Volunteering Opportunities with My Future My Choice

Amended activities in response of the Covid 19 Crisis

Events generally require no prior knowledge, just a willingness to mentor and support a small team of young people through challenges that are explained on the day. No training needed, just a 20-minute briefing to start the day. Specialist facilitators and school staff accompany children in teams at all times and DBS checks are not required by volunteers. To make an enquiry or volunteer contact info@myfuturemychoice.co.uk / Tel - 0117 3290387

 

PROJECT  

 

 

HOW MUCH  TIME?

 

WHERE?

 

DATES

 

DETAILS

World of Work, Physics

 

 

2 hours 

Plus training 

 

 

Crispin School

Street, Somerset 

 

On Line

 

 

 

 

17th June 2021

13:05hrs

to

15:10hrs 

 

An online events on for volunteers who will explain how they use physics in their job to 14 /15 year olds science students. This session is two hours long. There is 30minute training and some preparation time required. The sessions will start with volunteers giving a 10 - 15 minute presentation on line and progresses to a succession of interviews with students in teams of 8 in break out (conference) rooms. Volunteer also provide some web-links or images that will assist student teams to create short Tik-Tok style films that cover an aspect of physics and the volunteer's job. Volunteers will be invited back to review the films - films don't need to include the volunteer. Films will be used by the school and shared with other participating schools.

World of Work, Physics

 

 

 

 

Crispin School

Street, Somerset 

 

On Line

 

 

 

24th June 2021

11:25hrs  - 12:25hrs

(lunch break)

13:05hrs - 14:05hrs

 

An online event for volunteers who will explain how they use physics in their job to 14 /15 year olds science students. This session is two hours long. There is 30minute training and some preparation time required. The sessions will start with volunteers giving a 10 - 15 minute presentation on line and progresses to a succession of interviews with students in teams of 8 in break out (conference) rooms. Volunteer also provide some web-links or images that will assist student teams to create short Tik-Tok style films that cover an aspect of physics and the volunteer's job. Volunteers will be invited back to review the films - films don't need to include the volunteer. Films will be used by the school and shared with other participating schools.

Young Shipwrights

Boat Building

 

6 hours


or


3 hours

Dependent on the level of pandemic restrictions this will be  at:

 

Engine Shed, Temple Meads

or

Christchurch Primary School. Clifton

 

30th June 2021

Children build model replicas of the Bristol Pilot Cutter or Mathew Caravel. They explore the Harbour by boat and visit Underfall yard to see how boats are really built and how the docks engineers manage the water in the Harbour. Volunteers mentor a team of 4 children. There are two sessions in the day and volunteers can do just one session(3hours) rather than two. This suits people from all occupations - motivation, teamwork and skills for life are being promoted to young people as they move on to secondary school education. The building, decoration and sailing of the ship lends itself to understanding how teams work and generates conversations about attitudes that support future success and happiness. Boats usually sail to open the Bristol Harbour Festival- this year the sailing event will be for one school at a time to an invited audience a week or so after the building. Volunteers will be welcomed to this celebration to see if their boat wins the race. Note - It may be that the building activity runs in school if restrictions at Engine Shed are in place.

 

World of Work, Physics

 

 

2 hours 

Plus training

 

Priory School

Weston-s-Mare 

Online 

30th June and

7th July 2021

One hour each day

This Online event is at Priory School
Volunteers will need to do both days - but they do just one hour each day. If they want to double up on both sessions  (repeat) and do two hours that is possible.
30th June - and 7th July
12:40  to 13:40
 
or

13:40  to 14:35

Volunteers who will explain how they use physics in their job to 14 /15 year olds science students. Volunteers are needed on  both days. There is 30minute training and some preparation time required. The sessions will start with volunteers giving a 10 - 15 minute presentation on line and progresses to a succession of interviews with students in teams of 8 in break out (conference) rooms. Volunteer also provide some web-links or images that will assist student teams to create short Tik-Tok style films that cover an aspect of physics and the volunteer's job. Volunteers will be invited back to review the films - films don't need to include the volunteer. Films will be used by the school and shared with other participating schools.

 

Build My Future

 


 6 hours

 


Patchway School

Hempton Ln, Almondsbury, Patchway, Bristol BS32 4AJ

 

 

 

7th July 2021

08:30 hrs

to

14:30 hrs 

Volunteers support a team of six 13/14 year olds to complete a board-game that takes a fictional 13 year old on a journey to the age of 25. This game explores routes to success and happiness in life through a better understanding of why a balanced life style is important. The students then engineer their character as a life-size puppet that presents its story and conveys the key messages that it has learnt.

Build My Future

 

6 hours

 

Patchway School

Hempton Ln, Almondsbury, Patchway, Bristol BS32 4AJ

 

 

July 8th 2021

 

Volunteers support a team of six 13/14 year olds to complete a board-game that takes a fictional 13 year old on a journey to the age of 25. This game explores routes to success and happiness in life through a better understanding of why a balanced life style is important. The students then engineer their character as a life-size puppet that presents its story and conveys the key messages that it has learnt.

