Hear from schools and teachers

Inspiring the Future volunteers can support a host of activities in Primary schools.

Different schools use Primary Futures in different ways. You can hear about some of these in the stories below. Use them as inspiration to help you plan your own school sessions as well as for some helpful tips on how to get the most of your Primary Futures account.

If your school has ran an inspiring activity that you would like to share with others you can share it here.

Media volunteers for a novel newsletter project

20th June 2019

20th June 2019

Rebecca Halliday, a teacher at Notley Green Primary School, wanted to find volunteers from media to come in and talk to her pupils about their careers. Using Primary Futures to find these volunteers, she was able to run a successful event where the children were inspired and motivated, producing an article for their year’s newsletter.  […]

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Careers speed networking

10th June 2019

10th June 2019

Tracy Dell, Headteacher at Crossley Fields School, ran a careers speed networking event, using Primary Futures to invite 22 volunteers into school to talk to her pupils. A careers speed networking activity is a great way to introduce children to loads of volunteers from different industries and sectors, which is what Tracy did for her […]

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Primary Futures comes to Davos

23rd January 2019

23rd January 2019

Following last year’s publication of the “Drawing the Future” report at Davos, Education and Employers has been liaising with the primary and secondary schools in Davos.  Asked to draw the jobs that they would like to do when they grow up, this table shows the results. Strikingly, the jobs they chose were based on solely […]

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Inspiring for Life

10th December 2018

10th December 2018

Hear first-hand from Joanne, PP Lead Teacher at Ashfield Park Primary School, how they used Primary Futures to organise an 'Inspired for Life Week', giving the children the opportunity to be inspired by a range of exciting people from the world of work.

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#FantasticFutures at Westfield Primary School and Nursery

25th October 2018

25th October 2018

Using Primary Futures, Westfield Park Primary connected with a huge range of inspirational visitors. Employees from the MOD, Royal Navy, NHS, Virgin Media and local universities were just some of the Inspiring the Future volunteers who joined them for their #FantasticFutures week .

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Aspiration Assemblies at Ladybarn Primary School

25th September 2018

25th September 2018

Ian Caldwell, Deputy Head Teacher at Ladybarn Primary School has been using the Primary Futures platform to run a series of aspiration assemblies. Inviting volunteers to speak in an assembly is a brilliant, easy way to give children the opportunity to interact with someone from the world of work, bringing careers to life. This interaction […]

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Primary Futures at St. Anne’s RC Primary School with MP Lucy Powell

27th July 2018

27th July 2018

On 15 June, the children at St. Anne’s RC Primary School in Manchester were delighted to be joined by a range of volunteers from the world of work, including local MP Lucy Powell. This short blog gives us an overview of what the event incurred and why Jacqueline Greene, Deputy Headteacher, chose to run a […]

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Welton Primary School

22nd July 2018

22nd July 2018

John Snell, Head Teacher, at Welton Primary School shares his experience and reasons for organising a Primary Futures event at his school. Welton Primary School has held two successful careers days with visiting volunteers. John, and his school, organises such events due to their passion for raising the aspirations of the young people in their […]

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