In The Know – Exciting After School Activities!

In The Know – Exciting After School Activities!

In The Know Parents What's new?

With school back in full swing, everyone is getting back into routine and you might be considering signing your child for an extracurricular activity. After school activities are a great way to boost academic performance and explore new interests and hobbies. We’ve listed 3 items that focus on different topics including an online tutoring programme, an entrepreneurship challenge, and an art club for creative young minds. Read on to find out more.

Bright Ambitions Programme – Applications open soon!
The GT Scholars Online Tutoring programme is back for another term and applications for the Bright Ambitions Programme will open soon! The programme is for young people aged between 13-16 and offers a great opportunity for your child to get excellent grades at school, improve their leadership skills, or get into top universities. The programme includes one-to-one tutoring in Maths or English, 3 online mentoring sessions, and 3 online skill-building and enrichment workshops. To register your interest click here.

Global Teenprenuer Challenge 
We have kick-started our Global Teenprenuer challenge and entries have been streaming in. If your child is aged between 13-17 and wants to pick up new entrepreneurial skills, why not get them to enter the challenge? It’s an excellent opportunity for your child to learn how to build and launch their own business whilst working in a team. There are cash prizes up for grabs for teams who make it through to the final challenge! To find out more click here.

Easely Does It Kids – After School Art Club
Easely Does it Kids is hosting an after school art club for children of all ages. Your kids can join a virtual paint party via zoom which they will demonstrate step by step to help even the most inexperienced artist create a picture to be proud of. All you need is a mixture of acrylic paints and assorted brushes. You can join on Wednesday 23 September 2020 and the fee is £6 to enter. To join click here.

Please note that there will be some changes to the website this weekend which means that the website and emails may be down for a few hours – but we will be up and running on Monday 14 September 2020.

In The Know : Exciting career opportunities!

In The Know : Exciting career opportunities!

In The Know Parents What's new?

With so many career choices available out there, many young people are often overwhelmed by deciding on which career path to take. You can support your child in making this important life decision by introducing them to different careers. Here are three exciting opportunities that you can share with your child!

Global Teenpreneur is Live!
Registrations have been rolling in as we kick-started our Global Teenprenuer Challenge last week. This is an exciting new competition for young people aged 13-17. Each week they’ll work towards completing a new challenge and there will be cash prizes up for grabs for teams who make it through to the final challenge! To sign up and find out more, please click here.

Attend an online conference with Get into Medicine!
Get into Medicine is hosting a free online conference for young people in year 8 and up. There is a range of excellent content and distinguished speakers from UK medical schools and professional organisations. Topics covered include providing advice on which medical school to choose, examinations you will need to take, and the work experience required to get into the medical field. The event takes place on Sunday 20 September 2020. To book your spot click here.

Virtual Career Event for girls in STEM
London Technology is hosting a free online virtual career event and a live network chat with top graduate employers. You will hear insightful presentations from exhibiting companies and ask your questions to a panel of women already working in the technology sector. You can also visit virtual company stands to learn more about working in the STEM field. It’s open to young girls wanting to study a STEM-related course at University. The event takes place on Monday 28 September 2020. To register click here.

Please note that there will be some changes to the website this weekend which means that the website and emails may be down for a few hours – but we will be up and running on Monday 7 September 2020.

In the know : Innovative activities for young people

In the know : Innovative activities for young people

In The Know Parents What's new?

Have you been thinking about ways on how to jump-start your child’s creative thinking skills? Here are three exciting activities that they can participate in that will inspire them and keep their innovative minds flowing! The line-up includes fun online activities for the whole family and a great opportunity for aspiring young entrepreneurs!

Join the Global Teenpreneur Challenge!
We’re so excited, Global Teenprenueuer is finally here! This is an exciting new competition for young people aged 13-17. It’s an excellent opportunity for your child to learn how to build and launch their own business! Each week they’ll work towards completing a new challenge and there will be cash prizes up for grabs for teams who make it through to the final challenge!  To sign up and find out more, please click here.

