Bradford has become the first city in the country to organise a week of inspirational careers events in both primary and secondary schools. The exciting new initiative, Inspiring Bradford, is designed to raise and broaden the aspirations of young people and provide them with a better understanding of the job opportunities and career routes that are open to them. It is hoped it will form a blueprint for other parts of the country.
The week of high-profile events runs from the 13 to 19 October and each day has a different theme: business and economy, diversity, women in science, the arts and career routes such as apprenticeships and university. It launches on Friday 13 October with a Primary Futures event at Beckfoot Heaton Primary School and Nursery and also visits Horton Grange Primary School, Samuel Lister Academy and The National Science and Media Museum.
High profile figures involved include: Andy Mellor, Incoming President, National Association of Head Teachers, Ann Mroz, Editor, Times Educational Supplement, Carolyn Fairbairn, Director General, CBI, Naz Shah, MP for Bradford, Sarah Lewis, Deputy Director, Opportunity Area, Department for Education and Zamia Bunglawala, Deputy Director, Race Audit, Cabinet Office.
Also being launched at the event is a three minute film about the importance of role models in primary schools featuring the OECD’s Director of Education, Andreas Schleicher.
General secretary Paul Whiteman said: “NAHT has been involved with Primary Futures right from the start. Primary Futures events in schools show young learners that anything is possible if they work hard and dream big.”
Events will be taking place throughout next week aimed at engaging both Primary and Secondary children with the world of work and business. Keep up-to-date by following @PrimaryFutures