I‌nspiring Minds - Primary School Projects

Inspiring Minds is led by York Cares and aims to inspire disadvantaged children, aged 7 – 11. Collaborating with employers, student teams will deliver workshops which bring University studies and the world of work to life for the pupils and in doing so boost confidence, develop creativity and foster a love of learning. 

2017/18 Projects 

Apply Autumn term, deliver in Spring

Food and Culture: Encourage young people to eat healthily and discover new cultures through food, working with local chefs to teach the pupils new skills and host a parent cafe. More details and apply via Careers Gateway

Marketing and Retail: Share with the pupils the princpals of marketing and help them to design their own shops to pitch to retail executives. More details and apply via Careers Gateway

Apply Spring term, deliver in Summer

Travel and Sustainability: Inspire young people to think about the future of travel, to include a trip on the trains to go behind the scenes of Arriva Rail North.

Law and Justice: Working with the Police and Magistrate, stage a crime and create a mock trial in court to educate children about law and justice. 


  • Attend 3 workshops in lesson planning, delivery in a classroom and feedback from the class teacher in preparation for the sessions.
  • Deliver 2 classroom based workshops (each 1/2 a day) and support employee volunteers to deliver a class trip 

For full details and to apply visit York Students in Schools on Careers Gateway

Any questions? Email ysis@york.ac.uk