At Slough Aspire we’re all about employment and skills, and under normal circumstances we’d have great activities at the Aspire Centre introducing young people to the world of work and local employers. As we can’t be open at the moment, we thought we’d bring you these resources to bring learning about workplaces and careers to your living rooms, kitchen tables, studies or wherever learning is happening in your households in these unusual times! 
 
A few ideas for engaging your primary schoolers 
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) school pack resources for children with colouring sheets 
Access to STEM curriculum and project-based activities with a little bit of game based fun 
Explore different STEM learning resources available from one of the world’s leading Pharmaceutical companies 
Useful resources to teach your children chemistry using experiments, cartoons, videos and more! 
Fun games and quizzes to develop creative skills 
Fun activities linking to English, Geography and Citizenship and an insight into the working of an international charity 
Activity to learn about different career roles involving working with animals 
Access to Art and Design, History and RE resources from one of Britain’s most famous museums 
A list of useful apps to download to enhance and support learning at home 
 
A bit more challenge for those in Secondary Education 
Activities you can do to find out more about engineering careers 
Achieve learning badges in digital skills 
Tips and tools on setting your children on the path to work 
One of the UK’s most famous Schools is offering free training in skills important to life and to the workplace 
Useful resources aimed at raising young people’s interest in creative careers 
Find educational, inspirational and fun resources for your family to enjoy at home from weekly challenges, DIY videos and fun facts. 
Useful information on developing employability skills, understanding what it takes to work in a successful international businesses and more! 
Resources for older children to learn more about the museum’s collections and historical periods 
Videos and answers to careers in Construction, Health, Creative Industries, Royal Navy – and the Employability Skills needed to succeed 
Exploring art, craft and design resources created by industry experts 
Links to STEM resources that are out of this world! (sorry, we couldn’t resist!) 
Lots of STEM resources including a Q&A with Time Peake! 
Short quiz to take to find out how your skills and passions could lead to career ideas 
Download free Skills and Careers Activities booklet for young people  
 
For older students and any adults who’re looking to learn too! 
Online events to help improve digital and employability skills 
Employment related learning programmes available to do at home 
Explore all the course opportunities available for adults at your local FE College 
Skills support for students to succeed in chemistry at degree level and beyond 
EDX 
A range of online courses from some of the world’s most famous universities all in one place 
 
Advice during COVID-19 for you and your children 
Some helpful tips for staying positive as a family in lockdown. 
Guidance on how to keep your children motivated and studying 
Advice on how to support your children during coronavirus lockdown. 
Government information on how GCSEs and A levels will be awarded following the cancellation of this year's exams. 
Updated Information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings following the outbreak of the coronavirus 
 
Professional Careers Advice & Support Resources 
Access to online SEND workshops and support groups for parents and carers 
Online assessments your children can do to discover their skills and job roles that may suit them and remember anyone can get free careers advice by calling 0800 100 900 
Overview of how parents can help support their children with important career choices. 
Useful information on local support options, COVID19 updates and more 
 
Parents, guardians and carers we hope you’ll find these resources useful and if you know any of your own please do share with us – we’re all about lifelong learning too! 
 
Stay safe everyone! 
 
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