Partner agencies

My Future My Choice works with the following agencies and businesses. A list of all of the business supporters can be found here.

Bristol Initiative Charitable Trust 

The Bristol Initiative Charitable Trust is a grass roots charity improving the lives of people living in the greater Bristol Region. It has worked with My Future My Choice for the last five years to implement exciting education programmes with business partners for schools and communities.

 

Engine Shed

Engine Shed is an entrepreneurial hub housing business incubators (SETsquared Bristol for high-tech, high growth businesses), a creative training provider boomsatsuma, Invest Bristol + Bath helping companies find new premises and TechSPARK for all of your tech events and info in the West.

It’s all about meeting and sharing and is both a venue and a project that stimulates innovation and long-term, sustainable economic growth by supporting organisations and our diverse local community in fulfilling their potential. That is why we are pleased to be the host for Learning Ships and the boat making part of the activity in Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Grade I listed rail station at Temple Meads, built in 1841. See more

 

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

The  Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is a treasure house of Egyptian mummies, art, dinosaurs and nature in a fantastic setting. My Future My Choice provides exciting practical workshops to help bring portraits to life and engage children and their families in the advantages of visiting the free cultural venues in their city.

 

M Shed Museum

M Shed is a Bristol museum located on Prince's Wharf beside the Floating Harbour. My Future My Choice works with M Shed volunteers and working industrial machinery to contextualise learning. This includes children operating Cargo Cranes high above the dock.

MV Balmoral

The Balmoral is an in-shore passenger vessel. From September to May it is a Floating Classroom for our practical workshop, moored outside the M Shed Museum and providing access to their working industrial-heritage cranes, boats and trains.In the summer the aim is to take school groups out into the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel.

Bristol Packet Boats

The Bristol Packet Boat Trips Company was established in 1973 to take passengers on trips around Bristol's Floating Harbour and onto the Avon, with an old narrowboat and a passenger boat built on the Tyne in 1920. The Packet Boat crews work with My Future My Choice to give children access to the tidal gorge, sites within the Floating Harbour and a wealth of historical knowledge related to what the children are seeing.

    

Underfall Yard

Underfall Yard has been crucial to the operation and maintenance of Bristol's Floating Harbour since its creation in 1809. It is an active working boatyard, heritage site and visitors centre explaining the function of the Underfall and the hydraulic pumping systems that used to operate the locks, bridges and slipway in the harbour.

 

ASDAN

ASDAN is a pioneering curriculum development organisation and awarding body, offering programmes and qualifications that explicitly grow skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life. ASDAN distributes My Future My Choice products and collaborates on major projects funded by GE UK and the GE Foundation.

GE UK Citizenship and the GE Foundation

GE is a global business with sites dealing in Health, Energy, Aviation, Oil and Gas and Finance across the UK. My Future My Choice has collaborated with GE staff and its Citizenship team in UK and Ireland to develop a range of card games, books and construction activities that are used in primary and secondary schools. GE are active leaders of these My Future My Choice programmes in school across the UK.

 

Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce are committed to innovation and the continual pursuit of improvement, they are at the forefront of science and technology developing better power for a changing world. They have worked with My Future My Choice for over six years on ways of challenging and inspiring children to see themselves as creators, engineers, scientists and makers rather than spectators to the future.

UWE Bristol

UWE Bristol is a thriving, modern university, offering a wide range of highly respected courses and employment-enhancing opportunities. MY Future My Choice is a UWE Community Partner working with them on AHRC funded projects and local research initiatives. UWE provide student volunteers to work with young people in schools and students on internship schemes.

University of Bristol

The University of Bristol Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK. It provides student volunteers to work on My Future My Choice school's projects and exciting demonstrations from its research laboratories and PhD students,  such as the Bristol Robotics Lab.

Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University has a focus on creativity, culture and enterprise. It collaborates with My Future My Choice on creative projects with trainee teachers and cultural venues in Bath and Bristol.

 

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

IMechE provides practical support for those wanting to start or develop a career in engineering, as well as for those helping them. My Future My Choice makes use of numerous ImechE volunteers and every year collaborates with the Institution's young members to stage a cardboard boat race and promote engineering to young people and families at the Bristol Harbour festival.

Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa manufacture paper-based packaging, with locations supported by a network of paper, recycling and forestry operations. Theyhave a strong commitment to making a positive contribution towards the economic and social development of the communities where they operate.They provide My Future My Choice with high quality recyclable board for practical education projects 

 

Folio Print Finishers

Folio are the South west pre-eminent print finishers. They support My Future My Choice with the manufacture of dies and the production card resources that make the miniature machines used in the charities workshops

 

Historic England

The public body that looks after England's historic environment. Championing and protect historic places, helping people understand, value and care for them.They support My Future My Chice through education resources and skills, often accompanying or managing trips as part of our day workshop and excursions

Aerospace Bristol

Aerospace Bristol is a new industrial heritage museum and learning centre being developed in the heart of Bristol's avaiation industry  Due to open in Summer 2017, the museum will tell the story of Bristol's world-class aerospace industry - past, present and future. My Future My Choice Aviation Workshops were the instrumental in the

 

National Composite Centre

Set up by the University of Bristol. This business highlights the importance of composites to the future of UK manufacturing. NCC brings together dynamic companies and enterprising academics to develop new technologies for the design and rapid manufacture of high-quality composite products. Collaborating with My Future My Choice they host site visits to the Centre and send volunteers into schools and STEM workshops.

 

British Science Association

The British Science Association is a charity, founded in 1831. Their vision is of a world where science is at the heart of society and culture. They  support, grow and diversify the community of people interested and involved in science. They support My Future My Choice with advise, the schools CREST award programme and funding for events in National Science Week 

Desperate Men Theatre

Desperate Men Theatre have been inviting people to play for over 30 years, creating, performing and producing ground-breaking outdoor theatre in the UK and internationally. They collaborate with My Future My Choice on creative projects such as Bristol Loves Tides, engaging the curiosity of children and families in playful learning adventures