Aspiration raising morning at Parkwood Primary School in London

Parkwood Primary is a small school located in Finsbury Park, London. They have a population of 230 children and have a dedicated aspirations programme. They had planned to hold a Primary Futures Careers Morning in October to kick off the new academic year, but unfortunately their morning was cancelled due to flooding in the local area. The school was closed temporarily, and the morning had to be rescheduled…thankfully, they were able to set a new date for January and get back on track with their aspirational learning!

Volunteers sitting at the front of the Assembly during “What’s My Line?”

As part of their Careers Morning they planned a whole school “What’s My Line?” Assembly, followed by Speed Networking with the year 5 and 6 children. Five volunteers came along from a range of backgrounds such as a Health and Safety Advisor at the Royal Opera House and a Planning Manager from the National Offenders Management Service. The teacher organising the morning was Headteacher Paul Thomas. He commented that the children’s questions have improved since the last time they held a “What’s My Line?” Assembly. He believes that the children’s ability to engage with volunteers from the world of work is improving as they have more exposure to aspirational learning opportunities.

Paul is very much looking forward to planning future activities through Primary Futures!