In the Know: Developing Problem-solving skills!

In the Know: Developing Problem-solving skills!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Have you ever wondered how you can help foster your child’s problem-solving skills? Perseverance and courage are important character strengths that we believe help children to develop the skills they need to tackle life’s challenges! This week, we’ll be sharing fun, educational activities that will encourage problem-solving and brainstorming, with the aim of helping young people to make sense of clues, and try different solutions on their path to problem-solving fun. Read on to find out what we’ve got lined up!

Learn to design and code apps with Microsoft!

In this free workshop, young people aged 13 and older will learn about apps and how to create them. They’ll get to brainstorm their app ideas and learn to code an app with App Lab! By the end of this workshop, your child will have learned coding fundamentals and understand what apps are and how coding relates to them. The workshop takes place on Friday 8th October, and you can book here

Learn how to make your own cartoon!

Udemy has a free online course for young people of all ages. In this course, your child will create 25 fun cartoon drawings, participate in activities that grow critical thinking skills, develop hand-eye coordination, encourage self-expression and apply the knowledge gained to create their own unique masterpiece. You can register for the course here.

Develop problem-solving skills with Figure This!

Figure This! is a free app for young people aged 11 and up, that uses math problems to help them understand real-world scenarios! These challenges cover topics from algebra and geometry to statistics and probability. This app can help your child to visualise math problems and gives them extra questions and reading suggestions to extend their learning! To sign up, click here

Applications for our online 1:1 Programmes close today!

This is your last chance to book your call with our team to find out more about our 1:1 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! The closing date for applications is 24th September 2021. 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 today!

In the Know: Opportunities to boost creativity!

In the Know: Opportunities to boost creativity!

In The Know Parents What's new?

School is back in full swing and the routine is settling in, so we thought we’d share some exciting opportunities to bring back the fun factor! This week, we’ll be sharing events to give your child the chance to get creative, help keep their minds active and encourage new ways of thinking and solving problems. Are you keen to help them get in on the learning fun? Read on to find out more!

Using art and music to showcase talent
Kakou is giving young people between the ages of 8-15 a unique opportunity to express themselves. This free workshop gives your child the chance to showcase their talents through music and the creative arts! And they’ll also get to explore how the environment and social culture are changing around them. This event takes place on Wednesday 22nd September, you can book here

Take up singing and songwriting lessons!
If your child is interested in singing and is between the ages of 11-16, this opportunity is not to be missed! R&B singer and songwriter, Luv`Rell, will be hosting free singing and songwriting lessons, where she will teach young people to create intricate harmonies and practice their vocal skills! These lessons will take place from Thursday 23rd September, and you can get your ticket here

Encourage scientific thinking
Aactivekidszone is hosting a free online workshop where your child will have the opportunity to make their own scientific instrument. During the workshop, your child will experience the concept of scientific thinking and conduct experiments using household articles, waste things, and low-cost materials. The workshop takes place on Sunday 26th September, and you can book your spot here.  

Application Deadline Extended for our online 1:1 Programmes!
We’re excited to let you know that applications have been extended 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! The closing date for applications is Friday 24th September 2021. 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!

 

In the Know: National Coding Week

In the Know: National Coding Week

In The Know Parents What's new?

It’s National Coding Week next week! With technology becoming integrated into daily life, the demand for technology skills is more important than ever before. Coding is an excellent way for your child to develop their technology skills, boost their communication, creativity, and self-confidence. We thought it would be great to share exciting coding opportunities that you get your child involved in. Read on to find out more!

Make a game with Microsoft!
Microsoft is hosting a free, online workshop for young people aged 13 and up. In this workshop, your child will have the opportunity to design and code a game to play. The workshop will give your child the chance to practice designing and modifying games, learn fundamental and intermediate block-based coding skills and explore how to use the MakeCode Arcade platform. This event takes place on Wednesday 15th September, and you can join here

Learn more about coding!
Join the At_nology team for a free, online coding and information session! During this event, your child will get insight into the fundamentals of software development and get an idea of what working in a tech job is like. There will also be a Q&A session where your child will have the opportunity to ask coding questions that they would like. This event takes place on Tuesday 21st September and is open to young people aged 13 and up! You can register here.

Be part of Coding for Girls!
Girls into Coding is hosting a free, online workshop for girls aged 10-14. This event is aimed at inspiring and encouraging girls to get involved in the tech world and explore online coding activities! This is a fantastic opportunity for your child to learn how to code using Python, to get some more advanced, hands-on coding experience. This online workshop takes place on Sunday 5th September, and you can book your ticket here.

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! The closing date for applications is Friday 17th September 2021. 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!

In the Know: Fun Activities to kick start the new academic year!

In the Know: Fun Activities to kick start the new academic year!

In The Know Parents What's new?

