Services for Young People Hertfordshire Services for Young People

Rocket into the Future

Groupwork for Key Stage 2

Rocket into the Future

Value of the programme

The Services for Young People Rocket into the Future programme encourages KS2 students to think about their future. It is designed to support schools in ensuring their students are prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

Rocket into the Future includes a choice of many exciting intergalactic-themed lessons on various topics linked to the PSHE education programme of study (PSHE Association, January 2020). The programme addresses gender stereotyping in occupations and contains strong links to encouraging interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) throughout.

Programme summary

Health and wellbeing

  • 'Blast Off into the Future' - Exploring future options  Explore possibilities
  • 'Mission Control' - Understanding what skills and attributes are needed for jobs Grow throughout life
  • 'Total Eclipse' - Making effective transitions to secondary school  Grow throughout life
  • 'Reach for the Sky' - Raising aspirations  Manage careers
  • 'Stargazing' - Exploring inspirational role models and widening knowledge of related careers   Balance life and work
  • 'Landing and Exploration' - Linking subjects to future careers  Explore possibilities


  • 'Rocket Girl' - Challenging stereotypes  See the big picture
  • 'Satellite Transmission' - Teamwork, communication and problem solving  Create opportunities

Living in the wider world

  • 'Mission to the Moon' - Enterprise activity  Create opportunities
  • 'My Universe' - World of work and local Labour Market Information (LMI) Explore possibilities
  • 'Spacecraft Systems' - Using IT to research careers  Explore possibilities
  • 'Shooting Stars' - Exploring the real work force  See the big picture

This programme offers virtual and face-to-face:

  • Informative, engaging and interactive workshops for groups of KS2 students
  • Delivery by qualified careers advisers with up-to-date knowledge of the local labour market
  • Support for students to establish links between curriculum subjects and the world of work
  • Help for students to investigate the range of opportunities available in their preferred subjects
  • Support from a wealth of employers

Who benefits?

  • Year groups 4 to 6


  • Face-to-face delivery: Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London
  • Virtual delivery – any location

Who should purchase this service?

  • Head teachers
  • KS2 leaders


"Without exception, classes across all year groups have reported very positive feedback, from both pupils and teachers. Students thoroughly enjoyed the activities organised for them. An ideal experience for the children; thank you for the planning and preparation of this event.” Assistant Head Teacher, Royston

"I have gained a better understanding of how school subjects relate to jobs in the world of work. I didn’t know that English and Maths were so very important”. Year 6 student, Potters Bar