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SUPPORTING CAREER RELATED LEARNING TO ALL PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN WEST CUMBRIA

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If you wish to add, remove, or correct any of the information here, please contact 01900 824 822 or email info@pbp.org.uk

 

Please note that some providers may charge a fee to participate in programmes or to use their resources so always check the details with the provider first.

Local Programmes

Age UK West Cumbria Free lesson plans to promote health and well-being. All activities have been devised by Age UK West Cumbria focusing on the mutual benefits of an intergenerational relationship. Each task links to the 5 standard routes to well-being and can be used in KS1 and KS2 by both teachers and parents.

This programme is run by Kaefer. Students will learn how to recognise individual strengths and personalities.

ACTIVITY – students, employers and the teachers will all take the personality test to find which of the 6 animals they are. Each animal has 5 personality traits and suggested careers.

OUTCOME – look at how we can use our strengths and personalities effectively in school or in the workplace and how we interact with those around us.

LENGTH OF TIME – 1 hour

This event can be combined with the Kaefer Careers Aspirations session – see separate listing

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Phone: 01946 556470

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Enterprise Soapbox is a fantastic opportunity for your pupils to learn how to start a business from scratch. The Deep Blue Soapbox kit includes everything you need for a workshop where everyone in KS1 and KS2 can make soap, think about customers, package their great product and either pitch their idea or create a great display of their wares!

The kit features a brilliant handbook with loads of business, STEM, enterprise and environmental links as well as some great worksheets for KS2 to look at Water Usage.

There’s enough soap in the kits to make around 600 novelty soaps – so lots of workshops and activity days can be planned around the kits.

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Provides first aid training to Primary School (Year 3) children across Copeland and some areas of Allerdale to enable more children to gain vital life-saving skills.

The training covers a number of areas including:

  • Getting help
  • What to do in an emergency
  • Bleeds
  • Collapse
  • Not breathing
  • Lumps and bumps
  • Choking

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Mobile: 07976 912 668

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MoneySense is a free financial education programme that aims to help 5-18 year-olds in the UK and Republic of Ireland towards a better financial future. It uses the key money moments in a young person’s life – starting to save their pocket money, opening a bank account or getting their first mobile phone – to make learning about money feel relatable. Here are a list of the workshops we provide for the different age groups. You can find out more about the workshops on www.mymoneysense.com.

Super smoothie shop (5-8s)
How we use money (5-8s)
Fraud scene investigators (8-12s)
It’s party time! (8-12s)
Make a difference (12-16s)
A mobile plan (12-16s)
Designing a crowdfunded project (16-18s)

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Public Health Nurse Practitioners are specialist nurses based within each locality and are available to work with your school to identify and address health and wellbeing needs through a school review and bespoke delivery plan at no cost to your school. Our service is aimed at lifestyle improvement, through maintaining and promoting mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Our key priorities include healthy weight, emotional health, digital wellbeing and risk taking behaviour, all of which impact on the health of the children in Cumbria.

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The Howard and Emily stories have been created by West Cumbrian author, Rachel Suddart and her illustrator cousin, Joanne Young.
Published by The Little Potato Press, the books are based on Rachel’s daughter, Emily, and her lifelong fluffy companion, Howard (the toy) dog.
The stories have simple key messages about friendship, kindness and discovering the things in life that really matter.

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Downloadable resources

Howard & Emily Introduction

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Activity 4

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Activity 7

 

National programmes with local delivery partners

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Our award-winning FREE-OF-CHARGE programme was established to reduce and prevent the needless accidents and deaths of young people on the roads. We work in partnership with Brake, the UK’s largest road safety charity, who recommend the programme.

Presented by our own employees, Gist’s Child Road Safety Programme has been presented to more than 100,000 children in schools within our local communities across the UK.

What’s it all about?
Your visit consists of an indoor presentation as well as an outdoor interactive experience, where children will get to see a truck close up and even sit in the drivers seat.

Pre-visit
The school will receive a pre-visit from a presenter, which includes a safety and risk assessment, and a full explanation of the sessions with staff.

The Indoor Presentation (approx 1 hour)
The indoor presentation includes guidance on how children can stay safe on the roads and supports the school’s PSHE and Citizenship national curriculum requirements.

The Outdoor presentation (approx 1 hour per class)
Children are given an opportunity to explore inside the cab of the vehicle and get to see first hand the view from the driver’s seat. Our experienced presenters also conduct a practical demonstration, putting the theory learned earlier into practice. They will discuss stopping distances and driver blind spots with the children in a safe and controlled environment.

All schools are supplied with Gist high-visibility vests for the children, a classroom activity pack and a selection of bonus Gist accessories.