Visit the SmartKid Expo!
SmartKid has put together an online expo with workshops for young people. The expo hosts inspirational activities, classes, and special guests that will help to inspire your children’s futures for the better. It’s promised to be a fun, creative, and educational event for the whole family. The event takes place on Saturday 5 September and is free for young people under 18. To book your ticket click 
here.

Take part in a Select a Quest mission!
Pins and Needles Productions brings you an interactive online event. It’s a vibrant mix of mystery, silliness, and fun as families get together to explore the 27 scenes set across six levels, leading to one winner. Select a Quest promises to offer families an innovative theatrical experience in the comfort of your own home. It’s free to participate and takes place on Saturday 5 September. To sign up click here.

In The Know : Box out the boredom this Summer!

In The Know : Box out the boredom this Summer!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Summer is in full swing and although outdoor activities are slowly but surely becoming an option again, you might still prefer to spend most of your time indoors. This week, we have found three online activities that will keep your child entertained in the comfort of your home. Read on to find out more.

Join the Global Teenpreneur Challenge!
It’s almost time for the Global Teenpreneur Challenge! We’re so excited to bring you an exciting new competition for young people aged 13-17. This is an excellent opportunity for your child to learn how to build and launch their own business! Each week they’ll work towards completing a new challenge and there will be cash prizes up for grabs for teams who make it through to the final challenge!  To sign up and find out more, please click here.

Create your own animated short film!
Camberwell College of Arts is hosting a free workshop for young people between the ages of 7 and 13 where they can learn to create a collaborative animated short film. Participants will generate concepts, draw in elements, and record voice-overs for a final film, which will be screened at the end of the Summer Sessions workshops! The first session starts on Tuesday 1st September. To sign up click here.

Join Virtual Girls Into Coding #2!
Girls into coding is hosting a free online event for girls aged 10-14. With 4 exciting workshops to choose from, your child will be able to explore online coding activities, online robotics, 3D Design, electronics, and physical computing. This is the perfect opportunity to get some hands-on coding time from the comfort of your home! The workshop will be held on Sunday 6th September 2020. To find out more click here.

In The Know : Become an Entrepreneur this Summer!

In The Know : Become an Entrepreneur this Summer!

In The Know Parents What's new?

With most of us still choosing to stay home, despite the great weather we’ve been having, we had a look at exciting online opportunities available to nurture your child’s entrepreneurial spirit and motivate them to act on their ideas! Even if your child is not an entrepreneur, entrepreneurship skills can help them build on their problem-solving skills and resilience. Read on to find out more.

Global Teenpreneur Challenge!
Global Teenpreneur is almost here! We have partnered with our scholars to bring you an exciting new competition for young people aged 13-17. It’s an excellent opportunity for your child to learn how to build and launch their own business whilst working in a team. Each week, they’ll work towards completing a new challenge and there will be cash prizes up for grabs for teams who make it through to the final challenge!  To sign up and find out more, please click here.

Ultra Educations Online Business Fair
Ultra Education will be hosting their first online business fair on Saturday 22 August and Sunday 23 August 2020. The event will be Live on Hopin and is free to enter. It’s an inspiring event for the whole family where you’ll see entrepreneurs as young as 7 up to 18 yrs old showcase their products in business sectors such as Technology, Food, Fashion, and Music. To register click here.

If Only They Knew Podcast with Ted Lawlor
This podcast, led by Ted Lawlor, a young entrepreneur who has his own social media group, showcases young business minds from across the UK, sharing their opinions and advice to help other young people who are interested in business. The guests are in their late teens and each episode is sure to provide both value and entertainment. If your child is a young entrepreneur looking for advice and stories that they can relate to, this is the podcast for them. To listen click here 

In The Know: A challenge for Young Entrepreneurial minds!

