Thanks to the efforts of North Lincolnshire Council and the input from businesses in North Lincolnshire, local primary schools have been able to participate in the aspirational project “I Want To Be A……”
As part of this project, just after Half Term, Bushfield Infants hosted a brilliant session that involved a number of employers/business folk who represented a range of different job roles. The children were captivated and readily engaged in Q & A with the individuals who led the inputs.
Local firms/individuals who contributed included GS Kelsey Construction; Jacobs Engineering, Lindsey Oil Refinery; Footballer/Manager/Radio commentator; Blue Teapot Media; Business Admin Centre; Bank Hair Salon; Teacher; Children’s University.
The session was extremely interactive with all children experiencing the full range of information. From house building to scientific experiments, thinking about ideas and challenges in running your own business, to considering clearly the skills you need to build to be a teacher! The children were also introduced to the notion of going to university if their eventual chosen career pathway necessitated this.
In all of this the project aims to continue to build the children’s core enterprise and employability skills. Teamwork; Problem solving; Communication; Initiative; Numeracy and IT.
The project involves the two pilot schools working with local author, Addy Farmer, on the production of a published book, “I Want To Be…”. Each school will launch their book at the end of the summer term.
The project is supported by the FORCE initiative which is coordinated by the University of Hull and aims to raise aspiration at an early age.