In the Know: Inspiring Autumn Activities

In the Know: Inspiring Autumn Activities

In The Know Parents What's new?

How are you? We hope the week has been going well? With Autumn here and the beautiful change of colours around us, we’ve included three fun activities that’ll help inspire your child. In this week’s newsletter, we’ll look at how they can sketch the beauty of Autumn, write a poem about how the season makes them feel, and look deeper into ocean life. Read on to find out more!

Learn more about Watercolours!
The Creative Dimension Trust is hosting a free online workshop for young people aged 14-19. This three-day course will cover an introduction to materials, an exploration of traditional techniques, and how to use watercolour to paint fine detail on hot-pressed paper. The workshop takes place on Saturday 5th November, and you can sign up here

Write a Poem about Autumn!
Speak the Word is hosting a free online workshop for young people in secondary school to learn more about writing poetry. In this workshop, your child will learn how to free write, journal, and be inspired to add artwork to their poetry. The workshop takes place on Saturday 01 October, and you can sign up here

Join the Young Marine Biologist Summit!
If your child is looking to become a Marine Biologist, why not get them to join the Young Marine Biologist Summit? This online summit is hosted by The Marine Biological Association and is an opportunity for young people aged 13-18 to meet professional marine scientists for inspiration and ideas. The free summit takes place on Saturday 26th November, and you can register here

In the Know: Your Guide to Apprenticeships!

In the Know: Your Guide to Apprenticeships!

In The Know Parents What's new?

We hope that your week has been going well! Has your child ever considered joining an apprenticeship programme? As a young person, working out what steps to take for their career can be a big choice as they think about what they enjoy doing and what they’re good at. In this week’s newsletter, we’re sharing opportunities that’ll help make the decision easier. Read on to find out more!

Applications for our online 1:1 Programmes Close on Monday!
Applications for our 1:1 Tutoring & Mentoring Programmes close on Monday! Our 1:1 Programmes are perfect for ambitious young people living in the UK aged 11-18 who are looking to improve their grades AND gain leadership skills in the process! Applications close on Monday 26th September, so make sure to book a call with the Scholar Success Team if you’d like to sign your child up for this term’s intake.

Share The GT Scholars Guide to Apprenticeships
We’ve put together The GT Scholars Guide to Apprenticeships to guide young people and parents to learn more about apprenticeships before embarking on their apprenticeship journey! In this guide, we cover topics such as the different apprenticeship levels, pros & cons, tips to find the right apprenticeship & FAQs. If your child is looking into apprenticeship programmes, then this guide will be perfect for them.

Learn more about Early Careers at Deloitte!
If your child has finished their A-Levels and is looking for an exciting challenge, why not get them to apply for the BrightStart Apprenticeship Scheme with Deloitte? More than a paid training programme, it is a permanent job with great opportunities to progress and grow into a career that’s right for them. To learn more, click here.

In the Know: National Coding Week!

In the Know: National Coding Week!

In The Know Parents What's new?

We hope you’ve had a good week!! Did you know that National Coding Week will take place from the 19th-25th of September? It is the perfect opportunity for young people to learn more about the fascinating world of coding and computer science! In this week’s newsletter, we have a few coding-related activities and resources that will have them building new skills, exploring new careers, and having loads of fun while learning.

 

Applications for our online 1:1 Programmes are open!
Applications for our 1:1 Tutoring & Mentoring Programmes are open! Our 1:1 Programmes are perfect for ambitious young people living in the UK aged 11-18 who are looking to improve their grades AND gain leadership skills in the process! Applications close on Monday 29th September, so make sure to book a call with the Scholar Success Team if you’d like to sign your child up for this term’s intake.

Learn more about Java Programming!
Gimstech is hosting a free online workshop for young people of all ages to help set them up for success. This Java Programming workshop will introduce your child to the latest technology and empower them with skills to code. The workshop takes place on Saturday 17th September. To register, click here

Join a Coding Club!
Code Club World is a free online platform for young people of all ages who would like to learn how to code. Code Club will help your child get started on their coding journey with fun activities and games, learn block and text-based programming such as Scratch and Python with fun, themed challenges. To learn more, click here

In the Know: Online Courses to Help Upskill Your Teen!

In the Know: Online Courses to Help Upskill Your Teen!

In The Know Parents What's new?

We hope your child has settled into the new academic year! This week we’re sharing with you new ways that your child can upskill themselves. These skills will help boost their confidence, build their digital skills and help improve how they study. Also, don’t forget that applications for our 1:1 programmes are open! Read on to find out more!

Applications for our online 1:1 Programmes are open!

