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.

Aspiration raising morning at Parkwood Primary School in London

4th February 2020

4th February 2020

Parkwood Primary is a small school located in Finsbury Park, London. They have a population of 230 children and have a dedicated aspirations programme. They had planned to hold a Primary Futures Careers Morning in October to kick off the new academic year, but unfortunately their morning was cancelled due to flooding in the local […]

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What’s My Line assembly at The Green Way Academy in Hull

31st January 2020

31st January 2020

The Green Way Academy is proud to serve its community in North Hull and is proud to be part of the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) family. This term the children have been thinking about their hopes and dreams for the future and we wanted to create a really special event that would  inspire our pupils […]

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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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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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