In the Know: Find your Inner Engineer!

In the Know: Find your Inner Engineer!

In The Know Parents What's new?

We hope you had a good week? Have you noticed that your child is technically minded, skilled at science and mathematics, and good at problem-solving? If so, then maybe a career in Science or Engineering could work for them. This week we’re sharing a few opportunities that could spark that career conversation. Also, don’t forget to sign up for our Online Digital Challenges!

Help Share our Linkedin Post!
Today is Social Mobility Awareness Day and we’ve created a special LinkedIn post that we’d love for you to share with your professional network. As you know we’ve teamed up with Brit Insurance to help young people develop their employability skills. We’d like to reach many more parents and schools so that we can help more young people reach their career goals and gain online work experience. If you’re on LinkedIn and you’d like to help us spread the word to more schools and young people, please like this post or share it with your network

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.  

Create and Play with Colour!
The Great Exhibition Road Festival has a free online opportunity for families to create and play with colour. This hands-on activity will give you and your child the opportunity to experiment and invent with colour and create your own colourful artworks. There is also an opportunity to send through your questions about Science and Engineering. To find out more, you can access this activity here.  

Discover Careers in Engineering!
Founders4Schools is hosting a free online webinar for young people of all ages to find out more about the range of careers that engineering can offer them. During this webinar, your child will meet the experts who work in a range of engineering careers who will discuss the opportunities available to them. The webinar takes place on Tuesday 21st June, and you can register here

In the Know: Feed your Curiosity!

In the Know: Feed your Curiosity!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Are your children curious about how electricity works?, maybe they’d like to know more wildlife?, or looking to venture out into a new interesting career? If this sounds like you, or we’ve sparked some curiosity, then this week’s newsletter is just for you! Read on to find out more about these three exciting opportunities we’ve got lined up!

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.  

Discover the World of Electricity!
Founder4Schools is hosting a free online workshop for young people aged 11-14. In this workshop your child will hear from role models who work in the generation and supply of electricity and electrical engineering fields. They’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about their careers and how they use the science learned in school. The workshop takes place on Monday 13th June, and you can sign up here

Learn more about Wildlife!
Join the Museum of Zoology for a free online family event exploring wildlife past, present, and future. This event will uncover the collections that tell us about the wildlife of the past, and you’ll also find out about wildlife research today and what you can do to support biodiversity. They’ll also share some ideas on how to make your collection in an ethical, sustainable way. The event takes place on Tuesday 21st June, and you can register here

In the Know: Develop your Skills this Half-Term!

In the Know: Develop your Skills this Half-Term!

In The Know Parents What's new?

I hope you’re enjoying your long weekend? In this week’s newsletter, we’re sharing three opportunities that’ll keep your child engaged and motivated during the half-term break. These activities will help your child prepare for the upcoming exams, help gain employability skills, and there’s also a free webinar just for you! Read on to find out more. 

Free Parent Webinar – Navigating your path to financial success
Join us on Thursday 9th June at 7pm for a free online parent webinar. During this expert-led webinar, Daryl Harper, Financial Educator, will learn strategies to help you achieve financial freedom and how to take action and live the life that you have been yearning for.  If you’d like to tune in to this insightful webinar, click here.

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.  

Discover how Music can Help you Study!
Whole Step CIC is hosting a free online workshop for young people aged 13-18. This workshop focuses on providing relaxing and creative space focusing on your child’s feelings and positive memories. During this workshop your child will use music and creative drawing to reduce exam stress. The workshop will take place on Wednesday 8th June, and you can sign up here.

In the Know: Improve your Digital Skills!

In the Know: Improve your Digital Skills!

In The Know Parents What's new?

I hope you had a good week so far and looking forward to the half-term break. This week we’re sharing with you three opportunities that’ll help boost your child’s digital skills. Also, a reminder that our GT Scholars x Brit Insurance Digital Challenge has begun, so you can still sign up!

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.  

Free online Coding Workshop for Girls!
Steamette is hosting a free online workshop for young girls aged 10-19. In this workshop, your child will have the opportunity to learn how to create interactive animations and games using Scratch coding. The workshop will also help enhance problem-solving skills and develop their cognitive skills. It takes place from Tuesday 31st May, and you can sign up here.

Explore more about the Gaming Industry!
Into Games is hosting a free 4-day online careers festival for young people of all ages. This online festival will give them the chance to discover current job opportunities from UK Games Studios, the opportunity to get their questions answered by industry professionals, and receive relevant advice to up-skill and boost their confidence. It starts on Wednesday, 22nd June, and you can register here!

In the Know: Online Development Opportunities!

In the Know: Online Development Opportunities!

In The Know Parents What's new?

We hope you had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend. This week we’re sharing three opportunities that you can share with your child that’ll help improve their employability and study skills. These free opportunities will offer your child the added advantage in school and the working world. If this sounds like just the right fit for you, 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.  

Enrol in an online Skills Development Course!
Youth Employment UK is offering young people between the ages of 14 and 16 an opportunity to boost their life and work skills. During this free course your child will receive life hacks and pep talks and discover youth-friendly opportunities. Once you complete the course, you get a certificate that you can add to your cv. The course is ongoing, and you can sign up here

Improve and Develop your Study Skills!
Udemy has a free online course for young people of all ages to help improve and develop their study skills. During this course your child will learn how to enhance and optimise their cognitive performance and learn techniques that will improve their memory and recalling ability. They’ll also learn how to manage their time better. To sign up for this course, click here.

 

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!