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Card Game - 60 Jobs Top Trumps Cards Game - Ages 7-14

  • Raises awareness of the opportunities in life at an early age
  • 60 jobs in 15 job families or sectors
  • Relates skills for learning to the capabilities needed at work
  • Large Format cards with instructions for many different games and activities
  • Ideal for visitors to school from different businesses to get them talking to children about the skills they need for their job.
  • Includes blank templates for extension work and future-jobs
  • Young people can lead this activity for adults who visit the school

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£24.99 Per Pack. Discounts for orders over 5 packs

  • Very positive feedback from volunteers from all sectors about the convesations the game facilitates with children abouttheir jobs
  • Very positive feedback from teachers about the use of the game with visitors to their classroom
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Explore My Future Wallchart and Stickers

 

Giant AO-sized wallcharts with  set of 52 job stickers

Stickers Match the My Future My Choice Top Trump Cards.

The chart creates a framework for skills for learning and life.

Includes lesson plans and guidance notes for teachers and classroom visitors.

Works as an interactive aid for classroom visitors to to relate  classroom learning to the world of work.

Can be used by the teacher and the class to monitor how well lessons are covering all the skills and capabilities needed for success.

Key Stage 2 and 3

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£24.99 Per Poster - 3 pack option avaiable

  • "We have put this poster in every Year 7 classroom, it causes the sort of real conversations we want to have between student and teacher and student and visitor " Business Relationship Coordinator Patchway Community College
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Explore, 'I Spy' Workbook and Stickers

33 Page activity packed workbook for use in and out of school

20 achievement stickers to collect from the class teacher

Comes with lesson plans and guidance notes 

Templates for children to interview business volunteers and workplace quizzes for class visits

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£3.99 Per book and £79.99 per class set of 30 books

  • “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
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Explore My Future Family Worksheets

Worksheets for a pupil led research project with their families

Fun take-home activity using communication skills

Includes lesson plans and guidance on how to engage parents and use their feedback to improve the school

Useful tool for schools self evaluation of their local community

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£30.00 Per set of 30

  • Trial schools in North Bristol reported 100% returns including returns from the hardest to reach families
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My Future My Choice Guidance Folder

 

How to run your a raising aspiration programme with business partners 

Exploring ways of gaining support from local business and employers to aid transition between phases of education

Based on the work completed in the Key Stage 2 Path Finder Project and the Key Stage 3 to 4 Vision My Future Programme.

Information for school leaders and classroom teachers

Includes all the teaching resources from the My Future progarmmes to build a school INSET day for KS2 and KS3 settings

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£24.99 Per folder

  • 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
  • "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
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Fast Forward - Three Part Adventure Movie

A Sci-Fi adventure.

What difference would it make if you got a glimpse of the future on your mobile phone?

Five 13 year olds with very different backgrounds are caught up in this adventure and have to accept that actions they take now will impact on their future

Comes with lesson plans that feed off decisions and activities related to the adventures of the film's diverse characters

  • Visioning
  • Goal Setting
  • Self Belief

Key Stage 3 PHSE /Careers/ Drama/ English 

For young people with choices to make about life and school before they start their GCSE years

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£44.99 For DVD, School Site Licence and CD

Whole School Site Licence - unlimited broadcasting

DVD

CD with lesson plans and teachers notes

 
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Construction Kits

 

Steve Smith Aircraft Factory - 10 Quick Build Gliders


Simple construction kit using different weights of card, plastacine and thin sticks to create a glider that can be trimmed to fly straight and flat or perform circles or loop the loop

Comes with instructions to illustrate lift and thrust and an activity plan for setting up a competition with a series of flight tests that engage participants in identifying defect and engineering improvement

Fun and learning fro all ages from 8 years upwards. Designed for Key Stage 2 and 3 but has been used by A Level Physics groups and University Engineering Courses


£14.99 10 Kits per pack

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Large Cardboard Boat Kit - Tudor Vessel

Tudor Vessel

This is a fully functioning model of John Cabot's ship The Matthew that sailed to Newfoundland in 1497. This Tudor vessel comes with support materials for history and science learning about the Tudor period, sailing and exploration

The kit comprises of card parts, tape, string and full instructions to build a metre long sailing boat.

