Free resources available for parents, guardians and carers


With many people now having to teach children at home, we’d like to share a list of all the free resources that are available to make the task a little bit easier and keep young people motivated during this time.

Future First Resources

Future First will be uploading our own free resources regularly.

  • Skills & Strengths activity – which enables young people to identify the skills shown by alumni in their working life and encourages them to reflect on their own skills and strengths.
  • Pathways activity – to encourage young people to reflect on the different pathways alumni take after leaving schools.
  • Support networks and empathy – helps students learn about the importance of empathy, who is in their support network, and how to ensure they are listening ‘actively’ when supporting others.
  • Balancing your pressures with safe spaces – allows students to understand how supporting their wellbeing can enable them to cope with their school work and other pressures more effectively.
  • Hobbies and interests – finding your fit – helps students design a weekly framework for activities, using their time at home to develop skills and find hobbies that they excel at and enjoy.
  • Applying flexibility, perseverance and problem solving – students learn about skills that are key to being resilient, and how to use them.
  • Work experience profiles – We have collaborated with alumni across our network to gather advice and guidance on how students can gain some crucial work experience whilst staying at home.
  • Work experience in the third sector – A virtual work experience week to give an insight into working at a charity like Future First. Activities help students build on the skills and experience they’d need for many careers, not just the charity sector.


  • Primary: What is resilience? – helps primary pupils learn about resilience and the different ways for improving it.
  • Primary: Transitions – helps primary pupils explore the transitions happening in their life and strategies to manage these.
  • Primary: World of work – encourages your pupils to learn more about the world of work through interviewing an adult at home about their pathway, skills and experiences.

Primary Resources

Secondary Resources


  • David Walliams is releasing one free audio book every day for 30 days to keep everyone entertained.
  • Joe Wicks is doing live P.E lessons every Monday to Friday at 9am until schools are reopened. You can watch all his P.E lessons so far on his YouTube channel.
  • The Scouts have a website called ‘The Great Indoors’ with lots of ideas for indoor activities.
  • Audible have released a collection of audio books for free and will continue to do so for as long as schools are closed.

If you have any to add to the list, please email