Free practical Primary Futures support!

The communication below has been sent to schools across the country …………. just in case you haven’t seen it I have reproduced an abridged version!

Would you like some free help with planning and organising a Primary Futures volunteer talk /visit this term?

In the run up to the end of this academic year, we are inviting primary schools who have registered (by clicking on the ‘sign up’ tab on http://www.inspiringthefuture.org/primary-futures/) to let us know if they would be interested in free practical help and advice in organising Primary Futures volunteer talks or visits. If you are interested and would like an informal chat about what is possible, just ring Basit Mahmood on 020 7566 4882 or email basit.mahmood@educationandemployers.org.

Primary Futures was developed with the National Association of Head Teachers and works through http://www.inspiringthefuture.org. Every day we work with schools to put on events with local volunteers – get in touch by 1 May and we can help you plan an event at your school.

Primary Futures allows schools anywhere in the country to find brilliant volunteers willing and able to talk to children about the jobs they do. We now have more than 20,000 people available, nationwide. They come from all walks of life and help bring learning to life, broaden and raise aspirations and challenge gender stereotypes by speaking about the work they do.

Around the country primary schools are inviting in volunteers to illustrate how they use English, maths, sciences, modern foreign languages and other subjects at work, to help children raise their own aspirations and see future possibilities they had perhaps never even thought of!

As with all Primary Futures activity our PF support is completely free.

New videos launched showing how teachers are using Primary Futures
We have recently developed some new short videos showing how teachers are using Primary Futures and planning activities. You can view the latest videos on our YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbjmE2OOALI-Eu66m2f1bLQ including a teacher’s guide to using the site https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKg3bnjqxUs&feature=youtu.be and some clips showcasing some previous Primary Futures volunteer talks and visits https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1uhJVf-tUlgdkCsOcQBOhs-oTqCEH0-1

Primary Futures certificates now available
We are delighted finally to announce the launch of specially printed and embossed Primary Futures certificates which will be awarded to all schools that have used Primary Futures to invite volunteers to inspire their children and broaden and raise their aspirations. For more information follow this link http://www.inspiringthefuture.org/schools-and-colleges/primary-futures-primary-schools/certificates/

If you have any questions, just give us a ring on 020 7566 4880. We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Basit
Primary FuturesTelephone 0207 566 4880
Email us at: enquiries@inspiringthefuture.org

Follow us: @Edu_employers and @PrimaryFutures
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By Steve Iredale

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