There are easy to follow instructions for ballasting,  waterproofing and sailing

Help children launch their future by sharing their aspirations through decorating the boat before staging a fun boat race

Ages 7 upwards

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£28.50 Per boat kit

 

Large Cardboard Boat Kit (Tudor Vessel)
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Large Cardboard Boat Kit - Pilot Cutter

Pilot Cutter

A functioning model of the Bristol Pilot Cutter, a fast sailing yacht. The kit comes with support materials for history and science learning about sailing and trade

The kit comprises of card parts, tape, string and full instructions to build a metre long yacht.

There are easy to follow instructions for ballasting,  waterproofing and sailing

Help children launch their future by sharing their aspirations through decorating the boat before staging a fun boat race

Ages 7 upwards

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£24.99 Per boat kit - multi packs available

 

Large Cardboard Boat Kit (Pilot Cutter)

 

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Small Boat Kit - Catamaran on Wheels

All parts are included for a land-yacht race 

There are two single hull yachts in each pack

Each boat sails on cotton reels on dowel axels (supplied) when placed in a breeze from a fan, 'Dyson Air Multiplier' or a natural breeze

Children quickly realise the advantages of two hulls for speed and balance, joining two yachts together to go faster as a catamaran

Experiments with a variety of sail sizes and methods to balance to improve the speed of the boat

Comes with lesson ideas for exploring transport and trade as well as illustrating why cooperation and team work are needed for success

Four children can work with one pack and they will realise the importance of team work and collaboration by joining forces to build the catamaran

Ages 5 to 8

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£6.50 For two boats/one catamaran multi packs available

 

Large Cardboard Boat Kit (Pilot Cutter)
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The GG2Hydraulic Arm

Push fit parts for teams to build and operating a robotic arm

All parts and full instructions supplied

Learning resources and lesson plans for explaining how gears, hydraulics, pneumatics and pulleys work to give mechanical advantage

Lesson plans for running competitions that reveal how team-working skills can be improved

Key Stage 3 and 4

Enjoyed by families and mixed age groups 


 


£29.99 Per Crane

 

Large Cardboard Boat Kit (Pilot Cutter)

 

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Smith P1 Glider

Simple construction kit that creates a delta wing glider that can be trimmed to fly and land on a target in a gym or hall.

Comes with instruction to illustrate lift and thrust and history of aviation  


 


£15.99 10 Kits per pack

 

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Primary School Workshops

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Learning Ships - Young Shipwrights

Working with a shipwright and volunteers from industry  to build functioning sail boats from cardboard.

Young people interview business volunteers, building boats in small teams with an Ambassador from business or industry 

They can go on to and stage their own regatta to "launch their future" or join in with a city wide boat race 

Suits Key Stage 2 to 3 transition

Uses the My Future My Choice cards to introduce skills for life and work and the range of jobs and lifestyles available in the future 

Works with local businesses and local employees 

In Bristol and other maritime cities the workshops are held at a suitable waterside venue with trips to explore the maritime heritage.

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£300.00 For 30 children making 6 boats Price assumes we have a sponsor for your school. Full costs are £1050 without a sponsor

      For Schools

  • If you express an interest and set a provisional date(s) we will
  1. Locate business sponsors to reduce the costs for schools
  2. Recruit 6 volunteers to work alongside the children in teams of 5
  3. Research the industrial heritage and future jobs in the wider region around your school for use in the workshop 
  • We reduce the price considerably for larger groups and repeat sessions

        For Business

  • It costs £650 to sponsor a workshop for 30 children and £1050 to sponsor workshops for 60 children 
  • This is a tried and tested CSR activity for many of our core business supporters see this link if you would like to support a school with sponsorship and volunteers
  • Please contact us to make an enquiry

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Explore Programme

Workshops with teams of business and industry volunteers working with small groups of children using the Explore Resources

Options of -

Tours of a four different industry sectors

Pupil produced drama about aspirations and skills 

School builds lasting partnerships with local businesses and engages parents in exploring children's futures

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£350.00 Per day

Costs relate to planning, recruitment of volunteers as well as facilitation of day workshops

Programmes tailored to suit

To make an enquiry please contact us 

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Fantastic Flight - Gliders that convert to Radio Control Powered Flight

Pupils work one to four with real engineers to build and test fly gliders. 

Trimming gliders through a process of testing, analysing and engineering improvements to improve level straight flight 

Re trimming to perform stunts, flying in a circle and looping the loop

Gliders that survive the testing can be converted for Radio Controlled Powered Flight

Stage your own Air Show for parents, friends and family.

