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Competition Winners Announced!

This year's READS Black History Month Competition - themed on the 2012 Olympics - attracted loads of entries from all age groups!

See the winning entries here!

Black History Month: October 2012

Black History Month is celebrated every October in the UK. This year, Gloucestershire schools are invited to take part in a competition with an Olympics theme, organised by Clare Cody, READS.

Find out how to enter here!

Czech/Slovak Family Day: July 2012

On Saturday 14th July, members of the Roma community in Gloucester joined in a Family Fun Day

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International Day at Dean Close:July

On Thursday 5th July, seventy EAL students from 12 schools across Gloucestershire, were invited to attend an International Day at Dean Close school in Cheltenham .... Read more here ...

Traveller Awards Evening: June 2012

Held at the Picturedrome, Barton Street 28 June 2012
The 2012 Awards Evening was a fantastic evening celebrating the achievements of Traveller children and young people in our county. Over 75 pupils were nominated for awards from 13 different schools ....  Read more here ...

Fishpool Awards Evening: May 2012

Held at the Picturedrome, Barton Street 17 May 2012
The 2012 Awards Evening was another joyous and successful occasion. This year the packed programme was expanded to include performances from eight schools.

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Community Languages Celebration: Feb 2012

A second annual celebratory evening event was held at The University of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls campus.

The different community language classes all gave a brief introduction, followed by performances by some of the young people, who demonstrated their linguistic skills through song, dance, poetry and plays.

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Black History Month: October 2011

Black History Month is celebrated every October in the UK. This year, Gloucestershire schools took part in a competition organised by READS.

This competition had a literary focus, and the winners have now been announced!

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Fishpool Awards Evening: May 2011

On 19 May 2011 we held a very special Fishpool Awards Evening: Our Tenth Anniversary Celebration!

The Picturedrome was once more packed with a very enthusiastic audience and the schools excelled in their performances!

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A Celebration of Community Languages:

March 10th 2011

A celebratory evening event was held at The University of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls campus. At present there are 11 Community classes funded by READS. Some have been in existence for many years, others are more recently established but each has a common purpose … to celebrate their language and cultural diversity. Read more ...

Dean Close Fun Day July 1st

This has been an annual event for a number of years. Dean Close open up their school and facilities and we at READS organise 50 bilingual pupils from a number of schools to spend the day at the Cheltenham school, taking part in a wide range of activities. Read more ...

University Problem Solving Day June 25th

To acknowledge potentially gifted and talented BME pupils, READS, working with LA Maths, Science and ICT consultants and STEM, organised an action packed day, hosted by the University of Gloucestershire. Read more ...

GRT Awards Evening June 24th:

A Time to Shine

The Gloucestershire Gypsy Roma Traveller Awards evening held on June 24 at the Picturedrome Theatre, Gloucester was certainly a time for many local Traveller girls and boys to shine. Read more ...

Fishpool Awards Evening May 20th

The Fishpool Awards Evening was held at The Picturedrome, Barton Street, Gloucester. First established in 2002, this event is always well attended and is seen as a “mini Notting Hill” burst of celebration, aspiration, huge talent and wide ranging entertainment. Read more ...


We celebrate this tournament in verse, this year.

Why not encourage your students at your school to write Haikus about this great international event and stimulate both literacy and numeracy?

Haikus are 3 lines long: the first line comprises 5 syllables, the second line 7 syllables and the third line 5 syllables.

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Refugee Week is a unique opportunity to discover and celebrate the contributions refugees bring to the UK.

Visit the Refugee Week website to find out more ...