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Summer Half-Term Network Update

School display board featuring pupils hand drawn jigsaw pieces representing their dream jobs. Featured is a pupils drawings of various dinosaurs and fossils with annotations, as this pupil wishes to be a palaeontologist.

A huge congratulations to all our pupils and teachers who have completed SATs.  We understand it’s a challenging period, and it can often feel like the pressure is building. The Hub of Hope is a fantastic resource for support, with over 9,000 local, regional, grassroots and national services listed. It’s the UK’s go-to mental health support signposting tool. Our Impact […]

Low Carbon Energy Company Partners with Positive Footprints to Inspire Local Children

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Two Burnley companies, the Low Carbon Energy Company and Positive Footprints, are working together to inspire children at a local primary school. Whittlefield Primary School will deliver Positive Footprints’ award-winning Raising Aspirations Programme to 30 Year 5 children. This follows the success of Low Carbon’s previous work with Rosewood Primary, St Peter’s Primary and Positive […]

Spring has sprung! Our highlights this term

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This term has been full of inspiring stories and lightbulb moments created by our network – thank you! With the summer term on its way, we’re sharing a few highlights from this spring term. This term, over 300 pupils have told us what they think and the results are in!  We aim to positively influence how children […]

Positive Footprints secures Government funding to boost career education in Wyre

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In a significant boost to career education for local pupils, Positive Footprints has secured a £67,000 grant from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, in partnership with Wyre Borough Council. The funding will enable 20 primary schools across Wyre to participate in Positive Footprints’ award-winning programmes, designed to broaden aspirations and equip […]

Positive Footprints partners with Gentoo, continuing to raise aspirations in primary schools across Sunderland

image shows a close up of a Gentoo worker and three pupils, one girl and two boys all dressed in Gentoo high-vis' jackets and hard hats

Hundreds of school children have continued to benefit from Positive Footprints’ Raising Aspirations career programme. Our programme inspires young people to identify their natural talents, believe in themselves and visualise a positive future. It builds on natural curiosity and shapes how children perceive the world they live in. During National Careers Week, children from Dubmire […]

Springing Forward: Our Latest Milestones and Inspirations

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As the Spring Term unfolds, we are thrilled to welcome a further 872 young people to our Network who have begun their adventures in self-discovery, resilience building and the world of work. We can’t wait to create lightbulb moments! Before diving into their new adventures, we listened to the voices of our future leaders. Their […]

Shining Bright: Tegan’s Apprenticeship Success

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We caught up with our customer service assistant, Tegan, who completed a Customer Service Apprenticeship with The Learning Foundry in 2023.  Before beginning her apprenticeship with The Learning Foundry, Tegan worked with DFN Project Search who supported Tegan’s learning difficulties and helped her hunt for her perfect career. To our joy, Tegan joined the Positive Footprints […]

Ørsted inspires the next generation with Positive Footprints

Positive Footprint’s partnership with Ørsted has created fantastic opportunities for children to explore their aspirations and discover careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). It is widely recognised that the UK will have a shortage of technical and engineering skills needed to meet future needs. With this in mind, Ørsted’s East Coast Fund provided […]

Make a ‘positive’ difference in 2024

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It’s the start of a new year – A lot of us are all thinking about how we’d like to develop and give back through work – don’t worry we’ve got your back!! Why not get involved in supporting our Raising Aspirations programme?Our programmes support schools to help kids learn more about careers. 🗣️Do a […]

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