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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.

Aspirations Morning at Reid Street Primary School in Darlington

9th March 2020

9th March 2020

Reid Street Primary School is a school with around 400 children in Darlington in an area of high deprivation. Joanne Davison teaches at the school and had used Primary Futures a couple of years ago to organise an aspirations week which allowed her children to be exposed to a wide range of volunteers from the […]

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Careers Day at Royles Brook Primary School in Lancashire

6th March 2020

6th March 2020

Royles Brook is a Primary School based in Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire, and has over 270 pupils. Royles Brook held a very exciting and enjoyable Careers Day on Thursday 27th February with all of the children eagerly awaiting the afternoon. Chris Morris (Year 6 teacher), who organised the activity, said that he was really pleased at the […]

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Aspirations Day at Allens Croft Primary School in Birmingham

27th February 2020

27th February 2020

Allens Croft Primary School is located in Kings Heath in Birmingham and has approximately 380 students. The school is in an area of high social and economic disadvantage and parental aspiration is low, which has a knock-on effect on their children. The children are exposed to a limited number of career options which the school […]

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Careers Day at Beaumont Community Primary School in Suffolk

27th February 2020

27th February 2020

Beaumont Community Primary School is a small school in a rural setting in Hadleigh, Suffolk. Mayleen Atima, headteacher at the school, planned a Careers Day for her children on Wednesday the 12th of February, with a whole school ‘What’s My Line?’ Assembly followed by Speed Networking for the year 6 children. Speed Netowkring sessions involve […]

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Aspirations Afternoon at Parker’s Church of England Primary School in Norfolk

20th February 2020

20th February 2020

Parker’s Church of England Primary School is a primary school in Norfolk. Annette Cooper is a Primary Futures Teacher Ambassador and she held her first Primary Futures activity on the 4th of February. Annette was quite nervous to organise the activity but was determined to broaden her children’s horizons. She planned an Aspirations Afternoon for […]

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Aspirations Day at Strathmore Primary School in Angus

20th February 2020

20th February 2020

Strathmore Primary School is a primary school in Angus, Scotland. The school organised an Aspirations Day on Wednesday 12th February 2020. The children at this school come from a mixed socio-economic background, so the Principal Teacher, Ruth McFarlane, was passionate about raising aspirations. Ruth also wanted to emphasise the importance of numeracy and literacy through […]

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Enterprise Week at Leen Mills Primary School in Nottingham

14th February 2020

14th February 2020

Leen Mills Primary School is a larger-than-average-sized primary school in Nottingham. The school had a unique take on using Primary Futures, as they incorporated volunteers from the world of work into their Enterprise Week in their school. This entailed children competing to create, market and sell a product throughout the week as part of team, […]

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Careers Day at Tangmere Primary Academy in West Sussex

7th February 2020

7th February 2020

Tangmere Primary Academy is a village primary school with a nursery for 3-11 years old with over 180 pupils based in Chichester, West Sussex. The school is part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT). Tangmere Primary Academy held an exciting Careers Day on Thursday the 30th of January, with a total of 12 volunteers inspiring […]

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Raising aspirations at Short Wood Primary School in Telford

5th February 2020

5th February 2020

Short Wood Primary School is in a deprived area in Telford. The school hadn’t previously done any careers related activities before. so were really motivated to invite volunteers into their school to raise their children’s aspirations and increase their knowledge of a wide range of job roles. Using Primary Futures, they organised for 10 volunteers […]

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