In the Know: Opportunities to nurture your parent-teen relationship!

In the Know: Opportunities to nurture your parent-teen relationship!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Nurturing an open relationship with your teen can be a bit tricky at times! Especially because adolescence is a time for your child to embrace their identity and learn to be a little more independent. Have a look at these three opportunities to support you and your child with building strong foundations.

Learn how to get it right with online safety, gaming & social media!
Join us on Thursday 1st July at 7pm for a free expert-led webinar by Dr. Elizabeth Milovidov, founder of DigitalParentingCoach.com. In this webinar, you’ll learn strategies to help your child balance screen time with academic life & everyday responsibilities. To discover how you and your teen can enjoy the online world safely through establishing balance and boundaries, click here.     

Join a Live Naturecast with British Ecological Society!
In this free, family-friendly broadcast, you’ll take part in fun interactive activities, from wild art to pollinator encounters, that you can do at home or outside. During this live event, ecologists will take you through spectacular places around the UK. You’ll also have the chance to take part in a live Q&A session. The broadcast takes place on Thursday 3rd July, and you can book here.

 

Learn how medicines are made!
On Monday 21st June, Pfizer STEM ambassadors will take you on an inspiring journey to learn more about what’s involved in developing medicines. Your child will also have an opportunity to look at the importance of science in our everyday lives and explore careers related to Medicine. The event is open to young people of all ages and is free to attend. You can book your space here!

Free Assessment Tool: Find out Your Parent-Coaching Style!
Have you ever wondered what your natural coaching style is as a parent? Having the right tools and resources can help develop and nurture your relationship with your child giving them the added advantage for their future. Take the quiz to enhance your coaching style & discover new tools that you can use to help your teen excel.

In the Know: Learn, Engage, Debate!

In the Know: Learn, Engage, Debate!

In The Know Parents What's new?

We’re in the last stretch towards the end of the academic year! For a great start to the second-half of the term, have a look at these three opportunities that’ll help set your child up for success! These opportunities will give your child the tools they need to build their confidence, make better decisions and help plan for their future. Read on to find out more.

Teach your child about wealth, finance & investing!
Join us tomorrow Saturday 12th June at 1pm for a free online parent webinar. During this expert-led webinar, Dr Aderemi Banjoko, Director of NextGenFL, will be explaining how you can guide your child when it comes to wealth and finance. You’ll also gain tools that you can use to introduce your child to investing. To book your spot, click here!

Engage in Goldsmiths University Creative Studio!
If your child is in Year 12 and is looking at a career in the creative industry, then Goldsmiths Creative Studio will be perfect for them. This free week-long virtual studio will host talks from Goldsmiths University students on their personal experiences, portfolio advice, and research. The studio will run from Monday 28th June to Thursday 1st July, and can register here

Take part in an online debate!
The Big Debate Club, by Smart School Councils, helps young people to take part in a fun, guided online debate. The debates are open to young people aged 6-14 and can be done at home or in class. There are many topics to choose from and your child can join 45,000 young people across England to debate about matters that are important to them. It’s free to participate and you can join here.  

Welcome to our new scholars joining us this term!
We’re pleased to welcome our new scholars and parents joining us this term. Please remember to read the parent handbook so you know how to make the most of your tutoring and mentoring sessions.

Check out our latest testimonial and spotlight interview!
We had the chance to chat with Jillian, a parent of one of our scholars, to understand her experience of the programme. During the interview, Jillian shares more about how the tutoring sessions boosted her son’s confidence in Maths, and how it helped him to stay focused on his studies. You can read the full interview here.

In the Know: Back to school activities

In the Know: Back to school activities

In The Know Parents What's new?

We hope you had a good half-term break and are ready and refreshed for the last stretch to the end of the academic year! In this week’s newsletter, we’re sharing three fun activities that your child can enjoy after school. These activities will help stimulate your child and help get them ready for the future! Read on to find out more.

Join a Book Club!
Oxplore Book Club Live is designed for young people aged 11-14. At this month’s meeting, Oxford students will talk about Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman. Your child will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions in a live chat. The book club is free to attend and takes place on Wednesday 30th June. You can sign up here

Explore Clean Careers!
If your child is in year 8 to 10 and is looking at a career that can help save the planet, then this is a great free opportunity for them. They will hear from inspiring role models who have impressive and unique careers which contribute to protecting our planet. The session takes place on Wednesday 23rd June, and you can book your spot here

Get your Girl Into Coding!
This free exciting workshop is for girls aged 10-14 and is hosted by Girls into Coding. In this workshop, your child will be able to explore online coding activities, online robotics, 3D Design, and electronics. There will also be inspirational talks from women in STEM and is great for beginners. The workshop takes place on Sunday 13th June, and you can book your place here.

Your free Guide to Apprenticeships!
We’ve put together The GT Scholars Guide to Apprenticeships to help 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, and FAQs. You can download the guide by clicking on this link!

In the Know: Unlock, Discover & Create!

In the Know: Unlock, Discover & Create!

In The Know Parents What's new?

