A series of Cardiff primary school visits from some of the biggest names in business, arts and culture have been arranged for this year’s Open Your Eyes Week. Open Your Eyes Week is designed to raise the children’s career aspirations as they prepare to move from primary to secondary school.
Starting today, 27 businesses and organisations from Cardiff and the wider city region are visiting nine primary schools to speak to Year 6 children about the career opportunities available to them.
Originally the brainchild of staff at Severn Primary School in Riverside, Open Your Eyes Week was first held in 2015, starting with the help and support of nearby businesses and people connected to the school.
Using links created through the Cardiff Commitment this year, this year’s Open Your Eyes will see more businesses and organisations involved, visiting more schools and speaking to more children.
The nine primary schools are:
Grangetown Primary School, Kitchener Primary School, Landsdowne Primary School, Mounstuart Primary School, Ninian Park Primary School, Radnor Primary School, Severn Primary School, St Paul’s Church in Wales Primary School, St Mary the Virgin Church in Wales Primary School
The 27 businesses and organisations are:
Aldi, Atradius, BBC, Blake Morgan, Cardiff Blues, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Council, Cardiff International White Water, Celsa, Circle IT, Eversheds Sutherland, Exchange Hotel, GE Aviation, ITV, Kier, Lovell Construction, Millennium FX, Morganstone, Network Rail, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Royal Air Force, Royal Mail, Techniquest, Visit Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre, Women in Poverty, Working Word