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21st June 2021

To infinity and beyond: volunteers enliven children’s topic learning of space, STEM and showtime through themed activities

21st June 2021

It’s been a lively start to the summer term for Primary Futures schools! Teachers have invited our volunteers to take part in motivating activities to enrich children’s learning, substitute for missed summer trips, and support Year 6-7 transitions. Virtual volunteers have presented greater opportunities to link with topic learning, from Space to the Wild West. […]

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30th April 2021

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you are” – an incredible life story, and inspiring advice from recent virtual activities

30th April 2021

Over the past weeks, Primary Futures schools have put on some fantastic virtual activities for their children, hearing from volunteers working in the arts, business, and even learning about the incredible work of Dame Mary Richardson in a special talk about her life. Read on to find inspiration and top tips for your own virtual […]

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12th March 2021

National Careers Week 2021: “I learnt that any gender and any race can do any job.” 

12th March 2021

National Careers Week saw exciting activities running with schools across the UK to help children broaden their horizons and raise aspirations for their futures. Activities of course looked different this year, running virtually instead of face-to-face with children tuning in from their school classrooms and from their devices at home. We know the strong impact […]

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9th February 2021

Virtual sessions in 2021: How schools are adapting to home-learning

9th February 2021

Want to find out what Primary Futures schools have been planning so far in 2021? Have a read about these two activities that enabled children to learn about the world of work from a range of role models. School staff, children, and even parents have told us how valuable these activities are – find out […]

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14th December 2020

Gillian Keegan MP, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, takes part in a Primary Futures virtual event, chatting to children about her career and answering their questions 

14th December 2020

On Wednesday 9th December, children at Ossett South Parade Primary School in Wakefield got to meet four exciting volunteers from the world of work – a Minister, a Member of Parliament, an engineer and a graphic designer!  The Year 4 and 5 children were in different classrooms but were able to simultaneously interact with the volunteers from across the UK via the interactive virtual Classroom Chat.  After a welcome from Deputy […]

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2nd December 2020

Bringing a bit of festive cheer to children: Festive Futures

2nd December 2020

After such a difficult year, especially for young people, we’ve been asked by teachers and parents if we could help bring a bit of much-needed festive cheer. So with teachers and some mystery ‘festive’ volunteers, we have put together something we hope will bring us all a few smiles and laughs! View now: For teachers […]

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16th November 2020

Virtual activities: “Just do it. It’s been brilliant.”

16th November 2020

“I was really nervous, I thought the technology might not work and the children might sit there and not have any questions… but just do it. It’s been brilliant.” – Tracey Page, Headteacher at Stephenson Way Academy  Over the past few weeks, schools have created a range of virtual activities with Primary Futures volunteers providing their pupils with engaging […]

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15th October 2020

One year on – in times of uncertainty and change…

15th October 2020

“In times of uncertainty and change, the need to inspire our next generation is more important than ever.”  These are the opening words of our event at Drapers’ Hall, exactly a year ago, when we were joined by over 400 guests to launch the “I am #InspiringTheFuture” Campaign to coincide with the charity’s 10th anniversary.  Of course, so much has changed since then but these words are even more relevant today.   […]

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8th October 2020

New: Primary Careers Resources Platform launched by the Careers and Enterprise Company

8th October 2020

A new platform is being launched today which is aimed at supporting primary staff to deliver engaging career-related learning for their pupils, with tools, information and resources available including a self-assessment quiz for schools and examples of innovative practice. Aimed at primary educators as well as governors, employers, parents and carers, and careers leaders, the platform […]

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