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Futures Week

Futures week is an event which involves individuals from within the world of work to inspire our young people.  We hold the event every two years and make contact with local businesses and industries represented within our parent, carer and friend network.  We believe that this week is an insight into opportunities available to children when they leave school.  Once children have an idea of what they would like to do when they are older they can work towards their goal.  Goals motivate us to do better and reach higher.  It is so important to give children a sense of the big wide world we live in when they are young. 


We are extremely grateful to the individuals who have agreed to be part of our careers events and who have come into school to talk about their jobs and education. 


PSHE - Living in the Wider World

  • about respect for self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions
  • about rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately as citizens
  • about different groups and communities
  • to respect diversity and equality and how to be a productive member of a diverse community
  • about the importance of respecting and protecting the environment
  • about where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively
  • the part that money plays in people’s lives
  • a basic understanding of enterprise               



Our careers day was an opportunity for all of the children to engage with  a variety of adults from a whole range of professions.  The children were very inspired and completely and utterly engaged in the experience.  We are very grateful to everyone who gave up their valuable time to inspire our young people.  We believe that the earlier the children can be awakened to new possibilities the better!

Ash class do some consumer research in Ellesmere and find out a bit more about what happens in our local Tesco. The children enjoyed taking their own photos around the town.

Y4 visited Ellesmere Yard Heritage with the Canal and River Trust. A step back in time and a bit about water safety, which is so important where we live. This was part of the ‘Waterside and Saturn Boat Project’. Afterwards the children went back to school and taught the other children about water safety. We love sharing learning between generations.

AICO adventures for Oak class once again. A new challenge and a chance to get to see the whole of the business. We are thrilled that AICO continue to partner with us.

Chestnut class went off for a walk to the local shop. There is lots to see in our village.

Thank you to Darren Edwards who came back to share his adventures. We loved hearing about his world marathon challenge, what an inspiration to all of us. There is strength through adversity.

Ben Smith shared the 401 challenge and all the money he has raised for anti-bullying charities. 401 marathons in 401 days is an extraordinary challenge. We can all be courageous advocates for other. Than you Ben for inspiring all of us to get out and get active.

We took some time out this week to consider those across the world who do not have the resources we have. We worked together on ‘share a pencil day’ to remind ourselves to be grateful for the things we take for granted.

A mock court experience was a hit with out key stage 2 pupils. Thank you to our Chair of Governors for this experience. The children had so many brilliant questions and were fascinated to explore the court through drama.

Setting up your own business, researching and continual learning were shared in this session. Would you like to be an entrepreneur? Make good decisions and manage your finances well.