The importance of role models to younger pupils

A new article by Future First’s Chief Executive Lorraine Langham for Education Executive has highlighted evidence around the positive impact of role models for primary school pupils.

With Future First now increasing its work with younger children, the charity’s chief executive draws on evidence from Primary Futures which showed that the motivation, confidence and attainment of primary children improved when they met relatable role models.

Ms Langham says in the article: “With research finding young people’s perceptions of their future often sets at a very young age, it is essential we provide primary children with early insights into the broad range of options open to them.”

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