Applications for our 1:1 Tutoring & Mentoring Programmes are open! Our 1:1 Programmes are perfect for ambitious young people living in the UK aged 11-18 who are looking to improve their grades AND gain leadership skills in the process! Applications close on Monday 29th September, so make sure to book a call with the Scholar Success Team if you’d like to sign your child up for this term’s intake.

Develop your Digital Skills!
Futurelearn has a free online course for young people in secondary school to help build their digital skills. In this interactive course, your child will identify the tools and resources they need to get the most out of their independent learning and studies and discover what successful online learning looks like. To sign up for this course, click here.

Learn how to study with your favourite Superheroes!
Enhance your child’s academic journey with this free online course from Udemy. During this fun course, your child will learn discipline, focus, organisation, and productivity skills. Each lesson is linked to a superhero or villain, like Loki or Thanos, making this more enjoyable for your child. To register for this course, click here.

In the Know: Welcome to the New Academic Year!!

In the Know: Welcome to the New Academic Year!!

In The Know Parents What's new?

The new academic year has begun, and we hope that your child has started to settle in. With all the school runs, homework, and extracurricular activities, we thought we’d share a few fun opportunities that’ll help brighten your day! Read on to find out more!

Applications for our online 1:1 Programmes are open!
We are excited to announce applications for our 1:1 online Tutoring & Mentoring Programmes are now open. As a result of participating in one of our programs, scholars have been able to move up two grade points within a year – from a D-grade to a B-grade! You can find out more and sign up your child for this term by booking a call with the Scholar Success Team!

Discover your Maths Sense!
High school Maths teacher and YouTube star Eddie Woo shares his passion for Maths. In this TedTalk, he explains how Maths is a sense, just like sight and touch, and encourages young people to seek out the patterns around them for a whole new way to see the world. To tune into this TedTalk, click here

Join a Writing Workshop!
Pen to Print is hosting a free online writing workshop for young people of all ages. During this workshop, your child will have the opportunity to meet authors, discover new genres and celebrate the joy of reading. The workshop will take place on, Saturday 17th September, and you can book here.

In the Know: Opportunities to Help Give Your Child an Added Advantage!

In the Know: Opportunities to Help Give Your Child an Added Advantage!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Can you believe there are just a few more days before the Summer break is over? I hope you’ve had a chance to get some well-deserved rest! We’re sure you’re busy with all the back-to-school preparations, so we thought we’d share a few opportunities that’ll help your child get back into gear! Read on to find out how your child can get an added advantage in the new year!

Applications for our online 1:1 Programmes are open!

We are excited to announce applications for our 1:1 online Tutoring & Mentoring Programmes are now open. As a result of participating in one of our programs, scholars have been able to move up two grade points within a year – from a D-grade to a B-grade! You can find out more and sign up your child for this term by booking a call with the Scholar Success Team!

Learn Study Habits from the Best Students Across the World!
Douglas Barton, Founder of Elevate Education, gives a Ted Talk on top learning habits from students across the world. For 13 years, he studied the practices of the highest performing students in order to identify what drives student performance. During this Ted Talk he shares the key performing habits that will help your child to succeed. You can watch this Ted Talk here.

Boost your Memory Skills with a Free Online Course!
Udemy has a free online course for young people of all ages to help boost their memory. In this course, your child will understand what memory is, what are its building blocks and the tools and techniques to improve their memory. This will be a great tool to help get them started before the new academic year. You can sign up for the course here.

In the Know: We are Half-way Through Summer!

In the Know: We are Half-way Through Summer!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Wouldn’t it be great if we made the last few weeks of summer memorable? In just about 3 weeks, the summer holidays will come to an end and the upcoming academic year will begin. There is still time to make a lasting impression on your future. This week, we’re sharing three impactful activities that will promote academic and career growth. Read on to find out more.

Take charge of your future!

Preparing For Your Future is a free online course to help 14-16 year olds build skills and career confidence.These free online courses help teens discover more about themselves and also establish their academic and career aspirations. They will also learn how and what they need to do to be successful. To sign up for this online course, click here

Tune into this Ted Talk!

Amy MacLeod is an experienced tech executive, a strategic communicator, and a messaging architect. In her Ted Talk she  translates complex business, financial, and technical developments into valuable sound advice for the next generation. She offers career advice about how your values are important when choosing a career. To check her talk click here.

Learn more about Digital Apprenticeships!

The Development Manager (TDM) is holding a free Open Day on Monday, 22 August 2022, for young people who completed their A Levels, to find out more about their Tech and Digital Apprenticeships. Your child will hear from apprentices and employers, and will have the opportunity to ask any questions they may have. Register here to attend

In the Know: Fun Summer Activities!

