7th February 2020

Children from across the UK visit 10 Downing Street to ask the PM questions

7th February 2020

On Thursday 30th January 2020 Year 5 and 6 pupils from six schools visited 10 No Downing Street. Ballysally Primary School, Coleraine NI Bramble Brae Primary, Aberdeen Culcheth Primary, Warrington Lainesmead Primary School, Swindon Soho Parish Primary School, London Welton Primary School, Bath & North-East Somerset They had been invited to take part in a […]

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6th February 2020

Children from across the UK visit 10 Downing Street to ask the PM questions

6th February 2020

On Thursday 30th January 2020 Year 5 and 6 pupils from six schools visited 10 No Downing Street. Ballysally Primary School, Coleraine NI Bramble Brae Primary, Aberdeen Culcheth Primary, Warrington Lainesmead Primary School, Swindon Soho Parish Primary School, London Welton Primary School, Bath & North-East Somerset They had been invited to take part in a […]

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31st January 2019

UK Teachers lead the way

31st January 2019

UK teachers have been leading the way in inspiring young people about their futures.  This was demonstrated to a global audience last week.  To coincide with the start of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, an event took place at the local primary school with a range of volunteers from the world of work.  […]

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23rd January 2019

Primary Futures comes to Davos

23rd January 2019

Following last year’s publication of the “Drawing the Future” report at Davos, Education and Employers has been liaising with the primary and secondary schools in Davos.  Asked to draw the jobs that they would like to do when they grow up, this table shows the results. Strikingly, the jobs they chose were based on solely […]

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23rd January 2019

Education and Employers and OECD launch joint report on the future of primary education and jobs

23rd January 2019

On Wednesday 23 January, the OECD and the UK-based charity Education and Employers launched a new report in Davos during the World Economic Forum:  Envisioning the Future of Education and Jobs: Trends, Data and Drawings. The report looks at the future of education and jobs and the challenges and opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It […]

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22nd January 2019

Belonging, Believing, Achieving with Primary Futures

22nd January 2019

We were delighted to be welcomed to Bramble Brae School on Wednesday 16 January to run one of our Primary Future events.  We organised a ‘What’s my Line’ quiz as well as speed networking events, allowing the pupils to speak to as many volunteers as possible. Amanda Murray, head teacher at Bramble Brae reflects on […]

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29th November 2018

Winners of primary school Drawing the Future competition meet their career heroes

29th November 2018

Winners of our Drawing the Future competition received their prizes at an awards ceremony at the British Academy last night and were thrilled to meet career models representing the jobs they drew. The nine winners were selected by judges – Neal Layton, author and illustrator; Ann Mroz, editor and digital publishing director of TES and […]

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15th November 2018

Starting early – the importance of career-related learning in primary school

15th November 2018

This article is an extended version of the blog Primary career education should broaden children’s horizons by Nick Chambers (CEO, Education and Employers) published by TES on 14 November 2018. The last few months have seen a sudden interest and enthusiasm for ‘careers education’ in primary schools. But many teachers and parents have expressed their concerns […]

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9th November 2018

A Celebration of British Engineering with Aston Martin, Brompton Bicycle and the RAF

9th November 2018

Aston Martin, Brompton Bicycle and the RAF – three iconic British brands – joined forces yesterday at a Primary Futures event to inspire and broaden the horizons of children about engineering.  Children from Broughton Fields Primary School in Milton Keynes met people doing a range of interesting jobs and were shown that engineering is open […]

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17th October 2018

Royal Warrant Holder’s Association inspire Bordesley Green Primary school children

17th October 2018

On Tuesday 16 October, volunteers from companies which hold a Royal Warrant visited Bordesley Green Primary School in Birmingham to meet the children and talk about the interesting and varied jobs they do. And the jobs were indeed interesting and varied – there were printers, bookbinders, chocolate makers, engineers of military accoutrements, tailors, cabinet makers, […]

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