In the know : Half term activities for Autumn

In the know : Half term activities for Autumn

In The Know Parents What's new?

Can you believe we’re almost halfway through the term? Winter is slowly creeping in, and we’re sure that you’re already looking for some fun opportunities for your child to get involved with this half term. Read on to find out more information on exciting online activities that are available during half term.

Baking In Space – Bake to the Future!
Space champion, Dr. Niamh Shaw and Great British Bake Off finalist, Andrew Smyth, will be taking families on a journey from Earth to the Moon and back, with demos and bakes directly to your kitchens. The event will explore our planet in lockdown, how we have learned to adapt, and the parallels between living in space and living during COVID. It’s a free event for the whole family to enjoy and will take place on Wednesday 11 November 2020. To book your space click here.

Become a coding genius!
If your child is looking to become the next coding genius then the Swansea Science festival is a great opportunity for them to start. They can join online and have the opportunity to get great tips and trades on how to code and have an opportunity to enter a competition where they can win their very own Raspberry Pi Kit! The free workshop is on Saturday, 24 October 2020, and is open to young people between the ages of 7-14. To book your ticket click here.

Virtually Meet the Animals at Edinburgh Zoo
You and your family will be able to explore Edinburgh Zoo and meet some of the amazing animals there! The online tour will allow you to visit animals from around the world. You’ll go behind the scenes to discover more about the zoo, the animals, and the conservation work and will also have the chance to ask your questions. This event will be interactive, relaxed, and free to attend. It takes place on Wednesday, 28 October 2020, and tickets can be booked here.

In The Know: Empowering Young People and Parents!

In The Know: Empowering Young People and Parents!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Here at GT Scholars, we love to empower and give back to the community. In this week’s line up we have brought focus on educating and empowering young people and parents. We have a free webinar for parents and an amazing free resource for BAME students that can help kickstart your future! Read on to find out more.

Sign-up to our FREE Live Webinar!
We’re really excited to be hosting another great webinar for all parents on Thursday 22nd October 2020. Our topic is: Empowering Parents to Plan for the future: What’s YOUR Retirement number? We’ll be joined by finance expert Dineo Ledwaba-Chapman who will be running the webinar, discussing different ways in which you can plan ahead so you can be financially secure in your retirement years. Feel free to invite family & friends. We hope to see you there! Here is the registration link.

Free resource – BAME Scholarships and Opportunities in the UK!
We’d like to share our latest free resource with you! The resource includes a total of 23 different scholarships, internships and work experience opportunities for young people of Black heritage or BAME backgrounds. The free download includes opportunities for young people under 18, as well as opportunities for young people between 18 and 25. The free download is on the website – simply visit this page.

VIRTUAL Black History Children Workshop: Nanny of the Maroons
Black History Studies has an online workshop for young people aged 8-16. This workshop will inspire young people to learn about great leaders and liberators who contributed to world history. On Sunday 18 October 2020, they will explore the life and legacy of Nanny of the Maroons. The workshop is interactive and will be held on Zoom. Tickets cost £5.00 and can be purchased here.

In the Know : Celebrating Black History Month + BONUS Resource!

In the Know : Celebrating Black History Month + BONUS Resource!

In The Know Parents What's new?

This month we’re celebrating Black History! In this week’s newsletter, we’ve included some events to help you learn more about Black History and celebrate the achievements of Black leaders that have shaped the world! We’ve also added a FREE BONUS resource filled with opportunities for young people of Black heritage. Please feel free to share this with family and friends!

Free resource – BAME Scholarship and Opportunities in the UK!
We’re excited to share our latest free resources with you! The resource includes over 20 different scholarships, internships and work experience opportunities for young people of Black heritage or BAME backgrounds. The resources include opportunities for young people under 18 and young people aged 18 to 25. The free download is on the website – simply visit this page.

ONYX Youth Hub Black History Month
Our Narratives Yet Explained (ONYX) hub is hosting a free online event for young people aged 11 and up on Saturday 10 October. The event aims to promote knowledge and understanding of Black History and culture amongst young people, and also celebrates the contributions made by Black people to the cultural and economic development of the UK. To register click here.

VIRTUAL Black History Children Workshop: Malcolm X
Black History Studies has an online workshop for young people aged 8-16 years old. This workshop will inspire young people to learn about great leaders and liberators who contributed to world history. On Sunday 11 October 2020, they will explore the life and legacy of Malcolm X. The workshop is interactive and will be held on Zoom. Tickets cost £5.00 and can be purchased here.

1000 Black Boys – October 2020
1000 Black Boys will be hosting a 2-day conference to inspire and empower Black boys aged 10 and up. This free event will take place on the 23rd and 24th October, and will include inspirational speakers, coaches, and mentors who are passionate about making a difference in the Black Community. Their aim is to give them inspiration, hope, and post-event support. To register click here.