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£250.00 Per 30 Children

Up to 90 students a day

Reduced pricing for repeat sessions 

Prices are based on availability of business sponsorship 

Rolls-Royce sponsor workshop in Bristol area

Bristol Airport sponsor workshops in North Somerset around the airport

Business support is available across the UK but alllow sufficient lead in time (3 months)

Please contact us to make an enquiry 

 

 

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Lifting Aspirations - Crane workshops

Pupils work with an engineer in a small team to build a robotic arm using card, tubing, syringes and paper fasteners

Pupils take part in a range of interactive demonstrations exploring lifting and access technology, robotics and mechanical advantage. These are provided by industry partners, universities and in Bristol museums with historic working cranes.

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£250.00 Per 30 Children

Prices are based on availability of business sponsorship, full price is £1050

Reduced pricing for repeat sessions 

Liebherr sponsor free workshops for schools at Vertikal Days trade fair at Silverstone Race Curcuit

Sponsors support events in Bristol using historic dockland cranes

Pleae contact us to make enquiry 

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Talking Heads

Pupils work with a volunteer to research characters in portraits and then create the character as a life size puppet

Process can be applied to historical or fictional figures

Pupils then bring the puppet to life with short compelling performances

Pre learning materials and planning with the help of our Education Director  

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£650.00 Per 30 Pupils

Reduced pricing for repeat sessions 

Sponsors are sometimes available and your expressions of interest help us secure their support

 

Secondary School Workshops

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Aviation Days - Designing Building and Flying Unique Radio Control Aeroplanes

Students work one to four with real engineers (STEM Ambassadors) to design, build and test unique radio control aircraft 

Students will first build gliders which they trim  through a process of testing, analysing and engineering improvements to improve level straight flightthe final test is to re-trim to flying in a circle and loop the loop

They then vision their unique aircraft and its function, produce technical drawings to scale before building and flying them

There is the option for the day to end with students staging an Air-Show for parents, friends and family in which the planes compete and fly in formation

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£500.00 Depending on business sponsorship. For 30 students

Up to 60 students can be accommodated

Reduced pricing for repeat sessions 

Prices are based on availability of business sponsorshipthe full cost is c.£2000

Rolls-Royce sponsor workshop in Bristol area

Bristol Airport sponsor workshops in North Somerset around Bristol airport

Other engineering businesses supply funding and sponsorship 

To make an enquiry

 

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Lifting Aspirations Accessing Engineering - Crane workshops

Students work with an engineer in a small team to build a robotic arm using card, tubing, syringes and paper fasteners

Students take part in a range of interactive demonstrations exploring lifting and access technology, robotics and mechanical advantage. These are provided by industry partners, universities and in Bristol museums with historic working cranes.

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Students present to a panel of experts from industry their ideas for engineering improvements to the crane they have made and their vision for innovations in the industry



£350.00

Prices are based on availability of business sponsorship full price is £1050

Reduced pricing for repeat sessions 

Liebherr sponsor free workshops for schools at Vertikal Days trade fair at Silverstone Race Curcuit

Contact us to make an enquiry 

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Build My Future

Students work one to six with a business volunteer as their team's mentor

They work through a series of different challenges exploring why a balance in elements of life are important for achieving success and happiness

The game produces a character which students bring to life as a life size adlut puppet that enters the room to deliver the projects key messages

Students finally reflect on the key messages and attempt to apply them to their own lives and define action steps that they can take to help them achieve in the future 

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£350.00 Per day for 60 students

Costs do not cover preparation which includes recruitment of volunteers or costs of the consumables puppet parts

The Build My Future game is available to purchase along with 'Train the Trainer' package for businesses and schools to run the programme independently

This workshop is usually funded by businesses looking for a partnership with a school and annual CSR activity for their staff

Business volunteers require 2.5hrs training

To make an enquiry please contact us

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Vision My Future

A coaching programme with business volunteers

Uses three episodes of the 'Fast Forward' adventure series to explore

  • Goal Setting 
  • Visioning 
  • Self belief 

The process can be extended through a business partnership to 

  1. Mentoring programmes
  2. Design My Break -action planning process led by students  mentored by business partners to improve an aspect of breaktimes at school

 


£350.00 Per day for 60 students

Costs do not cover preparation which includes recruitment of volunteers 

This workshop is usually funded by businesses looking for a partnership with a school and annual CSR activity for their staff

Business volunteers require 2.5hrs training

To make an enquiry please contact us