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27th June 2017

Primary Futures awarded Edge Foundation funding

27th June 2017

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded funding from the Edge Foundation to expand our Primary Futures campaign in schools across the UK. With a generous grant of £50,000 we hope to extend the reach of primary schools we work with to be able to engage with 240,000 pupils. This funding will […]

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27th June 2017

Career Footsteps at Arnold Mill Primary School

27th June 2017

It was time for a primary school Career Footsteps event with Arnold Mill Primary School and eight volunteers. Taking part in classroom workshops, 90 Year 5 and 6 pupils were given the opportunity to hear from volunteers about the importance of working hard in school and the many different career paths they can one day […]

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26th June 2017

Primary Futures with the Department for Transport

26th June 2017

Volunteers from the Department for Transport, including the Permanent Secretary Bernadette Kelly and all her executive committee members as well as other staff including an apprentice, visited pupils at St Paul’s Cray School in Bromley, Orpington today . They took part in a transport themed Primary Futures event chatting to children about their job and […]

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15th June 2017

Primary Futures Lincolnshire

15th June 2017

Branston Junior Academy in Lincolnshire have held their first Primary Futures event and are encouraging other schools in the region to follow suit. 20 volunteers took part, talking to children about their job and career and how they use the subjects they did at school such as Maths, English, Science and Geography. The volunteers work […]

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1st June 2017

HELLO! Inspiring Women in Science

1st June 2017

Eagle eyed readers may have noticed some familiar faces in a range of magazines this week as our inspiring women volunteers appeared in the new advert for our Women in Science campaign, being run in partnership with L’Oréal. Thanks to the support and generosity of L’Oréal, full-page adverts promoting the campaign are being run in […]

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26th May 2017

Blackpool Aspirations Week: Monday 22nd May – Friday 26th May 2017

26th May 2017

Over 150 volunteers have been visiting primary schools across Blackpool this week to help raise aspirations and broaden the horizons of children in the areas. Below are a small selection of photographs. To see the rest please click here. To get involved either as a school or volunteer just visit the Primary Futures website.    The […]

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19th May 2017

Double gold: #RedrawtheBalance wins two national awards

19th May 2017

Our #RedrawtheBalance video, kindly made for our charity by MullenLowe London, last night won two gold prestigious marketing awards. The video, which has now had over 30 million views worldwide, reveals the realities of gender stereotyping by children from as young as five years old and how volunteers from the world of work going into […]

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12th May 2017

A double bill: Apprenticeships and Primary Futures

12th May 2017

We recently supported a double bill of events in Harlow, Essex at Longwood Primary Academy and Sir Charles Kao UTC with over 50 employer volunteers present and the  Rt. Hon Robert Halfon. The day covered a wide range of areas and activities from celebrating apprenticeships to quizzing volunteers to try and guess the jobs they do.    The first half […]

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9th May 2017

How volunteers from the world of work are making a difference in primary schools

9th May 2017

The National Association of Head Teachers has just published a five page article about the impact volunteers from the world of work are making on children. The NAHT represents over 28,500 school leaders in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Featured in their Leadership Focus magazine, the article explores the Primary Futures initiative and how it […]

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