Two leading providers of development programmes for schoolchildren have joined up to raise the aspirations of students in the north of England and beyond.
Positive Footprints and Primary Futures both work with schools to open up the world of work for primary school children, helping them learn more about possible career choices and the importance of education.
Through its Raising Aspirations programme, Positive Footprints gets pupils to think about their futures and develop key skill associated with the world of work in a fun and engaging way. The programme is an out of box solution for schools, with all the necessary materials provided for teachers to deliver the programme in the classroom.
Primary Futures connects schools with inspirational and diverse volunteers from a range of different employers. The volunteers come into schools and talk to children about their jobs, raising aspirations and connecting the world of work with the classroom.
The partnership will see both organisations bring their programmes together to enable schools to run the Raising Aspirations programme and access business volunteers for career carousel events, giving schools a broader range of resources.
Lesley Burrows, Managing Director of Positive Footprints, said: “We are really excited to be bringing these two fantastic programmes together and offering schools the best chance of preparing their students for the transition to secondary school.
“Separately, both Positive Footprints and Primary Futures have hugely positive impacts on schools and school children across the country, but we believe that this partnership will bring so much to our offer.”
Nick Chambers, CEO of Education and Employers the charity that runs Primary Futures said: “Meeting our volunteers from the world of work chatting about their jobs can really help to spark primary school children’s imaginations about what they want to be when they grow up.
“It also helps them to understand how important what they learn at school is to them in later life. We are delighted to be partnering with Positive Footprints and look forward to working together to broaden the aspirations of primary school children in the north of England and beyond.”