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Planning Ambassadors Schools Project

Bringing planning into the classroom

We need new ambassadors to help us build the future of planning…

If you are proud of planning and keen to inspire the next generation of planners then why not sign up as a Future Planners ambassadors? Our Future Planners education initiative encompasses school presentations and, in selected areas, new Apprenticeships for young people. The aim of the Future Planners campaign is to excite young people about planning, and to provide a flavour of the range of career opportunities it offers…

We need ambassadors who have the confidence and presence to engage young people and spark their imagination.  Any RTPI member can become an ambassador – young planners and experienced practitioners alike – and remember, ambassador activity can contribute to your CPD…

If you already have contacts at a school, and could easily arrange a visit then we particularly would like to hear from you. The visits will be of special interest to geography teachers. However, the themes of heritage, citizenship and dealing with political challenges or debates may be useful to other curriculum subjects too…

If you don't have a school in mind don't worry …we have also produced a helpful series of very simple 'how to' guides which can assist you in identifying and approaching schools. Just contact your Regional Co-ordinator and sign up for a presentation, materials and video…

Additionally, we need ambassadors to represent the RTPI at careers events which might be at a school, college or university. Perhaps you know of an event in your area that you would like to attend? Again, we have careers materials, and guidance that we can supply you with…

We look forward to hearing from you and creating the future of planning with you… 

Promoting the planning profession at school/student level as part of the curriculum is important to us and schools and colleges have welcomed the opportunity to take part.

Participant Schools

So far Northumberland CoE Academy, Ashington, Newcastle School for Boys, Kenton School and St Mary's RC School to name just a few our have had a visit from the Planners!

So what would Billingham's Future Planners do to shape their town? Find out here.

Teachers- Find out how you can arrange a school visit from an RTPI Ambassador

We are also developing materials to support teachers, helping them build a planning element into their teaching