Breakthrough Learning pilot programme demonstrates benefits of learning how to learn at a young age

PRESS RELEASE - 12 March 2019

Breakthrough Learning, a charity working with children to help develop their thinking skills, has just completed a pilot of its Smart Thinkers programme in partnership with Rainbows Montessori nursery in Burghfield. The Breakthrough Learning team worked closely with nursery staff to share strategies developed specifically to develop children’s cognition through play using mediated learning.

Read More
Richard Boud
Breakthrough Learning is now live on The Good Exchange

Breakthrough Learning’s funding application for a building has been accepted on to The Good Exchange platform. Owned by Greenham Trust, this is a fabulous platform that enables charitable projects, donors and fundraisers to work together. Put simply, it is an online site where those seeking funds can find those with funds to give.

Visit our page and help us to raise funds to rent a building from which to base ourselves.

Read More
Write Size teams up with Breakthrough Learning

Write Size Ltd, home to the World’s first ever range of age appropriate pencils specially designed to fit children’s hands to promote better handwriting has teamed up with charity “Breakthrough Learning.” The charity, which is fast gathering support and momentum in UK helps children reach their full potential by giving them the right skill set and tools to become effective learners.

Read More
Richard Boud
Aim high and believe

Her parents, Vanessa and Paul, were told to terminate the pregnancy, “She won’t be able to walk or talk”.

But the professionals were wrong. Alice walks, talks and embraces life to the full. As a toddler, she was frequently described as a ‘busy lady’ and was never one for sitting quietly in a corner, always curious to explore her environment and learn new things.

Read More
Richard Boud
Research study gets underway

Spring 2018 saw Breakthrough Learning kick off a research project working in collaboration with Reading and Kingston Universities. The project aims to evaluate the effect of using Mediated Learning to develop the cognition of children with Down’s Syndrome.

Read More
Richard Boud
Pilot study

The aim of our first pilot study was to raise awareness and generate evidence to demonstrate the outcomes, effectiveness and benefits of the Feuerstein’s Mediated Learning and Instrumental Enrichment programmes in primary schools and with children with Down's Syndrome.

Read More
Richard Boud