Programmes for Primary Schools

Practical activities with business and industry using ,  interaction, games, multi-media, demonstrations and humour.

Businesses provide trained volunteers, site visits and and support schools with funding for many of the programmes.

Children achieve exciting challenges working in small teams with a trained mentor from participating business.

Activities include conversations about work and career journeys that raise aspirations and alert children to the purposes of classrrom learning.

 

The following programmes can be tailored to suit your school's curriculum plans

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A small team will work with an engineer to built and operate robotic arms or create rocket rescue equipment. Students are mentored in teams by engineering ambassadors from business, industry and universities to construct working models of machines. Businesses supply demonstrations of modern lifting and access technology and exoplore the high tech-future for this industry. The workshop cover science learning and how teamwork can be assessed and improved. Heritage - In Bristol the project is held on a ship in the harbour and makes use of the historic working cargo cranes.

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Providing schools with an exciting and practical way of engaging children and families with the maritime heritage in their region. Workshops to build and sail models of iconic boats can be held in school or at a suitable location with links to maritime trade and industry. Children in small teams will work alongside a business volunteer. Boats will be decorated by each team of builders. The annotated boats will display learning about the heritage or aspirations and understanding of skills for the future. Sailing events can be a public launch event to attract family audiences to celebrate children’s achievement. In Bristol over 100 boats sail in the Bristol Harbour Festival each year.

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Bristol programme about the flow of water in and around Bristol, a city with the highest tidal reach of any city in the world.  Connecting schools and families to the natural processes that are often ignored and raising awareness of the importance of our relationship with all aspect of water in a changing world.

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Pupils work with an aerospace engineer to build and fly radio-controlled model aeroplanes. Following practical demonstrations of how the earliest aviators got in the air and an exploration of the future of aviation pupils are challenged to build and improve their models through flight tests. A half or whole-day event. Whole-days will end with formation flying in the school-hall as part of an air-show for parents and other pupils.

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Explore My Future  activities and resources with business volunteers that include Top Trumps Job cards packs exploring different careers, ‘I-Spy’ sticker journals and ‘skills for life wall chart’. Activity can incorporate site visits to business partners. There are training options for teachers to build annual events with business partners. These can include drama training for staging pupil-produced theatre for parents that reveal children’s uinderstanding of the skills they are developing and their aspirations for the future as they begin to think of transition to secondary school.

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Children will 'time-travel' to bring portraits or historical figures to life. Children will recreate people from the past as life size puppets with a story to tell. All the equipment is provided and we tailor the project with teachers to explore any historical period or characters.

 

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