The relationship of Rotary Club of Bristol Breakfast with the Bridge Learning Campus in Hartcliffe Bristol

Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club Empowers Bridge Learning Campus Community


The Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club continues its unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on the Bridge Learning Campus (BLC) community, situated in the heart of Hartcliffe, one of Bristol's most deprived areas. Over the years, a strong bond has been forged between the club, the dedicated staff, and the resilient children of BLC, with several initiatives aimed at enhancing the educational experience and well-being of the students.

One such initiative is the annual "Kids Out" Fun day at Cattle Country in South Gloucestershire, where children, including those with special needs, are treated to a day of joy and laughter. This cherished tradition ensures that every child, regardless of their circumstances, gets to experience the simple pleasures of childhood.

Recognising the importance of a nutritious start to the day, the club provides breakfast for approximately 250 children each day during term time. This not only aids in improving concentration in class but also ensures that no child goes without a meal.

During the challenging times of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, the Rotary Club sprung into action to address the digital divide. Over 130 laptops and tablets were assembled and distributed to students who lacked access to essential IT equipment, ensuring that their education continued uninterrupted.

Furthering their commitment to education and skill development, the Rotary Club organises the STEM Technology Tournament annually. This event not only ignites a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) but also imparts crucial skills such as teamwork, communication, and time management to young participants.

Another groundbreaking project initiated by the club is the Learning and Mentorship Programme (LAMP). This program, accredited by the Institute of Leadership, provides learners with essential skills for the future, such as self-awareness, teamwork, project planning, and communication. Upon successful completion, students receive certificates from both the Institute of Learning and Rotary, recognising their achievements.

The Bridge Learning Campus stands out as an all-through school, providing education from nursery to GCSE level. With values centred on building, respect, inspiration, daring, grafting, and empowering, BLC creates a nurturing environment where every child is supported to succeed in both school and life.

The Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club's ongoing dedication to the Bridge Learning Campus exemplifies the power of community collaboration and serves as a beacon of hope for the students of Hartcliffe, empowering them to reach their full potential.