Sefton schools join project to improve life chances of young people
The Raising Aspirations programme, designed by Positive Footprints, aims to improve the life chances of young people by building resilience, developing employability skills
Two schools in Sefton are joining a new project aimed at getting their pupils to think about their futures.
The Raising Aspirations programme, designed by Positive Footprints, aims to improve the life chances of young people by building resilience, developing employability skills and opening up the world of work.
Students at Springwell Park Primary School and Netherton Moss Primary School are set to be the first two schools in the borough to benefit.
Raising Aspirations is a fun and engaging way to get primary school children to start thinking about their futures and developing skills which will benefit them as they move through life.
The programme includes a number of business events, which give students the chance to speak to a range of businesses. In the past, this has included large multinational companies, such as Santander and North West based businesses, such as M&Y Maintenance and Construction.
Lesley Burrows, managing director of Positive Footprints, said: “Children are now forming opinions on their future career when they’re as young as seven, so it is really important that we open the world of work in primary schools.
“Raising aspirations and improving life chances for our young people should be high on everyone’s agenda. These pupils are not just our future workforce, they will form our future society, and we believe this programme will set them up to win.”
David Hird, deputy headteacher at Netherton Moss Primary School: “It is never too early to have an aim in life, even in primary school – we all need something to work towards. The final destination may change over time but the skills and experiences gained along the way help to ensure future success”
The Raising Aspirations programme is being supported by the Sovini Group, which is funding 10 schools across Merseyside.