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Funded project by Department for Education

Following the success of the pilot project ‘Our Future Derby’, the re-branded ‘Our Future’ project is now being extended to primary schools across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.  The project offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate what schools and employers are doing together to make a real difference to children’s lives.  It aims to inspire pupils and challenge the way they think about the world of work.

‘Our Future’ is funded by the Department for Education Opportunity Area and delivered by Education and Employers, Learn by Design and dmh Associates.  Primary schools involved in the project will have the opportunity to access hundreds of business volunteers from a range of sectors using the Primary Futures programme and due to overwhelming demand the project is seeking volunteers from all walks of live to sign up and get involved.

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Case studies

Here are a selection of interesting case studies from the original Our Future Derby programme about the importance of connecting businesses to schools (go to the end for the latest case study):

‘Dreams and Goals’ explored with Derby Telegraph and Derwent Primary

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Cherry Tree Hill Primary Y6 Legacy Project

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NHS Careers Paths with Village Primary Academy and Joinedup Careers Derbyshire

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Ethical Practices with Cherry Tree Hill Primary and Hotel Chocolat

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Exploring Rail Careers with Oakwood Infant School and SPL Powerlines

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Family-run garden centre inspires years 1, 2 and 3 about
Science topics involving plants

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Reception Classes discover life-critical roles in regional
NHS 111 service provider

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Hardwick Junior School Assembly and Aspirations Day

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Redwood Primary School investigate 'forces' with CR

Civil Engineering

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Pear Tree Community Junior School work with Derby Museum and Art Gallery.

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‘Work Simulation Day’ at St James Church of England Infant School.

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The Our Future project is commissioned and funded by the Opportunity Area Board and delivered by Education and Employers, Learn by Design and dmh Associates.

 

Kelly Flavill from Personal Safety Trainers

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Claire Storey volunteers experience

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Laura Howard from East Midlands Chamber

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Pete Smith and Rebecca

Dermody-Simmons from Efficiency East Midlands

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Derby STEAM - Destination Rail - Primary Project

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Derby STEAM - Farmvention Primary Project

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Virtual sessions at Becket Primary School

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Partnering with the British Army at Ashwood Spencer Primary

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Akaal Primary School

Virtual session delivery

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Funding and Partners:

The Our Future project is commissioned and funded by the Opportunity Area Board and delivered by Education and Employers, Learn by Design and dmh Associates.

Want to share your career story?

We are looking for volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds in all forms of job roles. Your commitment can be as much, or as little, as you can offer; from giving up just one hour to share your career journey in an assembly, to supporting a day of inspiring activities at a local school. 

Breaking down stereotypes and opening children's eyes to their future possibilities.

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