger venues.

What We Do

We recruit people from our schools’ own communities willing and able to give around 3 hours a week to work with the children. Once trained our volunteers work one to one with the same three children every week and for up to a year or even more. Each session and every relationship is unique. In addition to providing exciting books that the child wants to read and use, our sessions draw on the skills and interests of both the volunteer and the child. Whilst one child might be constructing a 3D jigsaw, another might be learning a new game or preparing a collage. The only thing that is common to every single session is the sense of fun and the commitment to giving each child the ‘special time’ that they value so much.

Upcoming Events

Fundraising Gin Tasting event

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

As a small charity we rely on the generous support of funders and businesses to enable us to make a difference to children in our local communities. If you would like to contribute towards our work by making a regular donation, we would be hugely grateful. Thank you for your support.

Your donation will help Passion for Learning’s work to support children to achieve their full potential. Thank you for your contribution.