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National scheme with local delivery partner

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Phone: 01228 815140 – M Bowman/P Maxey

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PhunkyFoods is an award-winning early years and primary school programme of healthy lifestyle curriculum activities, lesson plans and resources.

The PhunkyFoods mission is to improve the dietary and physical activity habits of young children (aged 2-11 years) across the UK by helping to create supportive learning environments for health in early years settings and primary schools. Rapid increases in childhood obesity prevalence means that we must help empower children, alongside their families and communities, to take control over their wellbeing to enable them to live longer, healthier and more fulfilled lives.

The PhunkyFoods Programme aims to help early years settings and primary schools to deliver a whole-school approach to healthy lifestyles and to engage with all pupils, and their families, in promoting tangible health behaviour changes in a fun, lively and positive manner.

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Health, Wellness and Mindfulness programmes for children

Each WHISkids course takes the form of a six-week programme that take place in school, usually in the hall as it includes activities for learning about physical and emotional wellbeing which can currently be tailored to any class group, aged from four to 11.

WHISkids uses the My Way Code mental health programme to underpin everything it teaches. It uses the metaphors from cars and travelling so is aspirational, relatable and gender neutral.

WHISkids sessions can be delivered by our facilitators (currently in Nottingham and Cumbria) or schools can purchase all the resources needed for staff and teachers to deliver themselves.

The cost is £450+VAT for a 6 session course for up to 15 children

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National Programmes

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Energy Quest is a free schools programme that encourages young people to find out about sustainable energy. The scheme is targeted at KS3 students, aged 11-14.

The first part of the programme is the Energiser Workshop, an interactive workshop facilitated by a STEM expert. The Workshop gives an opportunity for students to explore concepts in physics, design and technology and engineering.

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Sci-Hi Education can bring a large model Hurricane aeroplane to your school for an interactive workshop. They deliver innovative, engaging, interactive workshops for primary school pupils which combine STEM and history to bring the past alive and inspire the workforce of the future.

They have a range of fun, accessible programmes for primary schools, which are fantastic value for money. All involve hands-on work with our 1:3 scale Hawker Hurricane model plane. Alongside this, we have a series of vibrant and engaging STEM and History enrichment activities, designed to help students to understand and absorb elements of the national curriculum.

The star of the show is our wonderfully detailed and highly realistic 1:3 scale Hawker Hurricane. This is our key to delivering engaging and interactive STEM and history educational programmes. The beauty of our model is it comes apart! With 46 different parts to assemble, this beautiful aircraft takes learning to a new level. It encourages curiosity, planning and, most of all, teamwork.

At Sci-Hi Education, we believe in ‘learning by doing. We have designed a host of curriculum-based activities which complement the building of the Hurricane and further enhance the children’s learning.

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Phone: 07947 838490

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Apps for Good provide free courses for teachers to use in their classroom. Their course content helps 10-18 year-olds to build mobile apps and IoT (internet of things) products. Expert volunteers support teachers, inspire students, and offer real-world experience in the classroom.

Students work together in teams to find issues they care about. They go through all key aspects of new product development, from idea generation, technical feasibility and programming to product design, deciding on business models and marketing.

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Phone: 0208 150 6908

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A comprehensive range of resources aimed at all student ages to help you show and explain what civil engineering is, why it’s important and what you need to do to become a civil engineer. Educational resources available by age group including lesson plans, workshops, nursery rhymes and colouring pages.

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CREST is the British Science Association’s scheme for STEM project work that inspires young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers.

It is a nationally recognised scheme for student-led project work in the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths).

CREST gives young people aged 5-19 the chance to choose their own subject and methodology when completing their hands-on investigation.

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Explorify provides free, high-quality science teaching resources aimed at Primary Schools. The materials have been developed by, amongst others, Wellcome, the Science Museum, BBC and the Eden Project. As a school works their way through activities, more are unlocked and, after completing 10 activities, the full range of resources is unlocked. The scheme is very popular with teachers – 98% would recommend it.

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First Edition is the Engineering Development Trust’s programme to help enhance the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) curriculum for young people aged 9 to 16. First Edition days at schools involve ‘hands on’ activities designed to excite and enlighten young people about the potential of STEM subjects. First Edition also provides opportunities for students to visit industry environments and gain a real world view of STEM challenges and careers.

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Phone: 01707 909410

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The Jaguar Primary School Challenge is a STEM competition, open to students aged 6-11 years in teams of between 3 and 6 students. The scheme involves designing and manufacturing the fastest model car possible within a set of rules. The cars are made out of card. Regional Finals are held between March and May for teams to compete in, with the aim of attending the National Final at the British Motor Museum in June.

