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This isn’t really my area, so I asked the boss!

Sam: How did this Higher Futures 4U thing all start then?

Boss: Higher Futures 4U started in 2003 when the Centre for Urban Education developed a primary project aimed at raising the aspirations of children in Greater Manchester. In its first year Higher Futures 4U worked with 12 schools. Since then the project has grown, and by 2009 Higher Futures 4U had been delivered in over 180 classes!

Sam: Who does Higher Future 4U work with?

Boss: The project is run by the Centre for Urban Education and now has strong education links with: The Collaborative Partnerships team in Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Bolton, University of Manchester and the University of Salford.

We also have links with lots of Manchester businesses who provide ‘World of Work’ visits for the children; Frankie & Benny’s, The Palace Hotel, The BPP Law School, Manchester Airport and fire station, The Lowry Hotel, The BBC and many more.

“We had a wicked time today; the children loved it and totally came back to school wanting to do different things at University so they could get cool jobs. Also we met Gordon Burns!”

Teacher after their WOW trip to the BBC.