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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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18th December 2019

Raising aspirations for primary children at Newcastle upon Tyne

18th December 2019

Overview Beech Hill Primary School recently organised a Primary Futures event as part of their aspirations programme focused on career-related learning. The event was successfully completed with three volunteers from varied professional backgrounds, including a solicitor, a pharmaceutical apprentice and a police officer, along with an enthusiastic class of Years 5 and 6 children. After […]

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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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2nd August 2019

Primary Futures: A Year

2nd August 2019

It has been a fantastic year at Primary Futures with hundreds of aspiration raising activities taking place in schools across the country and thousands of children benefitting from talking to volunteers from the world of work. Throughout this academic year, teachers up and down the country have used Primary Futures to invited volunteers into their […]

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25th July 2019

Raising Aspirations in North Lincolnshire

25th July 2019

Since the showcase event in North Lincolnshire earlier this month, Primary Futures has been going from strength to strength in the area with schools planning exciting activities with Primary Futures volunteers to raise aspirations and broaden horizons. With strong backing from North Lincolnshire Council, schools in the area have shown great ambition to show children […]

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