In The Know: A challenge for Young Entrepreneurial minds!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Summer is here and I hope it’s been a good one so far! If you’re looking for summer activities that can keep your child stimulated as well as motivated, you definitely need to have a look at this week’s line-up. We’ve got three activities that will inspire your child! Read on to find out more.

Global Teenpreneur Challenge!
The countdown has begun! In the next few days, we’ll be launching an exciting new competition for young people aged 13-17! The Global Teenpreneur Challenge has been co-designed with our scholars and it’s an excellent opportunity for your child to learn how to build and launch their own business. Young people will get to work in teams to plan, pitch, and promote their own business. Each week, they’ll work towards completing a new challenge and there will be cash prizes up for grabs for teams who make it through to the final challenge! To sign up and find out more, please click here

Make a change with Changing Minds!
Changing Minds is hosting a free online interactive workshop led by young people. The workshop provides young people the opportunity to make a change in the world. It aims to improve mental and physical health and well-being by introducing a connection with nature within a social and supportive environment. The workshop starts on Monday 7 September 2020 and is open to young people aged 15 and up. To register click here.

Be inspired with Dream Big Podcasts!
This family-friendly podcast inspires kids aged 5-14 to pursue their passions in life and take action to make their dreams a reality. The podcast is hosted by Eva Karpman, a 10-year old in year 5, and has special guests who share the inspirational stories. It runs for 20-30 minutes and covers topics like staying healthy and being the captain of your thoughts! To listen click here.

In The Know: It’s the summer for learning new skills!

In The Know: It’s the summer for learning new skills!

In The Know Parents What's new?

The summer break is here and most parents are busy putting a to-do list together to make sure their child has fun activities lined up. There are a lot of skill-building activities out there that you can add to your list. Here are 3 activities under £7 that will allow your child to get in touch with their creative side and perhaps even unlock a hidden talent! Read on to find out more

Become a master at drawing with Art at the Heart
Art at the Heart is hosting a Junior Masterclass for young people aged 7-14. In the session, your child will learn how to draw animals, realistically. The young artists will be taken through a step-by-step approach showing them how to capture character, movement, and textures. Your child can become an expert in using pencils and practice their creativity. The master class costs £6 and the next session starts on Thursday 6 August 2020. To book your ticket click here

Learn how to make Short Films with Music Relief Foundation
Music Relief Foundation is hosting a 5-day online film making course for young people aged 13-16. For just £5 your child will gain practical and technical skills in fiction filmmaking. They will learn how to develop story ideas, practice shooting, and editing techniques and explore cinematography. All they need is a camera(smartphone)and access to a computer or tablet for editing. The course starts on Monday 3 August 2020. To find out more click here

Pick up new kitchen skills with The Community Kitchen
The Community Kitchen is hosting online cooking sessions for young people aged 7 and up. Donations can be made from £3 and cover skills like safe knife use, safe boiling, baking, and frying, kneading, weighing, measuring, and spicing of vegetables. Before each session, you get a list of ingredients and equipment to assemble and all recipes are sent out after each session. The next session will be on Wednesday 19th August and your child will learn how to make sushi rolls! To book your session click here

In The Know: Sign up for Scholarships this Summer!

In The Know: Sign up for Scholarships this Summer!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Have you been thinking of helping your child to apply for scholarships over the summer? We had a look to find out what scholarship opportunities are available for young people aged 11 and up. Pre-university scholarships are a great way to help your child develop essential study skills and prepare a good foundation in their field of interest. We found these three amazing scholarships that your child can apply for this Summer!

Apply for a Music Scholarship with Handel Music
North London Collegiate school has a number of music scholarships for girls aged 11+. The scholarship is worth £1,560 and is awarded to girls based on merit. In order to qualify, your child needs to play at least one instrument and pass the entrance exam which is followed by an audition. Applications need to be submitted by 20 November 2020. To find out more click here.

