15th June 2020

Case study: Introducing virtual interactive ‘What’s My Line?’ sessions

15th June 2020

In May, Primary Futures held the first two virtual ‘What’s My Line?’ sessions with reception to Year 6 children from Newark Hill Academy in Peterborough and Wistaston Academy in Cheshire. These new interactive sessions mirror the in-school assemblies, allowing pupils to guess volunteers’ jobs through hints and props before learning about what they do.  Children joined the 30-minute sessions on an online webinar platform. After a hello from teachers and the volunteers, Primary Futures hosts introduced the activity and rules of the ‘What’s My Line?’ game. […]

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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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4th October 2019

Raising Aspirations

4th October 2019

Zoe Mawson, Head Teacher, Beckfoot Heaton Primary School & Nursery, Bradford Our school serves an area of high deprivation in Bradford, West Yorkshire, within one of the 10% most deprived wards in the country. In 2016, we created a 3 year vision which we named, “Growing To Be Great”. Prior to this, expectation and ambition […]

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4th October 2019

Primary Futures is Expanding!

4th October 2019

As the new academic year starts, we are pleased to announce that Primary Futures will be expanding to work with more schools over the next academic year thanks to funding from AKO Foundation and the Department for Education / Careers & Enterprise Company Primary Fund. Primary Futures received the largest amount of funding from the […]

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10th April 2019

‘This event inspires everybody’

10th April 2019

<strong><em>‘A brilliant initiative’ (volunteer), ‘I loved every single person who came to our classroom’ (pupil)</em></strong> Just two of the scores of quotes following the launch of Inspiring Dorset. On 3 April we held a Primary Futures event at Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School &amp; Community Nursery followed by a speed networking event as […]

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9th April 2019

‘This event inspires everybody’

9th April 2019

‘A brilliant initiative’ (volunteer), ‘I loved every single person who came to our classroom’ (pupil) Just two of the scores of quotes following the launch of Inspiring Dorset. On 3 April we held a Primary Futures event at Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School & Community Nursery followed by a speed networking event as […]

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8th April 2019

8th April 2019

‘A brilliant initiative’ (volunteer), ‘I loved every single person who came to our classroom’ (pupil) Just two of the scores of quotes following the launch of Inspiring Dorset. On 3 April we held a Primary Futures event at Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School & Community Nursery followed by a speed networking event as […]

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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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