In The Know – Exciting STEM Competitions!

In The Know – Exciting STEM Competitions!

In The Know What's new? Young people

STEM activities are a brilliant way to inspire more young people to take on careers in STEM. As employers still struggle to recruit skilled staff in these areas, there has been a great deal of effort made in recent years to teach young people the importance of STEM and the role it can play in shaping the future. This week’s newsletter has three great STEM competitions to inspire the next generation!

Google Science Fair
Google has launched a competition for 13-18-year-olds to exhibit their brilliant STEM ideas. Young people can enter on their own or as part of a group and stand a chance to win one of the 179 prizes up for grabs! The judges are looking for entries that offer a new perspective, fresh thinking, or an innovative approach. To find out more, click here.

National Engineering Competition for Girls
Talent 2013 invites girls to solve the major challenges of the 21st century by participating in the National Engineering Competition for girls! Entrants are encouraged to create a project to show how engineering makes a difference to people and the planet. The competition is open to all female students in secondary school and there are three different age categories between 11 and 18. Girls can enter alone or in a group. To find out more, click here.

BP Ultimate STEM Challenge
BP has launched the Ultimate STEM challenge for young people aged 11-14. By exploring the practical uses of science, engineering and technology the challenge is designed to stimulate creativity, build confidence and teamworking skills, and inspire young people to consider careers in STEM. This year’s challenge tasks young people with reimagining the solution to a real-life problem using their creativity, skills and knowledge. To find out more, click here.

GT Scholars is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity that runs after-school and weekend programmes that help young people achieve their academic and career aspirations. Our programmes include tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-18. If you would like to know more about our programmes, please contact us here.

In the Know – Activities for National Coding Week!

In the Know – Activities for National Coding Week!

In The Know What's new? Young people

In recognition of National Coding Week, this week’s newsletter is all about ways to get your child interested in the wonderful world of coding. Not only does it get their creative juices flowing but it also teaches them math, engineering and computer science! Here are three coding activities which young people can enjoy.

EasyCoding Club
EasyCoding Club is an exciting after school programme that inspires young children to explore robotics and technology. Classes are open to young people aged 6 and over. The classes are held weekly at multiple locations and are dedicated to applying math in a fun, engaging way along with teaching key science and engineering practices.  To find more about about click here.

Kids Code Club
The Walthamstow Library is starting a kids code club running every Tuesday starting next week, 25 September. Suitable for children aged 7-11, the club teaches easy to follow, step-by-step coding concepts to get kids excited about computer science. To find out how to register for the club, click here.

Science Club
Catalyst Science Discovery Centre runs a Science Club on the second Saturday of every month from 11am to 1pm. The club is free for young people aged 11-14 and is a great way for science fans to experience STEM activities. Activities by the club include robotics, forensic science and rockets. To find out how to join the club, click here.

GT Scholars runs after-school and weekend programmes that help young people achieve their academic and career aspirations. Our programmes include tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-18. If you would like to know more about our programmes, please contact us here.

 

In The Know – Young People geared for Success!

In The Know – Young People geared for Success!

In The Know What's new? Young people

Young people may be feeling the pressure of being back in school but, if your child gets the right start to the academic year, it may feel much less daunting. This week we bring you three great opportunities to help young people get into right frame of mind about school and their future.  

Applications still open for Bright Ambitions Programme
Just as a last reminder, the deadline for the Bright Ambitions programme is approaching. You must register your interest by Monday 17th September. The programme will help young people in Years 9-11 develop strategies, confidence and resilience before taking on their GCSEs. There are free places available for eligible families. To find out more, register your interest here.

Youth Employment UK
If your child is aged 14-24, they have an opportunity to join Youth Employment UK on their website as a Volunteer Youth Ambassador or Young Professional. The website has tips, advice and competitions that match the interests of young people. Helping them build confidence and skills, they’ll be able to pursue the jobs they want. On the website there are also opportunities for apprenticeships and training. Find out more here.

SchoolScience
The Association for Science Education (ASE) brings you, School Science, a free website to enrich learning in science. The website has resources for both primary and secondary school students. It is informative and helps to keep young people interested in the different aspects of science. Also included on the site are links to exciting competitions, events and cutting edge research. Click here to find out more.

GT Scholars runs after-school and weekend programmes that help young people achieve their academic and career aspirations. Our programmes include tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-18. If you would like to know more about our programmes, please contact us here.

In The Know – Is it a Bird or Is it a Plane?

In The Know – Is it a Bird or Is it a Plane?

In The Know What's new? Young people

As the holidays draw to a close, it is young people’s last chance to enjoy what the summer holidays has to offer in London. This week we bring you three light-hearted, fun-filled activities to put everyone in a good mood before school starts.

Feel what it’s like to fly
Have you ever wanted to know what it feels like to pilot a jet? Well, The Science Museum is offering you a chance to experience it with Fly 3600, their hands-on flight simulator. Suitable for young people aged 9 and above, and not shorter than 120cm, this is an opportunity not to miss! Tickets cost £12 for a capsule which fits two people. To find out more, come in for a landing  here.

Experience The Luna Cinema
The UK’s No.1 outdoor cinema is something everyone should experience before the summer ends. Great fun for the whole family, they have a fantastic lineup of movies both new and old. The most popular screening this summer being The Greatest Showman, sing along to the movie’s incredible songs and have a great night out. To find out more about screening times and ticket availability click here.

Superhero or Villain?
For young people who love comic books, The O2 is celebrating the awesome world of DC Comics with an exhibition titled Dawn of the Super Heroes. Fans will be able to walk through the exhibition, which runs in chronological order, with each room offering a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the mythical DC Universe. The exhibition runs until the 9th of September. Find out more about tickets here.

GT Scholars runs after-school and weekend programmes that help young people achieve their academic and career aspirations. Our programmes include tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-18. If you would like to know more about our programmes, please contact us here.

In The Know – Could Your Child be the next Jamie Oliver?

In The Know – Could Your Child be the next Jamie Oliver?

In The Know Parents What's new? Young people

There’s always time during the holidays to pick up new skills! Our newsletter this week takes a look at some exciting training workshops for young people. Who knows? They might even pick up a new hobby or even contemplate a future career! Here are three workshops to keep young people energized and learning!

Want to be the next Jamie Oliver?
Jamie Oliver’s Cookery School in Shepherd’s Bush is offering a range of courses which will enable you to cook up a storm! If you book a spot on the cooking course, an accompanying child does not have to pay. It is a great way to spend time with your child/ward and learn some great new skills. Courses available include pasta making, bread making, pizza for pros and even becoming a sushi master! Space is limited so book now!

Vlog like a pro
Media Trust together with Google Academy bring you YouTube Vlogging training for 16-25 year olds in London. This free one day workshop will give you the chance to improve your media skills and learn how to shoot, edit and publish your own inspiring vlogs using only your mobile phone. Also, by participating in the workshop, you will have the opportunity to enter your best vlogs into the Vlogstar Challenge! Places are limited so book your spot here.

Interested in computers?
STEMettes in partnership with Rise London are hosting the Stemettes Rise Hack. A hackathon is not what you think it is. Girls will not be learning how to break into stuff but instead learning how to create amazing things using computers and technology. This free event is open to girls aged 5-22 and no previous coding experience is required. If you do have coding experience, there will be experts on hard to teach you how to create more complex apps. To find out more, click here.

GT Scholars runs after-school and weekend programmes that help young people achieve their academic and career aspirations. Our programmes include tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-18. If you would like to know more about our programmes, please contact us here.