Higher Futures 4U has just begun workshops with a new cohort of primary schools: St Margaret Ward Catholic Primary School from Sale, St James’ CofE Primary School from Gorton, Barlow Hall Primary School from Chorlton and Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School from Beswick. If summer 2010 was anything to go by, we have a very busy and exciting term ahead!
The most recent World of Work days in June at the Manchester Conference Centre and Victoria Baths were a great success, in which children participated in career-based workshops led by writer Anstey Spraggan, dancer Sara Hudson, actor Lucia Cox , Jeff Thomson from Fat Northerner Records , Andrea Long and Melissa Hitchen from Toni & Guy Academy , journalist Rachel Broady , violin-maker Lucy Heron-Johnson (of Tim Toft Violins in Stone, Staffordshire), filmmaker Winston Carrington and our very own Michael Whitworth, Head of Commercial Operations at The Manchester Museum. Thank you to all workshop leaders for their time, effort and support.
The summer term finished with graduations at the Royal Northern College of Music , in which children celebrated finishing the project in caps and gowns, and participated in interview technique workshops with the College’s musicians.
Higher Futures 4U is a multi-strand programme, of which one strand runs through The Manchester Museum . It is a half-term-long programme that engages with Key Stage 2 pupils across Greater Manchester, and their families and teachers. The project aims to increase motivation and enthusiasm for learning, to give pupils the ability to view all of their talents and skills as intelligence, to raise aspirations which will facilitate their future choices, and to heighten awareness towards careers and the pathways to them.
For further information on HF4U, visit www.higherfutures4u.co.uk