In the Know: Fun Summer Activities!

In The Know Parents What's new?

The Summer holidays are here! I’m sure the kids are excited, and you’re probably looking forward to weeks without getting up, making lunches, and getting the kids on their way to school. This week we’ve lined up three summer activities that’ll help beat the boredom blues! Read on to find out more!

The Summer Bucket List

Keeping the kids entertained is the biggest challenge of the summer – what are you going to do? Well,there are more than a 100 things you can do during the summer holidays. You just need a bucket list to make it even more fun. eParenting compiled a free list of indoor and outdoor summer activities that you can try. Click here to start ticking off activities for the whole family.

Summer Creative Workshops

A creative workshop is a great and unique opportunity for kids to learn to express themselves and also explore their creative talents. You can sign up for the Climate of Change – Summer Creative Workshops for children between the ages of 8 -18. They run free, weekly themed Zoom sessions  facilitated by singer/songwriter, Grace Davey. Parents are welcome too! Register here for the workshop.

Free Downloadable Resources!

Make sure your child never says the dreaded “I’m bored” phrase again by downloading this free summer activities pack! You can use these resources at home and while travelling to keep the young ones occupied. There are over 1000 free resources on Twinkl that will keep your child (age 5 – 18) entertained!To access these resources, click here.

In the Know: National Marine Week!

In the Know: National Marine Week!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Isn’t it fun to spend a day at the beach with the kids? We all deserve a beach day after this week’s extreme heat! As the tides turn between the 23rd of July and the 7th of August, National Marine Week is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate wildlife in the sea and our relationship with this incredible habitat.Our seas not only provide fun entertainment for the whole family but also provide oxygen for every breath you take. Read on for more info!

The Deadline has been Extended for the Online Digital Challenges!

The great news is that the submission deadlines have been extended! If your child has joined us on this journey and still needs to complete their challenges, they have until Wednesday 27th July to complete all 5 challenges. Pop them a reminder by sharing this link with them. Brit will be offering an amazing prize of £3000 for challenge winners and their schools or youth groups. Here is the link to help get them to complete the challenges before the deadline.  

Inspire the kids to do their part!

At the age of 11, Haaziq Kazi delivered his first TED Talk at TED-Ed Weekend and unveiled his prototype invention: a ship named Ervis that cleans plastic from the ocean surface. The homemade prototype he created in his bathtub has evolved into the Ervis Foundation, a coalition of young people mobilising their peers to clean our oceans. The work of Hazziq inspires all kids to do their part in conserving marine life. Click here to get inspired.

Free Downloadable Resources!

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has free downloadable resources for young people of all ages. The group aims to inspire people, especially children, to do their part in conserving marine life. Your child can find free educational resources on their website about marine, food chains, adaptations, and fossils. You can join the Living Seas After School Club if you are interested in doing more for the marine environment. To access these resources, click here.

In the Know: Virtual Summer Camp!

In the Know: Virtual Summer Camp!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Guess what? Summer is here! Almost everyone recalls their childhood’s carefree, seemingly endless summer days with fondness and joy. As parents, some of us may have mixed feelings about this season for our children. How can we avoid the “I’m bored!” comments? In this week’s newsletter, we will be sharing three opportunities that will keep the children learning while having fun all summer. Read on to find out more!

Join The GT Scholars x Brit Insurance Digital Challenge for Young People

Young people in the UK will have a chance to showcase their skills and talents, by taking part in the GT Scholars x Brit Insurance Digital Challenge! These digital challenges have been designed to give pupils a chance to gain online work experience in the insurance industry, a growing field that is offering many opportunities for young people. Pupils will also gain a certificate once they complete all 5 challenges, and there are amazing prizes for challenge finalists and winners! If your child is between the ages of 11-18, please share this link to help get them started. 

Join a Free Reading Club!

Reading 4 Kids is a fantastic reading club for children, jam-packed with fun and exciting activities, to expand both knowledge and vocabulary. Children can enjoy activities, word of the day programmes, quizzes, and most importantly, quality reading time. Our learning levels are designed based on age groups so that your children will find something that is challenging but also suitable for them. Classes begin on the 23rd of July and take place every Saturday. To join the free club, click here.

Summer Coding Workshop!

STEM professionals offer a free taster session into coding, coding career opportunities and much more. Now they are offering a Summer Coding Workshop for students to enjoy. It is a 5-day series of online Coding sessions all week long! It is designed for high school students – especially girls and students from minority ethnic backgrounds – who are interested in learning more about coding. During their workshop, students will learn the basics of coding as well as receive advice from industry professionals! To sign up, click here.