19th May 2017

Double gold: #RedrawtheBalance wins two national awards

19th May 2017

Our #RedrawtheBalance video, kindly made for our charity by MullenLowe London, last night won two gold prestigious marketing awards. The video, which has now had over 30 million views worldwide, reveals the realities of gender stereotyping by children from as young as five years old and how volunteers from the world of work going into […]

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12th May 2017

A double bill: Apprenticeships and Primary Futures

12th May 2017

We recently supported a double bill of events in Harlow, Essex at Longwood Primary Academy and Sir Charles Kao UTC with over 50 employer volunteers present and the  Rt. Hon Robert Halfon. The day covered a wide range of areas and activities from celebrating apprenticeships to quizzing volunteers to try and guess the jobs they do.    The first half […]

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9th May 2017

How volunteers from the world of work are making a difference in primary schools

9th May 2017

The National Association of Head Teachers has just published a five page article about the impact volunteers from the world of work are making on children. The NAHT represents over 28,500 school leaders in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Featured in their Leadership Focus magazine, the article explores the Primary Futures initiative and how it […]

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20th April 2017

Career Footsteps at Northlands School

20th April 2017

The Easter Break is only just coming to an end but the Career Footsteps programme is going full steam ahead with another regional event! This time it was Northlands School in Rugby who seized to opportunity to host their Career Footsteps session, helping their pupils to learn more about alternative routes into the world of […]

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5th April 2017

Inspiring the Future launches in Australia

5th April 2017

Inspiring the Future is now officially up and running in Australia following the launch event held in Western Sydney. In partnership with the Schools Industry Partnership, we’re delighted to celebrate Inspiring the Future Australia with an event that brought together Ministers, volunteers and students. See the Penrith City Gazette coverage. Building upon four years of […]

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29th March 2017

Our 35,000th volunteer

29th March 2017

We are delighted to announce the 35,000th volunteer has just signed up via the free Inspiring the Future on-line match-making service –  Jo McDonnell. Jo is an Independent Consultant in International Development and Impact Investing and is based in Cornwall. Completing her BSc Natural Science (Biology) at the University of Cambridge and gaining a MRes Environmental […]

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28th March 2017

Primary Futures – numeracy themed event at Perryfields Junior School

28th March 2017

Pupils at Perryfields Junior School in Chelmsford, Essex were today given the chance to see for themselves how what they learn at primary school can be used later in life. The numeracy themed event helped the children see the practical applications of what they are taught in the classroom. The aim was to broaden their […]

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8th February 2017

Volunteer blog post- Matthew Carlisle

8th February 2017

Please enjoy this blog post written by Matthew Carlisle, one of our Inspiring the Future volunteers. Matthew is a Senior Assistant Technician at the Leeds NHS teaching hospitals. A big thank you to Matthew for his wonderful account of volunteering.   ‘From a Young age, I always took an interest in building things. I spent a […]

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2nd February 2017

A format that works

2nd February 2017

Here is an example of a typical Inspiring the Future event being organised between a school and an employer which took place last week. If your school is interested please see the resource section on our website for advice and guidance on how to organise a similar event. We teamed up with 10x Future Technologies, […]

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