In the Know: Free Online Work Experience with Brit Insurance!

In the Know: Free Online Work Experience with Brit Insurance!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Have you ever wondered if your child has the skills required to be the best they can be when they enter the working world? Virtual work experience gives your child a unique opportunity to gain work experience in a company that they might not normally get access to. This week we’re sharing three opportunities that could help boost your child’s employability skills and give them an insight into the world of work. Read on to find out more!

Free Online Work Experience with Brit Insurance!
We’ve teamed up with Brit Insurance to launch digital challenges to attract more young people to careers in the insurance industry. Your child can complete the challenges in their own time and download their certificate when they’ve finished which they can add to their CV or personal statement. We’ve also got some amazing prizes up for grabs. Your child can win up to £3000 in prizes for themselves and their school,and be invited to a career insight day at the Brit insurance offices in central London (Travel expenses included!) If your child is between the ages of 11-18, please share this link to help get them started.  

Explore a Day in the Life at Deloitte!
Deloitte’s Career Shapers programme is designed for young people in years 10 through to 12 that’ll provide a day in the life at Deloitte. This free 2-3 day programme will cover leadership skills and tackle challenging client projects. It will also give your child an insight into the programmes at Deloitte. Applications close on 30th June, and you can apply here

Gain some Virtual Work Experience with Barclays!
Barclays LifeSkills is offering a free online work experience programme for young people aged 14-19. The programme includes online activities, five live sessions with Barclays employees, and project work. Your child will learn to identify their skills and develop a growth mindset for lifelong learning. Applications close on Wednesday 15th July, and you can register here.

In the Know: Creative and Interactive Opportunities!

In the Know: Creative and Interactive Opportunities!

In The Know Parents What's new?

We hope you enjoyed your long weekend and got some much-deserved rest! This week we’re sharing three exciting opportunities that you can share with your child! These online activities will help your child learn more about their environment and the universe! If this sounds like something your child will enjoy, read on to find out more!

Creative sessions for Young People!
Kakou is hosting a free online session for young people ages 16 and up. During this session, your child will have the opportunity to express themselves through music and the creative arts and explore how the environment and social culture is changing around them. The session takes place on Wednesday 11th May, and you can book here

Learn how to sketch a Bumblebee!
Join Artist Laura Cuppage as she provides a step-by-step guide on how to draw a bumblebee. She’ll also be talking about why these creatures play such an integral part in our ecosystems and in maintaining our planet. This session is open to young people of all ages and takes place on Thursday 19th May. To join the session, click here

Take a Virtual Tour with Science in Schools!
If  your child is curious about how big space is, then this free webinar will be perfect for them.  During this webinar your child will be taken on a virtual trip to Chile to visit the ESO telescopes and learn about the work and lives of astronomers. It’s open to young people aged 14-19 and takes place on Friday 20th May. To register for the webinar, click here.

In the Know: Exciting and Engaging After School Fun!

In the Know: Exciting and Engaging After School Fun!

In The Know Parents What's new?

With school back in full swing and the kids settling into the after holidays routine, we thought we’d share some exciting opportunities that’ll help you and your child keep the learning ablaze. These fun after-school activities will keep your child engaged while having fun. Also, a reminder that applications for our 1:1 Programmes close on Monday! Sounds fun? Read on to find out more! 

Deadline Extended for our online 1:1 Programmes!
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 2nd May 2022, 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 to write your own songs!
The Reading Agency is hosting a free online workshop for young people aged 12 and up. Songwriter Christine Pillainayagam will take your child through a lyric journey. During this workshop, your child will learn the fundamentals of lyricism, have a chance to write and share their own songs and take part in a live Q&A. The workshop takes place on Thursday 12th May, and you can join here

Be inspired with Author Kiran Millwood Hargrave!
Join Oxplore Book Club for a free online event for young people aged 11-14. During the event, Author Kiran Millwood Hargrave will be talking about the inspiration behind The Girl of Ink & Stars. There will also be a Q&A where your child can share their thoughts on the book and learn more about the characters, themes, and process of writing. The event takes place on Wednesday 25th May, and you can sign up here

In the Know: International Earth Day!

In the Know: International Earth Day!

In The Know Parents What's new?

In celebration of International Earth Day 2022, we’re sharing opportunities for your child that focus on the planet and the many challenges it faces. This year’s theme is “Invest In Our Planet”, encouraging individuals, businesses, and governments to invest in technologies and practices that can benefit the earth. Also, a reminder that applications for our 1:1 programmes close soon, read to learn more!

