In The Know: Something for everyone!
Is your child keen to get into the STEM industries?? Or maybe they’re a budding entrepreneur? Whatever your child is interested in, here are three diverse opportunities that could inspire them.
Broadcom Masters International
This is a great opportunity for young people aged 12-14 who are ‘enthusiastic, confident and involved in hands-on science, engineering or technology based projects’. Your child could win a unique experience to visit the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which is held each May in the USA. The deadline to apply is 31st January 2017 so find out more here.
The Achieve Programme
The Prince’s Trust is offering a programme to 13-19 year-olds, that focuses on personal development and supporting young people to fulfill their potential. The programme is extremely varied and allows young people to explore different activities while developing vital life skills. It is offered throughout the UK in a multitude of schools and youth centres, so for more information and to get in touch, click here.
LifeSkills with Barclays
If your child is over the age of 16 and is keen to show off their entrepreneurial spirit and skills, they can raise money through Space Hive and crowdfunding. Barclays LifeSkills will then pledge up to an additional £500 of funding towards the project. The project can be anything that benefits your child’s local area, so if this sounds like an opportunity that would appeal to your child, find out more here.
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The GT Scholars Programme is an after-school programme for young people aged 11-16. Scholars receive support through tutoring, mentoring, enrichment and skill-building activities that are specifically designed to improve their grades at school, help them get them into top universities and help them enter competitive careers.