Due to the current pandemic we have had to shift delivery of our activity into a virtual capacity.
While we have been successful in delivering virtual sessions during the last year, we are looking forward to employee-volunteers returning to schools. We hope that Right to Read will restart in September 2021 and continue our pilot and development of Fun With Numbers.
Going forward, we will continue to deliver some elements of our Inspiring Minds offer virtually. We found that sessions such as ‘Day in the Life Of’ content, can be done virtually and will allow more flexibility for employee volunteers to support this blended approach.
The Inspiring Minds programme provides opportunities for employee-volunteers to inspire primary school pupils by linking real life and learning. Activities provided by local employers have been shown to boost confidence, develop creativity and foster a love of learning.
Who is it for?
● Teams of employee-volunteers can volunteer on a one off basis through Day in the Life week or over a series of sessions through Insight into Industry sessions
● Employee-volunteers can volunteer individually through the Right to Read programme
How does it work?
Employee-volunteers bring the world of work to life by challenging young people with real-world problem solving activities and empowering them to succeed.
We run two Day in the Life weeks each academic year where small teams go into school for an hour to give pupils an insight into their roles. Employee-volunteers taking part in Insight into Industry design and deliver sessions challenging pupils to link their learning to the world of work.
● For employee-volunteers who are interested in taking part, contact us on email@example.com. We will then discuss your ideas and begin scoping an inspiring activity with you.
● For schools who are interested in gaining support from employee-volunteers, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more reasons to get involved, please see our Day in the Life Week case study.
Watch a video of Ronan talking about the Inspiring Minds programme.