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

Entertainment

  • 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 info@futurefirst.org.uk