10th March 2022

See Primary Futures in action on CBBC’s Newsround

10th March 2022

“Four inspirational women with pretty cool jobs” feature in Newsround this week, as part of CBBC’s International Women’s Day coverage. Firefighter Amy, robotics engineer Caroline, train driver Tahira and construction project manager Cassie met with Year 6 children at Coppull Parish Primary School, Chorley, to help challenge gender stereotypes.   The children had the chance […]

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1st February 2022

Link learning to upcoming awareness days, and steps to get planning

1st February 2022

Awareness days are a great way to show children the futures they could aspire to, while helping them understand the relevance of their learning to the wider world. Access our easy-to-use pre-recorded resources with volunteers for International Women’s Day, and invite inspiring volunteers to talk about World Book Day, World Maths Day and more. New […]

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8th November 2021

Explore new themed resources & steps to create exciting aspirational activities

8th November 2021

We can help you continue to support your children’s motivation and enthusiasm for their school subjects. Learn about new free resources available to you, gain inspiration from fellow schools planning aspirational activities, and find steps to replicate these for your pupils.  New pre-recorded resources  Access our new pre-recorded video activities exploring jobs in maritime and aviation! Perfect for KS2 and […]

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21st July 2021

Educators, you inspire us: reflect, celebrate and look ahead

21st July 2021

In a year of incredible challenges, we’ve been inspired by teachers’ passion and commitment to keep children’s education on an even keel. When you’ve had a chance to catch your breath, this article catches you up on some of the things Primary Futures schools have achieved this year and whets your appetite with all the […]

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15th July 2021

Scaling Up

15th July 2021

Today we publicly launch our report – ‘Scaling up: Developing and extending career-related learning in primary schools’. This report evaluates one of the projects we have worked on over the past 18 months to scale up our Primary Futures programme nationally. We are thrilled to share the findings with you!  Across England, 370 primary schools took part […]

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21st June 2021

To infinity and beyond: volunteers enliven children’s topic learning of space, STEM and showtime through themed activities

21st June 2021

It’s been a lively start to the summer term for Primary Futures schools! Teachers have invited our volunteers to take part in motivating activities to enrich children’s learning, substitute for missed summer trips, and support Year 6-7 transitions. Virtual volunteers have presented greater opportunities to link with topic learning, from Space to the Wild West. […]

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30th April 2021

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you are” – an incredible life story, and inspiring advice from recent virtual activities

30th April 2021

Over the past weeks, Primary Futures schools have put on some fantastic virtual activities for their children, hearing from volunteers working in the arts, business, and even learning about the incredible work of Dame Mary Richardson in a special talk about her life. Read on to find inspiration and top tips for your own virtual […]

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12th March 2021

National Careers Week 2021: “I learnt that any gender and any race can do any job.” 

12th March 2021

National Careers Week saw exciting activities running with schools across the UK to help children broaden their horizons and raise aspirations for their futures. Activities of course looked different this year, running virtually instead of face-to-face with children tuning in from their school classrooms and from their devices at home. We know the strong impact […]

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