Big Aspirations

By February 11, 2022Projects

Raising aspirations with Selby primary schools.

Selby Big Local is working with the three primary schools in the Big Local area – Selby Community Primary School, Barwic Parade Community Primary School and Selby Abbey C of E Primary School – to deliver, ‘Big Aspirations’, a bespoke, year-long raising aspirations programme for year 6 pupils in our community.

Working with Selby College, local high schools and our delivery partner, NYBEP, Big Aspirations aims to raise career and personal aspirations and excite pupils about the world of work, equipping them with life skills to make a successful transition to high school.

We launched Big Aspirations in November 2017 and after a fantastic first year have now committed to expanding the programme over the next couple of years. Over the course of the programme, pupils have the opportunity to find out about a wide range of jobs and training, explore their own skills and goals for the future, and benefit from mentoring support.

Find out more about the programme and see what young people think of their time on Big Aspirations by watching our short film.

We are always looking for businesses in the region and members of our local community to be part of this exciting project…

Do you have a job you love, could you help to excite young people about your career, or did you have an experience at school or college that you think would motivate others? Do you work for an organisation keen to meet potential employees of the future?

We’d love to hear from you. Please contact to find out more.

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