Covid-19 Update: Due to the current pandemic, we will be adapting our activities to best suit the needs of both the schools and our volunteers to ensure we can continue supporting our community in these challenging times.
These sessions will predominantly take place online through the use of applications such as Zoom. We will also look to create online and recorded content which can be accessed by the schools and pupils to use as part of their extra curricular activities. More information on restart dates for these activities will appear in due course.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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.