'Bridging the Gap'

Some children find school hard going, despite the best efforts of the school itself. They need extra one-on-one support. Red Cross volunteers from the ‘Bridging the Gap’ project help schools to give every pupil the future prospects they deserve.

In 2012, 396 volunteers from 71 branches were involved in the ‘Bridging the Gap’ scheme. Their number is increasing year on year, as is the number of requests for assistance from schools: in 2012, we helped 2,063 children with homework, classroom support activities and so on.  This was up from just 1,355 in 2011.

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