I Can Be

This year, we are embarking on an exciting project with a group of ten girls from Year 3. Over the course of the year, Miss Tyrrell will be taking the girls to a variety of different workplaces throughout Birmingham that are all ran or facilitated by women.

What is the aim of the project?

I Can Be brings seven and eight year-old girls into the world of work, broadening horizons and helping them to discover the breadth of opportunity around them.

Run through schools, the programme gives Year Three girls the opportunity to research, visit and interview a wide range of female professionals in their workplaces during their working day.

Targeting inner-city primary schools, I Can Be enables girls to explore jobs they otherwise may never be exposed to, building their curiosity and confidence along the way.

Within the UK, we are currently working in inner-city London, Sparkhill and Small Heath in Birmingham and Great Yarmouth. We choose the areas we work in very carefully, identifying where there are high levels of disadvantage and there is less likelihood that children will be exposed to a variety of jobs or visit neighbourhoods outside of their own.

Where will we be visiting?

14.02.19 – Amanda Pye – Queen Elizabeth Hospital

08.03.19 – Becky Reid – Birmingham Rep Theatre

21.03.19 – Aanisah Begg – Midven Venture Capital

04.04.19 – Sarah Sanford – GRIN Agency

09.05.19 – Flora Kay – IKON Gallery

How can you get involved?

If you would like to attend one of the visits and support our school and the girls involved, please contact Miss Tyrrell in 3 Air.

For more information, visit http://www.icanbe.org.uk