An innovative project which helps children discover their potential and find out more about the world of work is to be given a £10,000 boost after councillors in Wyre agreed to support it.
The one-off contribution will help fund the Raising Aspirations scheme, which aims to better inform youngsters about career opportunities by opening up the world of work and building connections with local employers.
This project, run by the Positive Footprints Network which is part of Regenda Housing, has already proved popular in schools across Fleetwood..
Successful pilot projects have taken place at six primary schools in the port – Charles Saer, Chaucer, Flakefleet.
Shakespeare, St Mary’s and Larkholme and also at Fleetwood High School.
Now it is planned to roll out the initiative in five schools elsewhere in Wyre, backed by the council’s contribution after a meeting of portfolio holders on Thursday last week.
“From a young age society asks children what they want to be when they grow up and the picture they draw for themselves is one that they know,” a council report stated.
“To visualise a future that is both exciting and ambitious, all young people need access to opportunities that inspire and support them to lead positive lives.
“The programmes are delivered by teachers and the children get to learn about the importance of identifying their own unique talents and those in others.
“The programme is innovative, career-related learning, incorporating the exploration of careers linked with education and qualifications.”
A bid has also recently been submitted to the Careers and Enterprise Company for substantial funding for support for
200 schools across Lancashire and Liverpool.
The report added: “We expect engagement with 300 children across five schools as a direct result from our £10,000 contribution together with the value and support it provides to the bid to the Careers and Enterprise Company.”