Volunteering Opportunities with My Future My Choice

Amended activities in response of the Covid 19 Crisis

Events generally require no prior knowledge, just a willingness to mentor and support a small team of young people through challenges that are explained on the day. No training needed, just a 20-minute briefing to start the day. Specialist facilitators and school staff accompany children in teams at all times and DBS checks are not required by volunteers. To make an enquiry or volunteer contact info@myfuturemychoice.co.uk / Tel - 0117 3290387


Project
Time
 Where
Dates
Details

Soap Box Car Engineering

Three to five days

 

Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy

Long Down Ave, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS16 1GE

A series of visits to complete the Soap Box challenge

Project will  re start after the Covid 19 crisis abates

A team of engineers are needed to help children in Year 6 design and built soap-box cars (gravity- racers). The children are the first cohort of children to pass through this school. The school is on the top of a hill and the plan is to close roads to test designs and parade decorated cars as part of the leaving celebrations. The initial stages of this project will involve engineers in planning sessions. The final stages in July will involve them in working with the children from the primary school  to complete their designs.

The project also needs resources - bike parts and wheels. The school will recycle these parts each year so that each year group passing through the school can look forward to this engineering experience as part of their graduation to secondary school. 

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World of Work School Assemblies

open up young minds to possible futures 

12:45

to

13:15

1. Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

New Road
Stoke Gifford
Bristol BS34 8SF

2. Patchway Community School

Hempton Lane, Almondsbury,
Bristol, BS32 4AJ 

3. City of Bristol College

Central and other locations 

 

We have converted this project to an online presentation

We are looking for speakers who can deliver a 30 minute talks and answer questions posed by 14 to 18 year olds.

All industry sectors are welcome.

We provide training and support.

If you feel you could inspire or open up young minds to possible futures we would love to hear from you

Speakers are needed for school assemblies as well as for smaller groups of older students who need real insights into the career paths they have chosen or are still considering.

 

Plan My

Future

 

 

7 sessions 

usually 1hr per session with longer  training sessions at start 

One to one sessions can be arranged to suit 

Patchway Community School

Hempton Lane, Almondsbury,
Bristol, BS32 4AJ 

 

1. Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

New Road
Stoke Gifford
Bristol BS34 8SF

 

7 sessions 

These will be organised online to suit both parties 

 

Become a 'Coach' to a 15-year-old to help them achieve happiness and success Activities run on late afternoons Wednesdays. Mostly at the school with some days out to visit and work at relevant venues.

Step 1 - Training-usually 2pm to 4.30pm with short icebreaker  activities with the students

Step 2 - 6 One to one meetings with the school student

Step 3 - Review session with options to continue

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Fantastic Flight


Film making at home or at work
Get in touch to find out more

Volunteers from the aviation / aerospace sector  make a short film that links various aspects of their industry sector using a small model glider as continuity and an audience engagement prop.

You will be supplied with a model glider kit to make and use in the film. The main section of the film requires you to talk about and illustrate your job role in the aviation sector. The film can be made at home or at work and can use any available media assets or just tell a short work related story. You 'top and tail' the film by catching and launching the glider and giving an insight into how you attempted to improve it's performance. The glider is open to all manner of manipulation to make it fly straight or bank.

A smart phone or tablet is ideal for making the films. You will be supported with more information and how to target a specific age range - 7 to 12 or 13 to 16. Your successes and failures with the glider are of interest to the young people as they will l have the same glider and be trying to make it work. NASA have used similar toy gliders (not as big!) in their aeronautics lectures with recruits.

We will edit the films into a final sequence in which the glider flies from person to person. The final film will be made available through our website. The films will be used during the Covid 19 crisis and continue to have a role when the crisis is abated and we will be back in schools having fun making gliders and radio controlled aircraft with students and volunteers

New Student Induction

Aviation 

8:30

to

15:30 

Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

City of Bristol College 

New Road
Stoke Gifford
Bristol BS34 8SF

 

July 8th

To be confirmed in response to Covid 19 Crisis 

 

Prospective students aged 13/14 who will be starting at BTEA next term spend a week finding out about the Academy.

