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16th July 2020

Our year at Primary Futures

16th July 2020

Full of achievements, celebrations and challenges, this academic year has been like no other. We’d like to share highlights from Primary Futures schools this year and thank our supporters and stakeholders for continuing to help inspire younger generations.  Impact Since September 2019, over 1,000 schools have worked with us to reach over 250,000 children and young people. This includes helping […]

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29th June 2020

Starting early – article published in the latest edition of the Career Development Institute Magazine

29th June 2020

This article appeared in the June 2020 edition of CareerMatters, the magazine for the career development sector published by the Career Development Institute. The importance of career-related learning in primary schools In responding to the Covid pandemic much of the focus of the careers profession is rightly on the needs of secondary / tertiary students […]

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17th June 2020

London Careers Festival 2020

17th June 2020

The virtual London Careers Festival will be hosted by the City of London Corporation from 29 June – 3 July 2020. The event is designed to connect students with the world of work, to introduce them to the diverse array of opportunities offered across Greater London and beyond, and to fuel their imaginations and help […]

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17th June 2020

Upcoming CPD webinars for primary schools

17th June 2020

Over the coming weeks we are hosting a series of CPD webinars for teachers looking at integrating career-related learning, how to use Primary Futures virtually and in-school, and the impact of our primary programme.   Primary Futures Teacher CPD – Friday 19th June, 10am Using internationally recognised research we’ve conducted around career-related learning in primary schools, […]

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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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27th May 2020

Webinar series: Virtual interactive sessions

27th May 2020

Over the next two weeks, Inspiring the Future will be hosting a series of short 15-minute information webinars to provide more details about the new virtual interactive sessions to interested schools and stakeholders. These webinars will include information on what the sessions involve for primary and secondary students, safeguarding procedures in place, how to sign […]

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14th May 2020

Our Future Derby: New webinars for schools, volunteers and interested parties

14th May 2020

The Our Future Derby project has launched a series of webinars, providing opportunities to learn more about the progress of the project and recent evaluation findings from Derby, as well as for teachers and volunteers to access dedicated online training to help with embedding career-related learning in primary schools. The project has been delivering a […]

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22nd April 2020

Supporting young people and schools virtually during Covid 19 

22nd April 2020

Over the last few weeks schools and colleges have been focusing on ensuring the safety and well-being of all our children and young people and helping them to continue with their education and learning. They have responded with amazing speed, as have parents and carers now involved in home schooling. This is a particularly difficult, unsettling and disruptive […]

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18th March 2020

Inspiring the Future and Primary Futures events suspended

18th March 2020

In line with the latest government advice concerning non-essential travel and contact, we have suspended all face-to-face events with schools until further notice. The health, safety and wellbeing of our volunteers, schools, and the wider community is our top priority. Working with schools, we are exploring other ways to inspire young people, including remote access options. […]

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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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