Applications for our online 1:1 Programmes close !
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 25th April, 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 Green Careers!
Founder4Schools is hosting a free live webinar for young people 11 and up. The webinar will give insight into career opportunities that protect, repair and celebrate our Earth. Your child will learn about different careers that save the planet, the opportunities they can offer, and how to get there! The webinar takes place on Friday 22nd April, and you can book here

Enter the Global Coding Jam Competition!
To celebrate Earth Day, JetLearn is hosting a Global Coding Jam competition where your child will have the opportunity to create their coding projects on Earth Day. The competition is open to young people aged 6-16 and doesn’t require any coding experience. They have a chance to win prizes up to £16000. The competition closes on Sunday 15th May, and they can enter here.

In the Know: Exciting Easter Activities for the Family!

In the Know: Exciting Easter Activities for the Family!

In The Know Parents What's new?

The Easter Holidays are here! If you’re looking for an exciting way to get your family engaged or just an opportunity for the family to get together and have some fun, then this week’s line-up is just for you! Also don’t forget applications for our 1:1 programmes are now open, and you can find out more below!

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 25th April, 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.

Create your Minecraft Easter Build with Microsoft!
If your child enjoys playing Minecraft, then this online event will be great for them. During this event, your child will have the opportunity to put their Minecraft knowledge and skills to the test and develop their own Easter creative build. It’s open to young people of all ages and takes place on Friday 15th April. To register, click here.

Learn to Make an Easter Tangram Bunny!
Maths on Toast is hosting a free online session for the whole family to enjoy. During this session, your family will create their own Easter Tangram bunny. You will have the opportunity to learn how you can make almost anything with just 2D shapes. The session takes place on Saturday 23rd April, and you can join here.

We’ll be closed for Easter!
Just a reminder that our offices will be closed during the Easter holidays. So, we’ll be out of the office from Friday 15th April till Monday 18th April. We’ll be back on Tuesday 19th April. Have a great Easter!

 

In the Know: Fun Half Term Activities

In the Know: Fun Half Term Activities

In The Know Parents What's new?

The half-term break has finally arrived! I hope you’re ready for the much-deserved break. This week we’re sharing some exciting events that can keep your child engaged whilst having fun. Also, applications for our 1-1 programmes are now open. If you’re looking at giving your child the added advantage, read on to find out more!

Applications for our online 1:1 Programmes are open!
We’re excited to let you know that applications are open for our 1:1 online Tutoring & Mentoring Programmes. Our scholars have been able to move up by 2-grade points within a year of being on one of our programmes eg. from a D-grade to a B-grade equivalent! The closing date for applications is Friday 06th May 2022. If you’d like to find out more or are interested in signing your child up for this term, book a call with the Scholar Success Team!

Learn to make music with Three Discovery!
If your child likes making music, then this workshop will be great for them. During this workshop, your child will have the opportunity to learn about a new app called Garageband. The app will help promote your child’s creativity and give them a chance to make their own music. The workshop is open to young people aged 7-14 and takes place on Wednesday 13th April. You can sign up here

Discover how to create your own novel!
Arts Emergency is hosting a free online workshop for young people aged 16 and up. During this workshop, Holly Williams, author, and journalist will take you through the basics of creating and selling a novel. It’s also a great opportunity to ask questions from someone who’s been there and done it in today’s market. The workshop will take place on Wednesday 13th April, and you can register here

We’ll be closed for Easter!
Just a reminder that our offices will be closed during the Easter holidays. So, we’ll be out of the office from Friday 8th April till Monday 11th April. We’ll be back on Tuesday 12th April. Have a great Easter!

In the Know: Set the Road to your Dream Career!

In the Know: Set the Road to your Dream Career!

In The Know Parents What's new?

It’s almost the end of term and the long-awaited break is almost here! We hope you’re looking forward to it. This week we’ve lined up three events that will help your child focus on getting into University and look at the skills required to achieve their dream careers. If your child is in secondary school and is looking for opportunities to develop their future, read on to find out more!

Join our Free Parent Webinar: How to Pave Your Child’s Journey Into Oxbridge
Join us on Thursday 31st March at 7.30pm for our free online parent webinar. During this expert-led webinar, Joanna Baptista and James Bromfield, co-founders of Unipear, will explain how you can encourage your child to start thinking about Oxbridge. They’ll also be sharing expert advice to help you discover whether Oxbridge is right for you and your child and help you to understand the timeline for preparing and planning for Oxbridge. If you’d like to tune in to this insightful webinar, click here!

Spotlight on Employment and Young People
Learn more about the vital capabilities that young people need in order to be prepared for their next steps and for the world of employment. The group of young panellists will discuss opportunities and challenges around designing your own future and improving employability. The session is open to young people aged 16 and older ,and is hosted by The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. It takes place on Tuesday 3rd May, and you can register here

Learn more about Green Careers!
Founder4Schools is hosting a free online webinar for young people 11 and up to learn more about Green Careers. This is a great learning opportunity for young people to learn about different careers that save the planet, what they entail, the opportunities they can offer, and how to get there! The webinar takes place on Friday 22nd April, and you can join here

In the Know: Join our upcoming webinars for parents!

