• Helping Cumbrian Primary school children to Dream BIG.


Oughterside Foundation School Pupils Learn About Diverse Careers from Local Professionals

Oughterside Foundation School Pupils Learn About Diverse Careers from Local Professionals

On the 8th November Claire Johnson our Primary Programme Manager was joined by Georgina Porter from Futamura, Clayton Moore from Atkins Realis and Hannah Pears from iSH who shared their career stories with the KS2 pupils at Oughterside Foundation school.

Miss Warwick – Y3/4 teacher and Science Lead said: It’s extremely important for children to have aspirations for the future and to see various job roles – other than the traditional University route.  This is especially important for those children who find school challenging”.

The children learnt all about Futamura from Georgina and all about her job as a mechanical design engineer spends time designing and drawing new parts for the company.  Hannah grew up In Calbeck and has worked in café’s, pubs, as a seamstress and also worked to encourage more disadvantaged pupils to attend University before starting her job at iSH.  Clayton is currently doing a degree apprenticeship at Atkins Realis and let the children know about all of the things he did as a Project Manager.  Clayton also talked about his hobbies and skills outside of work and how important these are to being successful in the future.

This Dream Big session was organised by Primary Business Partnership delivered by the Centre for Leadership Performance Cumbria generously funded by OneAIM JV and Sellafield Ltd SiX.

If you could spare a couple of hours to help the children of West Cumbria Dream BIG about their futures please get in contact with Rebecca.Day@cforlp.org.uk for more information or sign up as a volunteer: CLICK HERE