Raising aspirations

Attitude to success

A full-day programme where trained business volunteers facilitate a series of seminars. The session engages and inspires, developing positive thinking, interpersonal skills and resilience in students of all ages. The workplace can be challenging and frustrating, so these skills are essential for future success and happiness.

Understanding my personality helped me to know myself better.

Year 8 student
Sarah Bonnell School

Making choices are important. Making the right choices are important. And also the wrong choices, as you learn from your mistakes.

Year 8 student
Sarah Bonnell School

Gifted & talented

This programme develops employability skills and awareness of educational and career options through workshops. It’s usually targeted at the same group of Gifted & Talented students for one to three years. We work closely with employer partners to create a dynamic partnership, which includes workplace visits and regular interaction with business volunteers.

Very good! Well-timed, interactive and packed with learning opportunities.

Brampton Manor Academy

Gave me a better understanding about my weaknesses, so I know where to improve.

Year 10 student
Cumberland School

Children’s University

East London Children’s University provides 5 – 14 year olds (with their families) with access to exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside of the normal school day. These learning activities are called ‘Learning Destinations’ and are provided in a range of settings including; Schools, Museums, Galleries, Clubs and virtually.

We aim to raise aspirations, celebrate achievement, boost achievement and foster a love of learning, so that children can make the most of their abilities and interests.
All students who join the Children’s University have a Passport To Learning in which they can collect stamps and stickers to demonstrate the number of hours of learning they have achieved in validated Children’s University activities.

New for 2020! We are delighted to introduce our East London Children’s University At Home after school club, a club designed for children to participate at home and focussing on what makes each child happy!  Check out our short animation video – click here  East London CU At Home after school club and get in contact with us to find out more.

As students reach each milestone they are invited to a graduation ceremony to recognise participation and achievement in front of proud friends and family.

East London Children’s Univeristy produces a regular half termly ezine to advertise the latest activities taking place in East London for our Children’s University families.  The latest edition of the East London Children’s University e-zine is now available!!  We look forward to finding out what you get up to over the holidays – keep us updated on Twitter @EastLondon_CU!

Whether you are a school, parent, child or potential learning destination contact us to get involved: Jessica Worf – East London Children’s University Manager / ELCU@15billionebp.org

Children’s University is an exciting opportunity to engage children in out of school activities as well as inspire them in career choices. Having the aspiration to attend University from such a young age should help with their learning at school.


World of Work Week

A pioneering primary schools’ initiative that introduces children to the world of work. This innovative week-long programme consists of classroom activities, World of Work visitors and interactive visits to workplaces for every child in school. The programme is fully resourced and organised by 15billionebp and is aimed at children from nursery age to Year 6.

World of Work Week is well planned, resourced and age appropriate. It enables pupils to learn all about a variety of jobs in and around their community. It is packed full of activities, which are fun, practical and cross curricular.

Vicarage Primary

Careers guidance

We offer face-to-face, impartial career guidance services. These focus on empowering and enabling young people to navigate the increasingly complex process, as well as raising aspirations and realizing potential. The personal interview forms part of the wider careers programme in schools. Our services are delivered by Level 6 qualified careers advisers.

Careers Day

We train business volunteers to host engaging workshops around their job roles, education, career path and day-to-day life. Careers Days are a chance for students to discover more about potential options available to them. The labour market is changing rapidly, but we still believe it’s valuable for young people to meet and share the experience of work professionals.

The event provided students with a great platform for finding out about careers that you may not even think about in school.

Plashet School Careers Day