• Enabling pupils to make the link between what they are learning and the world of work

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How to talk to tiny people

Although you may be very familiar and comfortable presenting all sorts of complex business information within your field, presenting to a group of primary school children can still seem daunting if you haven’t done it before.

But remember that children of primary school age are almost always enthusiastic, keen to learn and ask questions — they will probably be much more engaged than that conference audience you presented to in Birmingham last year!

This document aims to give you a few starting points and some tips on preparing and presenting.

The first thing to do, if you haven’t already, is talk to your Primary Business Partner (PBP) broker, Sarah Glass, to find out what is already known about the school and their requirements. Sarah will also be able to tell you whether you should liaise directly with the school to further plan and refine your session, or whether she or another business representative will be your point of contact.

Becoming a Primary School Governor

Have you ever thought of becoming a school governor? Well, if you have then read on. If not, why not? It’s a great way of using your business and work-related skills in a broader way, and truly giving something back to your local community.

The benefits of volunteering for the individual are well-documented — not only do you get to gain new skills and experience but your involvement could make a huge difference to that school and the future of young people in your local community.

A business that encourages its employees to volunteer also gains. Studies show that employers who enable their employees to carry out volunteering duties see more motivated employees and also tend to gain from being seen as a progressive employer within their local community. Such things can be vital in attracting the best people to join, and stay, with your company.