For approaching twenty years this charity has helped severely bullied young people who self-exclude from school as a result of trauma or other compelling reasons, to get back on an academic track and reconnect with society. Each student at RB has their own harrowing story, but every student is linked by their shared desire to secure the future that an education offers.
Students at RB engage in personal full-time recovery programmes that encompass education, personal development and well-being. These can be at one of our established Learner Centres or via Red Balloon of the Air (our distance learning resource). Wherever they are, we want the work involved to be relevant but fun, challenging but unpressured, rigorous but relaxed and always conducted within a community where everyone is treated with unconditional positive regard and respect. We welcome curiosity and encourage students to think independently as they develop a love of learning.
If you travel through our website you will gain a better sense of who we are and what we offer. RB isn’t for everybody, so don’t worry if you discover that it’s not for you. Feel free though to make a donation on your way out if you can by clicking here. To watch a short film about Red Balloon please click here.
Finally, RB believes passionately that everyone should have access to a productive and fulfilling life. If bullying and trauma disrupt your education, prevent you from expressing yourself and scar your personal development then please get in touch. We want to hear from you – we are here to help, not judge.
Thanks for stopping by,
Chief Executive Officer