We hope that you’ll enjoy the last bit of the summer holidays! With the new academic year kicking off on Monday, we’re sharing some great opportunities to help your child get a headstart on the new academic year by inspiring their innovative minds. These opportunities can help you and your child build some new skills whilst having fun doing it. Read on to find out more!

Draw all things autumn with Emer O’Leary Studios!
With autumn almost here, let your child unlock their inner Picasso by joining a free online art class. In this class, your child will learn to draw everything in autumn, from falling leaves to a cup of hot cocoa. All they need are some markers, plain paper, and a willingness to learn. The class takes place on Tuesday 7th September and is open to young people of all ages. You can sign up here

Take a Virtual Tour!
Join the Thames festival on a journey along the early Georgian river from Westminster to the Tower of London. During this free virtual tour, your family will encounter wharves, warehouses, water closets, and even a lost palace or two. It’s perfect for the whole family to enjoy and takes place on Wednesday 15th September and you can book your ticket here

Get Creative with VRAcedmi!
If your child is between the ages of 13 – 18 and enjoys creating movies, then this free online course will be great for them. In this course, your child will learn to integrate art and technology to make movies, develop fundamentals of art and visual storytelling and build their knowledge of editing videos. The course takes place on Wednesday 8th September, and you can get your ticket 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 great summer and are ready to take on the new academic year? This week we’re sharing three fun activities that’ll help your child gear up for the new school year. These activities will help boost their concentration, memory, and imagination and allow them to have fun while learning. Read on to find out more!

Explore Coding for Girls!
Girls into Coding is hosting a free online workshop for girls aged 10-14. There will be talks to inspire & encourage girls to get involved in tech and explore online coding activities. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to code with Python and to get some hands-on coding time from the comfort of your home. The workshop takes place on Sunday 5th September, and you can get your ticket here.

Be Creative!
Join Reading Friends as they host their free online arts and crafts workshop. You and your family have the opportunity to create any art or craft with the theme “Dreams” and bring it to the session to share how you made your art. If your family enjoys painting, card making, or origami, join this workshop on Tuesday 7th September. You can book here.

Join a Drama Class!
Drama Teacher Eve Baker will be hosting free online drama workshops for young people of all ages. Your child will have the opportunity to learn scriptwriting, improv, comedy, and more. These workshops will help build confidence, develop creativity, and help boost concentration, memory and imagination. The workshop will take place every Sunday from 19th September, and you can join here

Find out more about the online 1-to-1 Programmes!
We’re about to head into Term 1, and we’re excited to let you know that applications are now open for our 1-to-1 programmes. If you’d like to know more about the high-impact online tutoring and mentoring opportunities available for young people between the ages of 11 and 16 with GT Scholars, click here. 

In the Know: Fun Family Summer Activities!

In the Know: Fun Family Summer Activities!

In The Know Parents What's new?

The summer holidays are slowly drawing to a close with less than two weeks left until the new academic year kicks off. But there’s still some time to make the last two weeks of the school holiday memorable. In this week’s newsletter, we’re sharing three fun and interactive activities that will create the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your family. Read on to find out more.

Explore more about the Sun!

Join Professor Robert Walsh from Lancashire University, as he explores how the sun produces its energy and what it is made of. There will also be an opportunity to comprehend its enormous size and scale, how you can safely observe its bright surface, and explore what it means to live close to a star. The webinar takes place on Tuesday 24th August and is free for the whole family to enjoy. To sign up, click here

Join a Draw Along!

Illustrator Laura Cuppage will be hosting a summer-inspired nature draw along. In this family session, you’ll be drawing summer blooms and fruits, and you’ll learn how to arrange your work into an attractive motif design. All you’ll need is paper, a pencil, a rubber and colouring pencils or pens. The free session takes place on Wednesday 25th August, and you can sign up here.

Get Creative with The Institute of Imagination!

In this free workshop, you and your family will take part in a creative session where you’ll build a microscope using a smartphone and microlenses from the comfort of your own home. You’ll then take a closer look at nature, and explore the amazing shapes, patterns, and colours you can see in the world around you. The workshop takes place on Monday 6th September. You can sign up here

In the Know: Summer Work Opportunities

In the Know: Summer Work Opportunities

In The Know Parents What's new?

Summer is an exciting time to explore different career choices and possibilities. With so many career options available, making a career choice can often leave young people indecisive. Gaining work experience is a great way for your child to test if it’s something they could see themselves doing in the future. To support you in this journey, we’ve listed three amazing work experience opportunities that will allow your child to build new skills and set them in the right direction. 

