Colourful engaging resources for Schools working with volunteers & businesses

My Future My Choice

Businesses and Industry Volunteers Working with Schools

- Linking aspirations to education

- Practical designing and making activity to enhance STEM learning

- Helping young people celebrate and communicate their passion for learning

- Heritage education linked to possible futures

Learning Resources for Schools, Volunteers and Family -

- Card Games; Workbooks; Sticker Books; Construction Kits 

My Future My Choice introduces children and young people to the vast range of exciting opportunities available for their future. Exploring the past and future to encourage them to open their minds to the possibilities and have the self-belief that they can achieve and be successful and happy in school and in whatever they chose to do in life.   

British Science Association

Support for schools running Crest Star

 Best Engineering Project Award- National Science Week 2014

The Bristol Initiative Trust

'Learning Ships' 

 

Developing 'learners with attitude' by exploring places where change is happening with people responsible for the future.

 Learning Ships For Primary Schools    

Learning Ships For Secondary Schools

 

My Future My Choice STEM Workshops at Bristol Museum

ASDAN vocational learning specialists and National Acreditation Awarding Body supplying My Future My Choice resources and services.

 

Heritage Learning in Bath and Bristol about the regions cranes and engineering history


 

My Future My Choice is a UWE Community Partner

Build My Future

Part of a series or resources created with GE in the UK 

Now available for use by other businesses  


 
  Businesses Supporting My Future My Choice

  

 STEM Ambassadors Programme places STEM Ambassadors in My Future My Choice engineering events.


Bristol Pedal Car Race - 'Meet an Engineer'

Support for school's entries 

What people say 

  Times Education Supplement TES 28th September 2012 - Young Shipwrights

"My Future My Choice was the highlight of the show. They have a very refreshing vision and are working hard to apply it to schools." Phil O'Brien, CEO Climbing Fish

"Thank you very much for a really enjoyable afternoon with the school children  .....volunteers thoroughly enjoyed the task. It was great to be able to have a sense of achievement at the end, as well as something to look forward to, when they  race their boats at the Harbour Festival.". Angela Parfitt, Recruitment Advisor. Burges Salmon

"I have been on many school trips and activities and I can honestly say this is the best workshop I have been on....Carefully planned activities provided powerful learning opportunities for the children who showed amazing levels of engagement.... Sometimes its hard to get children to look forward and have high aspirations but the 'My Future My Choice Staff' are inspirational Adults and children all went away with good feelings and new visions." Stuart Parslow, Teacher, Avon Primary School

"If the children are buzzing half as much as my colleagues that is great"  Dafydd Bowen, Actuary,  AonHewitt

"We all really enjoyed building boats and being quizzed by the children and the photos are great for Rolls -Royce Marine News Magazine"  Marcus Fischer, Design Engineer, Rolls-Royce

 "A really great day and got a lot of our new volunteers hooked on outreach! It was really great talking to the kids and talking with other businesses in the afternoon was also a great experience. We've set up more events with the schools off the back of it, so it's been brilliant for us." Conor McGlacken Bristol University, Engineers Without Borders

“It was the first time she had ever talked to us about her future and we talked lots about Secondary School” – Mother of 10 year old girl, North Bristol

It’s an inspiration to me because I can see I can do lots of different things” Boy 10 years old, North Bristol

We used My Future My Choice as part of our focus on raising aspirations. Our SAT scores went up by about 20%. 81% for Literacy and 86% for maths with level 4 or above.”  Year 6 Teacher, Bankleaze Primary, Bristol part of the Key Stage Two Path Finder Programme 

"It was good and it did bring up life's topics and how to solve life's problems" 13year old after Build My Future Event

"The 2 hour training session the week before really helped us as volunteers to prepare for the event, I think this played a big part in helping it run smoothly" / "I found the activity enjoyable as it got me out of my own comfort zone of dealing with kids of this age group" Volunteers after a Build My future Event

Education Designed with Businesses for Volunteering in Schools and Museums

 

National Awarding Winning Engineering Education Programme

Phase I - Learning Ships, Bristol Tidal Project
Volunteer engineers from Rolls-Royce, ARUP, Claverham and Cross helping students to fly
Volunteers from Businesses in Rhonda-Cynon-Taff help young people to sail
Engineering heritage and futures with museums and volunteers from business and industry  

"Thank you for the fantastic experience you provided at Chew Valley School.  The students (and staff!) had an absolutely brilliant time with your volunteers and got a huge amount of enjoyment...and learning... out of the day.  You've helped to provide a lot of inspiration for the pupils involved and the school is extremely grateful. Many thanks for the link to the photo blog.  The enjoyment of the day shines through their faces." Mark Mallet, Head Teacher Chew Valley School, Somerset

"My Future My Choice is a great organisation. I worked with them and it inspired me to lead an 'Aspirations-Project at my School"  Gemma Jackson, Principal of Minerva Academy

“We didn’t know that there were so many girls in engineering. Its been really helpful because we want to be engineers and there are so many opportunities” 13 year old girl – Ashton Park School, Bristol

"The My Future My Choice cards are great. I have used them on numerous occasions for all different sessions for all different age groups. They are so user friendly to play as top trumps or as a start of a discussion"   Cheryl Sedgwick - Employer Engagement, Hull Training Engineering Centre.

      Read - Centre for Excellence and Opportunity report on 'Explore My Future', part of government funded Key Stage 2 Pathfinder Programme