In the Know: Nurturing healthy young minds

In the Know: Nurturing healthy young minds

In The Know Parents What's new?

Have you been looking for opportunities to enhance your child’s mental well being? Having a healthy mindset gives young people the confidence to take on any challenge head-on and to persevere, even when the challenges get tough. With World Mental Health Day just around the corner, on 10 October, we decided to have a look at what opportunities there are for young people to learn more about mental health and well being.

Free parent webinar to put your mind at ease!
We will be hosting our free webinar for parents this month, and we’d like to accommodate as many parents as possible. We’ve set-up a poll to find out which topics within the finance category are the most in-demand by parents. Topics include teaching your child about finances, planning your finances and protecting your family, and planning for retirement as a parent. To take part in the poll and vote for your favorite topic please follow this link! We look forward to receiving your vote!

World Mental Health Day Festival 2020
Thrive LDN is hosting a free online festival on Saturday 10 October 2020. This year’s World Mental Health Day Festival programme is all about supporting young people in building resilience and promoting positive well-being. There will be various activities, workshops, and performances and a platform where young people can discuss their challenges faced during COVID-19. To register your attendance click here.

Join a Wellbeing Workshop!
The Rio Ferdinand Foundation is hosting weekly Wellbeing Workshops for young people aged 14 and up. The workshops are aimed at helping young people explore their emotional health and wellbeing, offering practical ways that they can support someone who is struggling and be inspired to support their mental wellbeing. The workshops start on Monday 5th October 2020, and are free to attend. To sign up click here.

In The Know : Get a head start on your child’s future!

In The Know : Get a head start on your child’s future!

In The Know Parents What's new?

The new academic year is in full swing, and most kids are back to school. Whether you’re homeschooling or doing the all familiar school run, we’ve found great after-school programmes that you and your child can explore. These programmes can help your child improve their grades, allow them to develop new skills, and boost their confidence. Read on for more information about these programmes and free webinars for parents!

Free Webinar for Parents!
As you might already know, GT Scholars will be running free webinars for parents, and our next session is due to take place next month. To accommodate as many parents as possible please vote on the topic that would interest you the most by following this link to the poll.

Bright Ambitions Programme – Applications close today!
The Bright Ambitions Programme will officially start on Monday the 28th of September and we are very excited to start the new term! The programme is a great opportunity if you are looking to improve your child’s grades and help them develop their leadership skills. The programme includes one-to-one tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment sessions for young people aged 13-16. Applications close today, Friday 25th September. To register your interest click here.

Kick Start your dreams with Global Teenprenuer!
There is still time for young people to sign up for the Global Teenpreneur Challenge. Young people aged 13-17 can sign up for this year’s challenge. This is a great opportunity for your child to learn new entrepreneurial skills that will initiate innovative thinking and help them launch their own business online.  There are cash prizes up to £5000 up for grabs for winning teams! It’s not too late to join the challenge! To find out how your child can get started with their first challenge today, click here.

Dream and Think BIG using Vision Boards
Digilearning is hosting an online workshop where young people can learn how to better express their goals by utilising tools such as visualisation and manifestation! They will learn how to align their thoughts with their actions to express more in their life, so that we are truly able to achieve their dreams. The workshop will take place on Thursday 1st  October and is free to enter. To find out more about this workshop and how to register, click here.

In The Know: Exciting Extra Curricular Opportunities!

In The Know: Exciting Extra Curricular Opportunities!

In The Know Parents What's new?

We know that there are so many exciting programmes out there at the moment, and it can be quite difficult to decide on which programme will be the best fit for your child to keep them engaged and improving their skills. This week we’d like to share three programmes that will help them improve their grades, and get their innovative minds flowing! Read on to find out more.

Join the Bright Ambitions Programme!
The Bright Ambitions online tutoring programme is back for another term, and applications are now open! If your child is between the ages of 13-16, then this programme is an excellent way for them to improve their grades in Maths or English, and also develop their leadership skills in the process. Applications close on Friday 25th September and you can register your interest here.

Global Teenpreneur – The Challenge has begun!
Entries for Global Teenpreneur have been streaming in from all over the world, and we are so excited to meet the teenpreneurs! This challenge is for young people aged 13-17 and is a great opportunity for your child to learn how to launch their own business online! There are cash prizes up for grabs for teams who make it through to the final challenge! To find out more click here.

Be part of the Virtual Girls into Coding Workshop
Girls into Coding is running a virtual coding workshop for young girls aged between 10-14. The online workshop is free and allows girls to explore online topics using the BBC Micro: bit (tiny computers). Topics include coding activities, online robotics, 3D Design, electronics, and physical computing. The workshops will be held on Sunday 27 September 2020. To register click here.

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.