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.

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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Inspiring Sports Enthusiasts at Oxford Gardens Primary School

17th July 2018

17th July 2018

In this short blog, Lelia Kent, Deputy Head Teacher, at Oxford Gardens Primary School shares her experience and reasons for organising a Primary Futures event at her school. The event consisted of a What’s my line? assembly followed by careers speed networking. “We wanted to expose children, particularly some of those from more deprived backgrounds, to careers that they […]

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Beckfoot Heaton Primary School & Nursery

25th June 2018

25th June 2018

Zoe Mawson, Head Teacher, at Beckfoot Heaton Primary School and Nursery has organised many Primary Futures events for her school using Inspiring the Future, including a university visit for the children focusing on science as part of our Women in Science campaign. In this short blog post, she shares a little bit about the events […]

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