Explore opportunities in construction!
Gardner & Theobold offers a great work experience opportunity for young people aged 16 and up that are considering a career in construction. These summer placements will give your child the chance to get involved with the work and projects of the Gardner & Theobold team, allowing your child to gain real-life work experience. Applications close Monday 16th August, and you can find out more here

Learn to apply your Technical Skills!
JP Morgan Chase offers young people the opportunity to explore life as software engineers and gain valuable technology skills. During the virtual experience, your child will familiarise themselves with JP Morgan Chase frameworks and apply their technical skills to hypothetical scenarios. This opportunity is ongoing and is open to young people 14 and up. You can sign up here

Be part of a Global Community and become a researcher!
YouGov is currently looking for young researchers aged 16 and above to be part of a global community. As a researcher, you will share your opinions on different industries by partaking in different online surveys. There are also points and rewards to collect. Survey links will be emailed by YouGov, and they can be completed at your convenience. It is free to apply, and applications close on Friday, 20th August. To sign up, click here

Special offer – How to Ace your Exams!
Our extremely popular How to Ace Your Exams course is now available online. This course is perfect for young people aged 11-18, who would like to achieve outstanding results in their tests and exams. In this course, your child will learn how to make use of some of the best study and revision techniques to get into the right mindset and set clear goals for each of their subjects. This special offer ends on Sunday 15th August, at midnight, and you can sign up for the course by using this link to your special offer!

In the Know: Building Skills at Home

In the Know: Building Skills at Home

In The Know Parents What's new?

How are you doing? We’re so excited about this week’s newsletter because we’ve got great skill-building resources for your child to enjoy at home. And since the world is always changing, we believe that helping your child to foster and develop new skills in different areas gives them a great advantage! It’s also great fun. Read on to find out more!

Have fun learning all about coding with Microsoft MakeCode!

You might have heard of Minecraft before because it’s so popular. This game is great to help your child learn basic coding skills! MS MakeCode offers an amazing free Minecraft coding tutorial for all ages. It gives three coding options including box coding for beginners, and Python or Java coding for more challenging coding tasks. To start your tutorial click here.

Join in on innovating for the future with science

If your child is a science lover and enjoys exploring the natural world, then they’ll love these resources from Science Trek. There are so many topics to choose from, each offering free games, videos and more interactive activities. You can also join in the fun while helping your child explore the world of science! You can access all these free resources, here.

Explore 3D virtual and interactive tours

This free interactive tour will give your child the chance to travel virtually around the world exploring arts and culture. Through laser scanning technology and multimedia, the V21 Artspace gives you free access to experience real-time art, culture, museums, exhibitions and galleries all in 3D! This activity is great for the whole family! To start your virtual tour, click here.

In the Know: Opportunities for the Summer Holiday!

In the Know: Opportunities for the Summer Holiday!

In The Know Parents What's new?

The summer holidays have already begun and we hope it’s been great so far! We’re excited to share a few fantastic events that will challenge your child to get creative while having tons of fun over the next few weeks! Whether your child enjoys reading, being creative or learning new skills, this week’s newsletter has something for everyone!

Start the summer holidays with a book!

Start With a Book offers a great free reading programme for students aged 6 and older over the summer, it’s called Reading Rockets! There are 24 topics and free downloadable activities and toolkits! Parents can also join in on the fun while helping their children to develop a love for reading! Explore the world of reading here!

Are you up for a creative challenge?

This free, month-long event, called the 30 Days Creative Challenge is perfect for all ages! It is hosted by Cygnini Crafts and starts on Sunday 1st of August 2021 at 12am. Once you sign up, they’ll send you videos, printable instructions and ideas to your inbox every day with prompts and creative tasks to do! If you would like to join, click here.

Join the Young, Free and Me summer fun

Proud To Be Me is hosting this free annual summer Bootcamp for ages 12-14. You can join in on 4 days of fun from Monday 9th August 2021 starting at 12pm to Thursday 12th August 2021. The topics that will be covered include increasing your self-esteem, learning about goal setting, and cooking fun! To register, click here.

In the Know: Creative Opportunities for the Summer Break!

In the Know: Creative Opportunities for the Summer Break!

In The Know Parents What's new?

We’re sure that your child is counting the days till the summer holidays, especially with the lockdown restrictions easing soon! In this week’s newsletter, we’re sharing three creative opportunities that you can share with your child. These opportunities will help encourage confidence and inspire them! Read on to find out more!

Join in Creative Studios with Mayor of London!
This free four-week programme is aimed at young people aged 16 and up and will give them the opportunity to explore the music and radio industry. In this programme, your child will work with industry-leading mentors to develop their craft and get their voice heard. The programme runs from 2nd to 29th August, and applications close on Monday 29th July. To apply, click here.

Sign up for free acting lessons!
The CARAF Center will be hosting free online weekly acting lessons for young people aged 11-14. In these sessions, your child will have the opportunity to develop their performing arts skills and confidence with actress Eboni Taylor. The sessions start on Monday 12th July and will run weekly for the summer break. If your child is interested in acting, you can sign them up here

Learn to be a Master Vlogger!
Divergent Thinking is hosting free masterclasses on Mobile Video Making for young people aged 14 and up. This workshop will teach your child the skills needed to create fun and engaging video content on their mobile devices that inspire and empower other young people. The workshop takes place on Saturday 10th July, and you can register here.