Value of the programme
YC Hertfordshire's Rocket into the Future programme encourages KS2 students to think about their future. It is designed to support schools in ensuring their students are prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
Rocket into the Future includes a choice of many exciting intergalactic-themed lessons on various topics linked to the PSHE education programme of study (PSHE Association, January 2017). The programme addresses gender stereotyping in occupations and contains strong links to encouraging interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) throughout.
Health and wellbeing
- Blast Off into the Future - Exploring future options
- Mission Control - Understanding what skills and attributes are needed for jobs
- Total Eclipse - Making effective transitions to secondary school
- Reach for the Sky - Raising aspirations
- Stargazing - Exploring inspirational role models and widening knowledge of related careers
- Landing and Exploration - Linking subjects to future careers
- Rocket Girl - Challenging stereotypes
- Satellite Transmission - Teamwork, communication and problem solving
Living in the wider world
- Mission to the Moon - Enterprise activity
- My Universe - World of work and local Labour Market Information (LMI)
- Spacecraft Systems - Using IT to research careers
- Shooting Stars - Exploring the real work force
This programme offers:
- Informative, engaging, interactive workshops for groups of KS2 students
- Delivery by qualified careers advisers with up to date knowledge of the local labour market
- Support for students to establish links between curriculum subjects and the world of work
- Help for students to investigate the range of opportunities available in their preferred subjects
- Support from a wealth of employers
Who is benefitting?
Year groups 4 to 6
Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London
Who should purchase this service?
- Head teachers
- KS2 leaders
"Without exception, classes across all year groups have reported very positive feedback, from both pupils and teachers. Students thoroughly enjoyed the activities organised for them. An ideal experience for the children; thank you for the planning and preparation of this event.” Assistant Head Teacher, Royston, Feb 2016
"I have gained a better understanding of how school subjects relate to jobs in the world of work. I didn’t know that English and Maths were so very important”. Year 6 student, Potters Bar, Nov 2016