Raising Young Aspirations
Oh I so much look forward to these sorts of days. The evidence for the huge impact that events like these has on these children’s future success in their careers is growing week by week. The latest being a pilot randomised control trial published yesterday (here). It specifically correlates actual rise in grades at GCSE but also details the children attitudes and commitment which anyone who works with businesses knows are the key attributes to getting quality employment.
We had fabulous support as always by a range of companies, individuals and organisations: Nifco, PD Ports, Rolls Royce, Teesside University, NHS, CUBIC, EDF and Pop with his Tesla! He’s actually a doctor but he loves to inspire children about technology. The children from Layfield, Lockwood and Saltburn had such a range of experiences and the evidence tells us that most of them, particularly the ones who find school work a challenge, will do better in school and in life simply by being part of it. This isn’t changing education by ‘teaching them better’, it is about widening social and cultural capital so that they want to do better.
And how to build a jet engine made by Rolls Royce:
Or drive a Tesla with your phone: