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Our education
programmes

We believe every young person has the skills and qualities to build a positive life for themselves.

We help every young person we work with achieve their full potential, regardless of their background or circumstances.

We believe you matter.

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Young People

Our programmes are planned to meet YOUR needs

You are at the centre

of everything we do.

You get to share ideas

and have a say in how 

your programme is

planned.

How It Works

Your school will have chosen you for this programme because they believe it will benefit you. You will be with Foundation Futures one day a week for one full term. You get to go out of school and do different things, everything we do is outside the classroom.

Questions & Answers

  • How many people are in my group? There are 8 young people in your group

  • Will there be anyone else from my school? There might be others from your school but there will be other schools from Newcastle or North Tyneside in your group.

  • How do I get there? Your parent / carer will get a text the night before telling them when we will come and pick you up from your house. We use a minibus to pick everyone up and take them home at the end of the day. The first pick up is about 9.30am and you will normally be home by 3.30pm.

  • Who will I be working with? You work with the same 2 Foundation Futures staff in each session so we can get to know you and you can get to know us.

  • Do we get breaks? Yes! There is plenty of time for breaks. We have an outdoor area, music room. pool table, playstation, and chill out zone.

  • What happens if I don’t like it?

    We always say to give the first two sessions a go and if you really don’t like the programme please talk to Foundation Futures staff and we will discuss you returning to school.

  • Do I need to bring my own lunch or money? No. You always get lunch with us, usually from the cafe in the community centre. If we go out, we take a packed lunch.

  • Can my friend join? Groups are usually pre decided and can’t be changed however this is a conversation you can have with your trusted teacher.

  • Can I move groups? In some cases we may decide to move you to a different group. This would always be discussed with you before any decisions are made.

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Are you in
Year 7, 8 or 9?

Your programme is called 

Building Skills

This is a 12 week programme designed to develop confidence, resilience and real life skills.

 

You will take part in lots of fun activities both at our base in Walker and also out and about. Activities include:

  • Teamwork and team challenges

  • Cooking

  • Social Action Projects

  • Art activities (t-shirt printing / plaster cast / canvas painting)

  • Outward bound activities, survival skills and falconry

  • Cultural visits

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Are you in
Years 10 or 11?

Your programme is called 

Building Futures.

This is a 12 week programme designed to develop confidence, resilience and real life skills.

 

You will take part in lots of activities both at our base in Walker and also out and about. Activities include:

  • Teamwork and team challenges

  • Cooking

  • Social Action Projects

  • Art activities (t-shirt printing / plaster cast / canvas painting)

  • Outward bound activities, survival skills and falconry

  • Cultural visits

  • Employer visits

  • CV writing

  • Planning your next steps Post 16

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A group of young people who attended our women and girls conference in 2023

ThisLife : Girls In-School Support

You'll have been chosen by your teachers to take part in this project. For one hour a week you will meet one of our staff in a small group to discuss issues of your choice. These might include; friendships, body positivity, drama, stress or anything else you would like!

Our Amazing Team.

You will be with the same 2 members of staff every day you are with us. We will encourage you to be the best you can be. We are really interested in what you think and are here to listen and understand.

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