This week we’re excited to share with you three insightful opportunities that can help nurture your child’s active minds and get them to learn something new. These opportunities can help give your child the boost they need this half term. If this sounds like the tools you need, then read on to find out more!

Join our Free Parent Webinar: Unlock your Child’s Inner Genius!
Join us for an evening with learning expert Giulia Remondino, Expert Instructor at 21 Days UK. During this insightful 90-minute webinar, you will gain tools and techniques you can use to accelerate your child’s learning. This free webinar will take place online on Thursday 3rd June at 7pm. To book your spot, click here.

Design your own Theme Park!
Talk about Art is hosting a free online workshop for young people aged 7-19. In this workshop, your child will have the opportunity to design their theme park and stand in line to win amazing prizes. It can be anything from a rollercoaster to a haunted train ride. The workshop takes place from Thursday 3rd June, and you can sign up here

Explore Mars with Vision Events!
This free online activity is open to young people 6 and above and gives you and your family the opportunity to explore Mars together. You’ll have the opportunity to write basic command sequences, play the role of a Mars rover, or a scientist,  and help explore decisions and accomplish goals. To join the workshop on Tuesday 1st June, sign up here.

Spotlight of the month – Meet one of our scholars!
We’ve got a new spotlight to share! Xavier joined our Bright Ambitions Programme in 2019 as he believed that it would help him acquire new skills . Through the programme, he has been able to gain leadership, communication skills, and overall confidence. We wish him the best for the rest of his year 11 journey, and we know that he’s got a bright future ahead of him. To learn more about Xavier’s experience, click here.

In The Know: Skill-boosting opportunities for parents and young people!

In The Know: Skill-boosting opportunities for parents and young people!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Parenting can be really tricky! One of the biggest challenges is looking for new strategies and opportunities that can help your child be more prepared for life. This week, we’re bringing you three opportunities that will help give your child the boost they need to succeed!

Unlock your child’s inner Genius!
Join us on Thursday 3rd June at 7pm for a free online parent webinar. During this expert-led webinar, Giulia Remondino, MD of Genius in 21 Days Uk, will explain how you can unlock your child’s potential using personalised methods suited to their needs. If you’d like to tune in to this insightful webinar, click here.

Improve your study skills!
Future Learn has a 4-week free online course that will help your child improve their study skills and manage stress related to studying. Using the three-step model of previewing, summarising, and revising, your child will keep motivated while learning. This course is open to young people of all ages, and you can sign up here

Develop Coding Skills with Tinker Studios!
During this free online workshop for young people aged 8-15, your child will learn from award-winning tutors how to use programs to design a website. At the end of the workshop, they will leave with their own website and the skills needed to get a head start in the workplace. To sign up for this workshop on Saturday 5th June, click here

In the Know: Virtual Work Opportunities for Young People!

In the Know: Virtual Work Opportunities for Young People!

In The Know Parents What's new?

As young people transition from their teenage years into early adulthood, they are met with many important decisions. Amongst these decisions is choosing a career and having the necessary support and guidance is crucial. That is why we shifted the focus for this week’s newsletter to virtual work experience. Please read on to learn more about opportunities that you and your child can explore together.

Join the Deloitte Career Shaper Programme
This 3-day programme hosted by Deloitte is free and open to young people in Years 11-12. During this programme, your child will have the opportunity to challenge themselves by getting involved in client projects and building their leadership skills. Applications for the August intake are open and will close on Saturday 31st July. To sign-up, click here.

Register for the CyberFirst Online Course
If your child is enthusiastic about technology and wants to expand their knowledge, this free online course is for them. This course is open to 14-17-year-olds and will give them practical insights into digital safety and how everyday technology works. The course will run from July to August 2021, and you can sign up here.

Explore the Veterinary Profession!
In this free course brought to you by Future Learn, young people interested in veterinary science will get an insight into life as a vet. Your child will also have the opportunity to learn more about the workings of a veterinary practice and discover the day-to-day challenges a vet might face. The course is open to all young people, and you can register here.

 

In the Know: Insight and Experience for young people!

In the Know: Insight and Experience for young people!

In The Know Parents What's new?

In this week’s newsletter, we wanted to share a few opportunities for young people that will give them the chance to have an insight into the working world and how they can get a headstart on their future goals and aspirations. Read on for the full line-up, packed with not-to-be-missed opportunities.

Discover the GT Scholars Journey!
On Thursday 6th May, GT Scholars Founder Temi Kamson will be hosting a free pupil and parent info session. During the webinar, Temi will explain how the unique A.S.P.I.R.E ™ framework is used in the GT Scholars programmes to support young people. You’ll also learn how to implement this framework at home with your child. If you’d like to find out more, please register your attendance here!

Work Experience week at Microsoft!
Young people in year 9 and 10 across the UK will have the opportunity to get an insight into what early-in-career looks like with Microsoft. Young people will have the chance to hear from senior executives who will share their career stories and will also learn about what is needed academically to get into Microsoft. The week runs from Monday 10th to Friday 13th May 2021, and your child can sign up here.

