In The Know: Back to school with the big bang!
Summer is almost over and the new term is almost here. Going back to school can be an exciting or anxious time for young students given the shenanigans they would have been up to over summer. To help them get back their academic groove, here are some exciting activities they can participate in:
Young Geographer of the Year 2017: The Royal Geographic Society designed this competition to be a learning process to facilitate the exploration of processes, people and connections that define certain places. Students are encouraged to explore their favourite place, which can be a local football stadium, museum or holiday destination, through poster designs (KS2, KS3 and KS4) or a 1500 word essay (KS5). The competition has four categories and entries are accepted from all young people up to 18 years age.The deadline for all entries is 13 October. For more information, click here.
The Big Bang Competition: The Big Bang Fair runs this competition to showcase STEM projects created by young people between the ages of 11 and 18 years of age. It’s open to UK residents that are in full-time education. Projects must be completed before 30 October 2017 to be eligible and entries can be submitted online or at Big Bang Near Me Fairs. For more information, click here.
Young Writers Competition: Young Writers has a competition where aspiring young writers can participate by penning a 250 word or less ghost story. The all year competition is open to all young people that are 18 years of age or under and there are 2 categories for entry. To find out more about this opportunity, click here.
If your child is aged 11-16 and you’re interested in joining the tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programme, we’ve still got a few spaces left for young people that want to join GT Scholars this coming term. If you’re interested, you’ll need to register your interest here or give us a call on 02088168066