Get a scholarship with Arkwright Engineering
Arkwright Engineering Scholarships are for students who are currently in their GCSE year and plan on staying in school to complete their A levels in Maths. Before applying, find out if your school is partnered with the Arkwright Engineering Scholarships programme. If they are not, your teacher can complete the online school partnership form. A once-off registration fee of £40 is applicable and applications are due by December 2020. For more information click here.

Apply for a scholarship with Firetech to attend their Tech Camp
Fire Tech offers a fun, interactive, and challenging environment in which your child can flourish no matter their technical background. They offer online courses and holiday camps where they take your child through various technology courses. In order for you to apply for the scholarship you need to fill out the online form and your child needs to submit a video explaining why they would like to attend and how they believe they could use the knowledge and skills from Fire Tech Camp. To fill out the application click here

In The Know : Virtual Work Experience Opportunities for the Summer!

In The Know : Virtual Work Experience Opportunities for the Summer!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Can you believe that the Summer break is almost here? It’s the perfect time for you and your child to look into work experience opportunities where they can have fun and gain employability skills at the same time! Here are three great virtual work opportunities for you to look into and share with your child to help them prepare for the future!

Join the digital action programme for young people!
Action for Conservation has just launched WildWEB, a free ongoing digital programme to support young people aged 13-17. This 4 week-long programme explores issues impacting our planet and teaches young people skills such as public speaking, persuasive writing, and filmmaking. You will also learn how to use your resources at home to create your DIY projects. ​The programme is hosted by expert volunteers and special guests and is open to all young people. To find out more click here.

Have a day at the office with Barclays!
Barclays Lifeskills is offering an online interactive activity where young people, aged 14 and up, can experience a day at work. This interactive video gives you insight into what a typical day at work would be like. During the video, you can choose the different options and take a tour through the office with a personal guide. You get to visit the different departments like product development and marketing and have a sit-in with Human Resources. To be a part of this experience, click here.

Sign up for great opportunities with Speakers for School!
Speakers for Schools is a free advertising and application portal where students from any state school aged 14 and up can apply for work experience at leading organisations. If you’d like to apply for an opportunity, a teacher at your child’s school also needs to register with Speakers for Schools to verify the school’s details. The opportunities are focused on helping young people better understand the world of work, gain valuable skills, and develop insights about industries to help prepare them for the future. To sign up click here.

In The Know: Virtual Summer Activities

In The Know: Virtual Summer Activities

In The Know Parents What's new?

The summer holidays are almost here and even though most of us will be enjoying it at home, it doesn’t mean that young people should miss out on the summer camp experience and activities!  To get you started on your summer activity list or to add to your already existing list, have a look at these summer camps and activities!

Book your spot on a Virtual Summer Camp!
Wild about Life is a free, week-long virtual camp experience that features half-day schedules that include animal observations, experiments, games, crafts, and educational lessons focused on wildlife and the environment. The camp is open to ages 6 and up and sessions are hosted on Zoom. The sessions are limited to the first 100 campers who book for the event. The next weekly session starts on Monday 20 July 2020. Click here to book your spot!

Create some summer beats!
If your child enjoys music, then look into the new Culture@Home programme. As part of this programme, Live Art Local invites you to learn from the official 2015 World beatbox Champions, The Beatbox Collective! During the live online workshop, you’ll learn more about sounds, instruments, rhythms, and bass lines. The beatboxing workshop takes place on Wednesday 29th July and is open to all ages. All you’ll need is a wifi connection and an audio set-up like a microphone, headset, or computer mic! To book your space click here.

Join the Summer Science Exhibition!
This year’s Summer Science Exhibition will be moving online as a free digital programme that offers something for everyone! The line up includes talks, quizzes, and videos and it’s the perfect virtual summer activity if your child is a science lover! Attendees will experience an exciting week of science-filled activities including the science of pets, sports, and even an Antarctica exploration! Activities will be streamed on YouTube from 13 to 17 July. For more information click here.