In the Know: Join our upcoming webinars for parents!

In The Know Oxbridge

We hope you’ve had a fantastic week so far? This week’s newsletter is packed with exciting opportunities to give your child a head start for their future! We’ll be sharing information for our upcoming parent webinars along with an event focused on helping your child discover their career path! If you’d like to know more, read on!

 

Help boost your child’s employability skills and win up to £1500! 

Join us on Thursday 24th March at 5pm for our free online parent webinar where you’ll have the opportunity to find out about how you can help your child get started with the GT Scholars x BRIT Insurance Digital Challenge! The digital challenges have been designed to give young people a chance to learn about careers in the insurance industry and an opportunity to win £1500! In addition to this, your child will get to use and apply their knowledge and skills in Mathematics, Literacy, Science, and Geography as well as their Research, Presentation and Entrepreneurial skills! If you’d like to join, click here!

Join our Free Parent Webinar: How to Pave Your Child’s Journey Into Oxbridge

Join us on Thursday 31st March at 7.30pm for our free online parent webinar. During this expert-led webinar, Joanna Baptista and James Bromfield, co-founders of Unipear, will explain how you can encourage your child to start thinking about Oxbridge. They’ll also be sharing expert advice to help you discover whether Oxbridge is right for you and your child and help you to understand the timeline for preparing and planning for Oxbridge. If you’d like to tune in to this insightful webinar, click here!

Discover Career Journeys and Insights with ISACA!

Join this free live and interactive session and engage with experienced professionals from Cyber Security, IT Risk and Governance, and IT Audit. During the session, they will discuss their career journeys, the challenges they encountered, and how they were able to take advantage of what was available to them. The event takes place on Monday 21st March, and you can register here.

In the Know: STEM Events for British Science Week!

In the Know: STEM Events for British Science Week!

In The Know Parents STEM What's new?

I hope you’ve had a great week, and are looking forward to the weekend! British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. It starts today, 11th of March and ends on Sunday 20th March. This years’ theme is Growth! In today’s newsletter, we’ll be sharing events and resources that are all about STEM! Read on if you’d like to know more!

Learn all about the nervous system!
STEM Ambassador Hub is hosting a free webinar that focuses on your nervous system. During this webinar, your child will learn more about what cells make up our brain, how we form memories, how our nervous system works, and how scientists study brain damage. The webinar is open to young people 14 and up and takes place on Monday 14th March. To book your place, click here

Discover where your passion lies!
Founders4Schools is hosting a day of free, online, 30-minute interactive webinars to give secondary students, aged 11 and older, insight into a range of careers in STEM. This is a great opportunity for young people to learn about different available in STEM careers, the opportunities they can offer, and how to get there! The event takes place on Thursday 17th March, and you can sign your child up here!

Explore the Physics of Matter!
Open University is bringing you a free online presentation where they’ll be discussing the Physics of Matter, Time, and Space. During this presentation, your child will have the opportunity to learn about the behaviour of matter on a human scale, astronomical bodies, and plasma. The presentation is open to young people aged 16 and older, and takes place on Sunday 20th March to register, click here.

 

In the Know: National Careers Week!

In the Know: National Careers Week!

Careers In The Know Parents What's new?

Did you know that National Careers Week is taking place from Monday 7th March? We’re excited to kick it off with our Online Careers Summit. This will include exciting panel discussions and masterclasses, hosted by our professionals that are sure to get your child ready for their future! We’ll also be sharing other events to help your child get career ready! Read on to find out more!

Sign up for the GT Scholars Online March Careers Summit!
Our online Careers Summit takes place on Saturday, 5th March and is free for young people aged 13-18 and their parents to attend. This year’s online Careers summit is sponsored by BRIT Insurance, and our keynote speaker will be Caroline Darker, Head of Talent Development at BRIT Insurance. It’s a great opportunity where your child will get to meet with and learn about careers and apprenticeships from professionals from a range of universities and corporate organisations such as Accenture, Barclays, BRIT Insurance, NHS, and University College London. If you’d like your child to attend, they can register here!

Explore a Career In Economics!
Discover Economics is hosting a free, online event to showcase the exciting and varied opportunities in economics. It’s open to GCSE and A-level students and will allow them to learn about the careers available to those that study economics, have the chance to ask questions to economists working in exciting jobs, and gain advice and guidance on how to apply for economics degrees. The event takes place on Thursday 10th March, and you can book here

Discover where Engineering can take you!
Join HeppSY NCW for a free 30 minute career session for Engineering students. The session is open to young people in Years 9-11 and will look at the skills they need in their current studies, future careers their subjects can lead to, the university level routes that are available and what they need to get there. There will also be an interactive Q&A session and discussion points where students will be encouraged to engage with the team. It takes place on Tuesday 8th March and you can sign up here.