The school you wish you'd attended.
By purchasing Rekindle merchandise you are supporting our new school and a fresh attempt to educate differently. This school has been created by young people from Manchester, with lived experience of how the UK school system lacks soul and fails to nourish all.
What is Rekindle?
Rekindle was born from the dreams of an award-winning charity founder and former teacher, Ruth Ibegbuna. The supplementary school is essentially led by an active, young management group from South Manchester all aged between 17-24. We have all grown up attending South Manchester schools and understand the tensions between underfunded schools and young people; many of the problems have been worsened by the pandemic. A pure love for education and the opportunities it can provide has been caught in a crossfire. That is why we have set up a supplementary school that will focus on providing Support, Nourishment encouraging Achievement and to Protect young people.
Rekindle recognises it takes considerable understanding to ignite the embers of soulful learning: communities, families, day schools, role models, nutritious meals, an awareness of physical and mental wellbeing and the creation of flexible networks to support young people. With a rounded and responsive team of dedicated professionals, we’ll encourage young people to dare to aspire to achieve their highest potential. Daring to dream is the beginning of our young people achieving things they may not yet understand is theirs for the snatching. Put very simply; we are a group of young people and radical teachers forming the school we all wish we’d attended!
Where Are We Based?
After a painstaking search for a suitable base, Rekindle spent 6 months at the Manchester Museum. It was an amazing site that the young people enjoyed and we were incredibly grateful for, but it was not a long term solution. After some protracted wrangling, we managed to obtain our stunning St Mary's Courtyard site. We are open from 4pm til 7pm Tuesday - Friday and provide a free meal, education support and a welcome to students aged between 11 and 14 who might not be getting everything they need from their regular school. Once we have our outdoor space spruced up, it will be even more incredible!
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