Aspirations in childhood are an important driver for achievements in adult life. However, studies show that children from lower socio-economic groups have lower expectations. Join WISE and Chapter One for a debate about how we can all build confidence in these children. Together, we can help give them a future not limited by their background, gender or race. Topics · Reading for pleasure as a foundation for STEM · Closing the education gap · Encouraging young children to consider careers in STEM · Improving outreach programmes · Ensuring a wider and more diverse talent pool

Panel members: · Chapter One, Business Development Manager, Sarah Taylor · WISE, Head of Products & Services – Projects, Katherine Watson · Sellafield Ltd tbc, Stuart McCourt, Education, Community and Development Lead · Ocado, Suzanne Westlake, Head of Corporate Responsibility & Corporate Affairs