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Phone: 01484 728 009

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The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has an outreach programme. These visits will explore the school grounds with different themes e.g. exploring through the eyes of an animal, hunting for plants and minibeasts. The nearest centre organising these visits is in Newcastle. Visits to local RSPB reserves can also be arranged. The website also offers various resources for schools to download and organise their own wildlife-based activities.

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Phone: 01767 680 551

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The home of our ‘STEM by Stealth’ educational approach to bringing engineering and engineers into primary classrooms and curricula. Inspiring children, pupils and teachers through continued professional development, whole class project work, competitions and exhibitions.

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The Robotics Challenge is a curriculum-linked programme that sees students (11-14s) working together in teams to solve real-world engineering, technology and computing challenges. All training and kit are provided free of charge.

The teams learn how to build, program and control autonomous LEGO robots. The work is carried out over 10 weeks and can be in-school or extra-curricular. Challenge events allow for the teams to compete at both regional and national level.

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Where the construction industry is undertaking projects, expert ecologists can be booked to visit local primary schools and run ecology-based workshops.

These workshops are designed to educate and inspire pupils about ecology and the natural environment, whilst also educating students about how the development is being carried out and allowing pupils to engage with members of the developer’s project team.

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Phone: 01924 683 558

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Sustainable Learning connects teachers with free learning resources and expert knowledge to inspire children about sustainability through National Curriculum learning.

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Quizzes and Competitions

The Lake District Coast Aquarium is found in Maryport by the Harbour. The Aquarium is home to lots of different fish from all over the world. Complete our quiz about sharks and rays below!

Get Cumbria Buzzing

Test your knowledge with this online quiz all about pollinators. You might have seen the questions posted before on the website but nows a chance to get a certificate. For more information about Cumbria Wildlife Trust take a look at their website www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk.

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Activities for in the classroom or at home

One of our business partners have come up with a range of challenges and activities to keep the little ones (and big ones!) entertained.

They would love to see your completed activities so please share by tagging Balfour Beatty plc #expertengineers or email community.engagement@balfourbeatty.com

All the activities are available to download below.

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The Primary Science Teaching Trust is working with Science Sparks to create activities for children to have some fun with science at home.
Each two page sheet has activities that are:

  • clear and simple, using household resources
  • accessible and manageable for all
  • fun for children and their families to do
  • linked to follow up activities

They will send out a new  Science Fun at Home every Wednesday and will also be posting them on all their social media accounts. You can also receive these activities direct to your inbox by signing up to their mailing list. Please share these resources with other schools, parents, guardians and carers, and encourage them to pass them on to other families.
For more information about this fantastic resource CLICK HERE

Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Get Cumbria Buzzing

Can you identify Pollinators in your garden or during your daily exercise walk? 

Fundamental to the web of life, pollinators help provide one-third of the food we eat, pollinate more than 80% of our flowering plants and contribute around £690 million a year to the UK economy.  Pollinators are vital to creating and maintaining the habitats and ecosystems that many wildlife rely on for food and shelter.

However, our wild pollinators are in trouble.  More than half of UK bee, butterfly and moth species have declined in the past 50 years, and 30 species of bee’s face extinction.

Can you spend just 10 minutes a day out in your garden recording the number of Pollinators in your garden to give the CWT vital information on pollinators across Cumbria. The records that you collect will be added to the Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre database, providing county and national records.

Use the Bumble Bees and Butterfly spotter guides to identify your species to record on your pollinator recording sheet.

There is also a useful guide on how to record the buzz!

Why not try the Pollinator Quiz and receive a certificate and a FREE packet of seeds  (100% correct entries only) kindly donated by Oakhurst Garden Centre, Cockermouth.

STEM Learning has provided a step-by-step guide to running successful Clubs related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

RSPCA – The education team is aiming to provide teachers, parents and carers with engaging activities that will get young people thinking and debating animal issues whilst incorporating subjects such as science and PSHE. Their free resources are easy to access online from your home CLICK HERE
Science and industry – Paul Tyler shares resources with TES CLICK HERE
Fun experiments to do at home with Jules Pottle a Science Specialist Primary school teacher who developed ‘Science Through Stories’ with Chris Smith, and is also a trainer for https://storytellingschools.com/“.   CLICK HERE for more info.
This collection of resources from BAE Systems contains a series of worksheets for use in the classroom. Looking at different aspects of science, design and technology, and mathematics, they provide activity ideas alongside explanations of the concepts underpinning the investigations. They also aim to encourage young people to make the links to applications in technology and engineering. Age 7-11 CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO