28 JUNE - 16 JULY 2021

Leeds City Region Insight Festival


Speakers for Schools, a national education charity with a focus on social mobility, has been appointed by Leeds City Region LEP to deliver a two-week Virtual Insight Festival for young people, aged 14-19, who have missed out this year on experiences of work and industry.

The Festival of Insight Days will shine a light on key employers and growth sectors for the region, including Digital and Creative, Health Tech, Construction, Manufacturing and Engineering. Employers of all sizes will deliver meaningful and interactive Insight Days which include employability workshops and employer led tasks. A SEND specific Insight Day is planned for Wednesday 14th July


To get involved:

Individual pupils: Students can apply to Insight Days that fit with their personal aspirations via the Experience Portal. The process of an individual application is a valuable step of the process. Teachers will need to first register their school with Speakers for Schools,  https://www.s4snextgen.org/Sign-Up/Schools and Students also need to register: https://www.s4snextgen.org/students/Take-Part.


Teacher bookings for groups: Following feedback and consultation the Festival Virtual Insight Days will also be available for group / multiple places registrations using a simple on-line form (https://forms.office.com/r/km8XXjAdvW). This means you will be able to sign up a group (minimum 5), class or year group of young people for a virtual insight day and they do not need to apply individually via the Experience portal. 


Deadlines for group and individual applications:

Application deadline for Insight Days in Week 1, June 28 – 2 July is Monday 14 June.

Application deadline for Insight Days in Week 2, July 5 – 9 is Monday 21 June.