Here at Primary Futures we are always looking for ways to broaden children’s horizons by introducing them to a huge range of exciting futures. Which is why we’re delighted to announce that we have partnered with First News to help widen the access children have to first-hand information about the huge range of possibilities open to them.
First News who publish the UK’s only newspaper for young people, have now launched a free-to-use website: FirstCareers.co.uk. The website has been created to inspire and motivate primary and secondary school pupils, helping them to explore the exciting opportunities available to them after their education. All job profiles on their website feature people from the world of work being interviewed by young people. And with an ever-growing library of more than 150 exciting job profiles – from traditional professions to the most innovative and quirky – their website introduces young people and children to a world of possibilities.
Primary Futures connects primary schools with inspirational and diverse volunteers from a range of jobs, who come into school to talk to children and show how what they are learning at school can lead to an interesting, exciting future. The First Careers website provides an excellent resource to support such Primary Futures events.
Teachers can invite Primary Futures volunteers in to speak to their class and then introduce them to further interesting jobs on the First Careers website. Or ask pupils to use the website to explore future possibilities and then invite volunteers in so that they can ask questions in real-time. How you use both resources together is completely up to you, but by introducing your class to our volunteers as well as the huge range of job profiles on the First Careers website you can continue to broaden the children in your classes’ horizons.
Visit our campaign page to discover more about how this partnership will help you to feed children’s curiosity and break down stereotypes by widening the access children have to a range of people doing different jobs.