Volunteers will support small teams of students who will be challenged to build working replicas or models of the Sir George Caley's 1803 glider. The day explores the history of flight and ends with test flights and students presenting their ideas for the future of aviation.

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Explain 'Level Luffing' through mathematics, computer graphics or physical models. -
From home or work

Deadline June 1st in time for Windrush Day Celebrations

Level luffing is used in cargo cranes for speed and safety. It is mostly outmoded due to container shipping. Stem Ambassadors are needed to create a digital visual representation and/or a physical demonstration of how level luffing works. The work can be completed at home and used online as well as in face to face interactions on our ship in Bristol's Harbour once the Covid 19 Crisis has abated. We want young people who will eventually attend workshops on our ship to understand the mathematics as well as the mechanical process behind this lifting technology. This engineering demonstration is just one part of a wider project that celebrates the pioneers of the Windrush Generation onboard the MV Balmoral, moored in Bristol's historic Floating Harbour. This project explores shipping, cargo and lifting. It combines the science and engineering with poetry and stories from elders of Black and Asian communities. Day events and weekend celebrations will involve poetry by young people being performed as they winch crates of their poems about migration from the ship's hold to the quayside. If you are interested or have done something similar as part of an engineering degree we want to hear from you so we can discuss the request in more detail. Aspects of the project that bring people together on the ship are of course on hold and the timescale for the work is unsure. We have plans to adapt aspects of the project for use online and the computer visualisations would be essential for this.





The main volunteering activities on offer

Schools book dates for these workshops  through the year - let us know if there is something you to support and we will let you know as schools confirm dates 

Young Shipwrights

Boat Building

Day
or
half day

Engine Shed, Temple Meads and Primary Schools across Bristol 


TBC

Children build model replicas of the Bristol Pilot Cutter or Mathew Caravel  and explore the Harbour by boat and visit Underfall yard to see how boats are really built and docks engineers manage the water in the harbour.

Volunteer mentors a team of 4 children

This suits people from all occupations - motivation, teamwork and skills for life are being promoted to young people as they move on secondary school education

Boats sail on July 20th to open the Harbour Festival

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Aviation

Day

Secondary Schools across the region and beyond
TBC

Help build radio controlled aircraft and create an Air-show by end of school day.

Suits engineers and makers

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Lifting Aspirations Accessing Engineering

Day

Secondary Schools across the region and beyond

Sometimes on board a ship moored under cargo cranes in Bristol's Floating Harbour so young people can use the can go up and operate the cranes

TBC

Hydraulics and lifting,

Building a crane / low tech robotic arm

We need engineers, makers and scientists to mentor small groups

We need demonstrations of lifting equipment, materials, robotics and bio-mechanics 

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 Shipping 2050

Day

MV Balmoral a ship moored under historic Cargo Cranes by M Shed Museum

Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol BS1 4RN

And other Locations 

 

TBC

Engineers with an interest in Ships and Shipping

Provide insight and contextualise the learning about the evolution of ship design and the how ships may have to change to meet future needs.

Working with small team of 15 to 18 year old Engineers from schools and colleges

Exploring the ship they are on and building a model to illustrate their ideas for the future of shipping

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Build My Future

Day

In Secondary Schools across the UK

TBC

A well-being programme for adolescents

Exploring routes to success and happiness in life through a better understanding of why a balance in elements of life is important.

Volunteers support a team of six 13/14 year olds to complete a board-game that takes a fictional 13 year old on a journey to the age of 25.

The students then create this character as a life-size puppet that presents its story and conveys key messages. 

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Plan My

Future

 

 

short sessions

in   afternoons

 

In Secondary Schools in Bristol 

TBC

Become a 'Coach' to a 15-year-old to help them achieve happiness and success Activities run on late afternoons Wednesdays. Mostly at the school with some days out to visit and work at relevant venues.

Step 1 - Training-usually 2pm to 4.30pm with short icebreaker  activities with the students

Step 2 - 6 One to one meetings with the school student

Step 3 - Review session with options to continue

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More events will be scheduled and we will keep you posted

To make an enquiry or volunteer contact info@myfuturemychoice.co.uk / Tel - 0117 3290387