About Open Futures

About Open Futures


What is Open Futures ?

Open Futures is a skills and enquiry-based curriculum development programme, linking learning and life. It was developed to help children discover and develop practical skills, personal interests and values, which will contribute to their education and help to enhance their adult lives.

Open Futures is a fresh way of meeting the needs of primary school children, whose natural spirit of enquiry is fostered and nurtured through the programme’s four curriculum strands – askit, growit, cookit and filmit.

These linked creative contexts stimulate and motivate, providing children and their teachers with the opportunity to work with professionals who are experienced in delivering educational projects from the worlds of food, horticulture, media, academia, philosophy and the arts.

Since it began, Open Futures has been demonstrating its potential in pilot schools across the country. The next phase of the programme is in the process of being launched, aiming to give more and more children access to this exciting brand of learning. Find out more in the Open Futures schools section of the website.