 

Sustain My Future

Young People understanding skills, attitudes and expertise that may be needed in the future 

Support young people and help them address their concern for the future of people and planet?

 

4 hours total

I hour per day for 4 days

plus training session 

 

If restrictions are lifted this event would be a one day event in a school

 

Currently on line with students in schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates TBC 

from May 2021

 

 


 

Volunteers support young people to explore potential job roles, technologies and industries that will be helping sustain people and planet when they leave school.

The volunteer acts a business coach or team mentor to a small team of students who must pitch a business idea that capitalises on the UN Goals for Sustainability

See what ideas young peiople have pitched so far


Why are we doing this? Normally these students would be engaging with employees in the work place, boosting their confidence, seeing opportunities in life they had not thought of that helps them  form aspirations for their future.  Research shows the current restrictions have had detrimental effects on young people’s confidence and view of their own future. This programme has already proved to boost student’s well being through a greater sense of purpose as well raise awareness and understanding of sustainability goals.

 

Rocket Rescue with Breeches Buoy 

See also Extension Activity below 


3 hours

or shorter if volunteers have to join remotely held on line 

 

 

 

TBC 

Sessions are planned on the ship the MV Balmoral moored in Bristols historic harbour 

 Session may use volunteer support remotly to schools or the ship due to pandemic restrictons 


 

Schedule TBC

from May  2021

 


Exploring the history and future of rescue.

How were people taken off a shipwreck before helicoptors?

Who would be rescuing and who would need saving?

How does this relate to the present day plight of migrants aforced to move due to poverty, war and disaste?

Volunteers support an activity which is a team challenge to build the apparatus needed for a rescue as well as creating a narrative to accompany their rescue attempt.

Students are 11 to 13 year olds 

Lifting and Access - Extension activities for the 'Rocket Rescue, workshop (see above)


minimum of 1 hour

Contributions can be created in advance (video / ppt)  and submitted for use on the project or delivered in person

 

 

Schedule TBC

from May  2021

 

 

Volunteers add value to the 'Rocket Rescue' activity -online or in person Volunteers by explaining or demonstrating any aspect of lifting and access

How do pulleys and ropes provide mechanical advantage?

How do hydraulic systems provide mechanical advantage?

What is level luffing?

How does a surgeon operate inside a body? 

How does a crane driver know the load is safe?

How do computers ensure a construction site is safe for tower cranes?

What is the future for lifting and access in terms of robotics and remote access?


World of Work School Assemblies

Informal Talks

Curriculum support 

open up young minds to possible futures 

45 minutes max

plus training 

 

On Line and in person

1. Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

New Road
Stoke Gifford
Bristol BS34 8SF

2. Patchway Community School

Hempton Lane, Almondsbury,
Bristol, BS32 4AJ 

3. City of Bristol College

Central and other locations 

4. Oasis John Williams 

Hengrove 

 

Dates and times arranged to suit you and the schools.

 


Talks in school or online

Can be done as a presentation or an interview 

Soap Box Car Engineering


Three to five days

Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy

Long Down Ave, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS16 1GE


A series of visits to complete the Soap Box challenge

Project will  re start after the Covid 19 crisis abates - we anticipate it may run in the summer term 2021

Volunteers help the children leaving the school at the end of term build go carts to race down the hill

A series of activities to design, build, decorate and test gravity powered carts

 

Below is a list of the most popular activities we offer to schools that require volunteers

Young Shipwrights

Boat Building

 

Day or half day

In schools and on boats and venues in the Bristol Harbour

Port towns and cities across the UK

 

Usually in the spring and summer to enable sailing events

Volunteers assist a small team of children to  build model boats representing the regional maritime heritage

Boats sail in festivals and events that are held where the heritage vessels would have once worked

Aviation

 

Day or half day

  In schools and museums - needs a large space for test flights

 

As requested

Build and test fly gliders and model RC aircraft with small groups of students. Help students understand the aerospace sector.

Lifting Aspirations Accessing Engineering 

Whole day

At construction industry trade fairs around the UK and Europe 

In schools and colleges

 


As requested

Build and operate lifting devices

Explain aspects of lifting and access 

 Shipping 2050

 

Whole day

 

On a ship to give real context

As requested

Help students understand the crisis for shipping and the need for engineering soultions while designing and building a model for a concept ship fit for the future.

Build My Future

 

Whole day

 

In schools 

As requested

Volunteers support a team of six 13/14 year olds to complete a board-game that takes a fictional 13 year old on a journey to the age of 25. This game explores routes to success and happiness in life through a better understanding of why a balanced life style is important. The students then engineer their character as a life-size puppet that presents its story and conveys the key messages that it has learnt.

Sustain My Future

4 hours over a week

 Online

As requested

Mentor a team to come up with an idea and business strategy that capitalises on the UN Sustainability Goals

 

More events will be scheduled and we will keep you posted

To make an enquiry or volunteer contact info@myfuturemychoice.co.uk / Tel - 0117 3290387