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    Polly Bryant
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    We have an education programme offering free assemblies and sessions to schools, all linked to deliver the national curriculum. We have sent multiple emails out to schools offering this but are getting very few even opening the emails.

    Has anyone got advice on how to reach schools?

    Thanks

    Polly

    #2106
    Anneka France
    Anneka France
    Keymaster

    Hi Polly,

    Have you tried reaching out to the Royal Geographical Society? They have good links with schools and teachers across the country: https://www.rgs.org/schools/

    Hope that helps!

    Anneka

    #2226

    Ursula Juta
    Participant

    Hi Polly,

    I always initially address emails to the head, so it’s worth finding out names/email address in advance and then I follow up with a posted letter too. Sometimes it also takes a few phone calls to prompt them!

    Hope it helps.

    Best wishes,
    Ursula

    #2238

    stefficallaghan
    Participant

    Having worked in schools as a teacher in the past you might have better luck trying to approach the Geography (or Science) lead directly who is responsible for that curriculum area. Sometimes school websites can say who that is. The person responsible for a particular curriculum area is often keen to get outside speakers in (and can probably give it more focus than the head). I know that I would have been receptive to such an email when I was Geography lead.

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