Insight Day with Sir Robert McAlpine Engineering!
During this free session, your child will learn more about engineering and how much it affects our everyday life. The session is open to young people aged 14 and up and will allow them to ask questions about engineering and explore the world of technology and how it is used now. Applications close on Friday 21st May 2021, you can sign up here.

Bright Ambitions – Application deadline extended!
Quick reminder: The application deadline for the Bright Ambitions Programme has been extended to Saturday 15th May. This leading 12-week programme offers tutoring, mentoring and personal development courses for young people aged 13-16. If your child is looking at improving their grades and gaining leadership skills please register your interest here.

In the Know: Think Big and Succeed!

In the Know: Think Big and Succeed!

In The Know Parents What's new?

The new term is here! I hope you had a great start to the first week of the term? This week we thought we’d share three opportunities that will help you and your child to think big and will allow you to work together towards their goals and turn their dreams into reality. 

Thinking about joining one of our programmes?
Meet with GT Scholars Founder & CEO, Temi Kamson, to find out more about how to get your teen started on our programmes. The webinar will explain more about the Bright Ambitions, Headstart & Young Leaders programme. Join us to find out how your child can make the most of the tutoring, mentoring & coaching opportunities. The webinar will include a Q&A and will take place on Thursday 6th May 2021 at 7pm. Want to find out more? Register here!

Join us for a free Expert-Led Webinar!
Education expert, Karen Bryson, will be sharing skills and strategies to confidently equip your child with the tools needed to succeed at secondary school. In this webinar you will discover how to help your child feel confident about their abilities and develop ideas that will help create a successful transition from Primary to Secondary school. The webinar takes place on Thursday 29th April 2021 at 7pm, and you can book your place here.

Enter the Big Bang Competition!
If your child has an inquisitive mind, likes to challenge facts and invent solutions then why not get them to enter The Big Bang Competition. All they have to do is submit a project in any of the STEM-related fields, and they will be in the running to win prizes ranging from generous cash prizes to prestigious titles. The competition is open to young people between the ages of 11-19 and entries close on Monday 3rd May. To enter click here

 

In the Know: Unlock your child’s full potential!

In the Know: Unlock your child’s full potential!

In The Know Parents What's new?

With the Spring term around the corner, we thought it would be great to share a few opportunities that will help you to help your child unlock their full potential and achieve their aspirations. This week’s line up will help your child reach new heights and discover potential within themselves that they may not have yet realised. Read on to find out more.

Don’t miss the Bright Ambitions application deadline!

If your child is looking at improving their grades and gaining leadership skills then the Bright Ambitions Programme will help them achieve these goals. This 12-week programme offers tutoring, mentoring, and online personal development courses for young people between the ages of 13-16. Spaces on the programme are limited and applications close on Saturday 24th April, so be sure to register your interest as soon as possible.

Achieve your dreams!
Brandon Hakim has a free mini course for parents and young people of all ages that will teach them how to achieve their dreams and unlock their potential. In this course they will learn specific strategies from the world’s smartest people, learn to define their purpose and goals, and how to make achieving goals a way of life. To register for this course click here

Join the Microsoft Council for Digital Good Europe
Microsoft is inviting young people between the ages of 14-16 to join its Council for Digital Good – Europe. This is an 18-month engagement program for young people from European countries. Young people will have an opportunity to meet with and hear from Microsoft, as well as online safety partner organizations, and offer their insights to the company and others. Applications close Monday 7 May 2021 and your child can apply here.

In the Know: Aim High, Develop and Succeed!

In the Know: Aim High, Develop and Succeed!

In The Know Parents What's new?

With only one week left before the new term begins, we hope you’re making the best of what’s left of the half term. Looking ahead to the new term, we’ve listed three opportunities that will help your child build skills they need to end the academic year with a positive impact. Read on to find out more about some great opportunities for you and your child.

Join our free webinar for parents!
On Thursday 15th April, GT Scholars is hosting a free webinar for parents where education expert Temi Kamson will be sharing key strategies you can use to help your child cultivate a growth mindset and achieve their aspirations. You’ll also get a chance to learn more about what a growth mindset is and why it’s considered to be the number one tool for success. To sign-up for the free webinar click here.

Applications for Bright Ambitions Programme are closing soon!
This leading 12-week programme offers tutoring, mentoring, and online personal development courses for young people between the ages of 13-16. If your child is looking to improve their grades and gain leadership skills then this programme will be perfect for them. Spaces on the programme are limited and applications close on Saturday 24th April, so be sure to register your interest as soon as possible.

Aim A little Higher!
Entrepreneur and motivational speaker Kamal Hyman hosts a podcast for ambitious young people. The podcast includes interviews with inspirational individuals to find out what makes them tick and how your child can use these strategies to succeed. The podcast takes place every Monday and Wednesday, and your child will also have the opportunity to send their questions to the experts. To join the podcast click here.

Explore Critical Thinking Skills with Coding!
We also wanted to include the updated link for last week’s Cause4Children online workshop again. This free online workshop will be held for young people aged 11-16. At the end of the workshop, your child will be able to write coding stories and develop them into games as well as receive a certificate of completion. The workshop will take place on Saturday 17 April 2021 and you can book your place here.