Brilliant Britain - Episode 8 - Reading
03 February 2014, 01:06
Join Anna Whiteley and Tom Quante as they take us on a tour of the Berkshire town of Reading.
Home to over 700 species of plants and animals, The Living Rainforest immerses its visitors in a real rainforest experience. Operated and run by the Trust for Sustainable Living, the Living Rainforest aims to promote the value of ecosystems and sustainable living.
More information: http://www.livingrainforest.org/
The Ufton Court Educational Trust, housed in an impressive Tudor court manor, aims to teach young people about Tudor history in an engaging and innovative way, with fun costumes, dancing and a whole range of outdoor activities.
More information: http://www.uftoncourt.co.uk/
Sir John Madejski
Meet Sir John Madejski, Reading’s local hero. Having grown up in Reading, Madejski went on to become Chairman of Reading’s F.C in 1990 and Chancellor of Reading University. However Madejski still finds time to give back to the community with the opening of the JohnMadejski Academy, a local school which specialises in sport.
Humanutopia is a social enterprise company which creates and runs life-changing courses in schools for students and staff alike. The aim of all their courses is to inspire people to “be the change” they want to see in their local communities. Find out about the impact Humanutopia had on the students of the John Madejski Academy.
More information: http://www.humanutopia.com/
A Big Lottery Funded charity, Launchpad helps local disadvantaged kids and homeless people in Reading get back on their feet. Launchpad’s basic principle is to help people regain their independence by providing safe housing, confidence-building life skills and job training.
More information: http://www.launchpadreading.org.uk/
Bear and the Woods
The debut video from Reading’s answer to Mumford and Sons, Bear and the Woods share with us their new single Run Rabbit Run.
More information: http://bearandthewoods.com/