This week and next, we’re celebrating Primary Futures Week in KS2.
Primary Futures connects primary schools with inspirational, diverse volunteers from a range of careers, who come into school to talk to children about their jobs and show how what they are learning at school can lead to an interesting, exciting future. Our in-school activities feed children’s curiosity, break down stereotypes and opens their eyes to future possibilities.
We know that for children of primary age, making a connection between what they learn in the classroom and how it relates to the world of work isn’t easy. Primary Futures Week is intended to change that. Children who can see the relationship between what they are learning and the possibilities it opens up for them in later life are likely to be far more motivated to achieve.
Getting the chance to meet a wide range of people, from a range of different backgrounds, doing different jobs is particularly important for those children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Primary Futures Week helps children understand how achieving at school can lead to a satisfying, fulfilling career, in whatever they desire.
This week, our children have met professionals from the world of civil engineering, quantity surveying, photography and computing, who each talked about the things they love about their jobs. Moreover, children learned about the qualities, qualifications and experiences they needed to achieve their dream jobs. The children were also given opportunities to talk about their ambitions too. Their aspirations range form astro-physicist to zoologist!