Volunteers and Friends of GT Scholars – Your next volunteer opportunity awaits you!

Volunteers and Friends of GT Scholars – Your next volunteer opportunity awaits you!

Friends of GT Scholars Volunteers

Can you believe it’s the last Friday of January already? We’re really excited about the next few weeks and it’s not too late for you to get involved this term – here are a few volunteer opportunities that you can get involved with.


Can you support us at our next workshop?
Our exciting workshops are all about giving young people the opportunity to learn new skills and raise their aspirations. We are looking for event volunteers and workshop facilitators to be a part of our next workshop taking place on Saturday 16th February. If you are available and would like to get involved, please send me a quick email and I will be in touch to share more details with you.

Do you know of a great venue?
We are looking for new venues for our events coming up this term. The perfect venue for our scholar workshops and Volunteer Meetups should be central, big enough to host up to 35 people and preferably have AV facilities. Please get in touch with me if you have any suggestions or if you think that your company might be able to help with this.

Fancy writing an article for our blog?
If you enjoy writing and would like to contribute to our blog page, we would like to hear from you! Our blog focuses on education, personal development, growth mindset, and other related content for parents, scholars, and schools. Established bloggers are also welcome to include a link to their own site when writing a post for our blog. Please tell us what you would like to write about by completing this application form. You can also find more information on our blogging guidelines here.

GT Scholars is a not-for-profit social enterprise and registered charity. Our after-school tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programme is designed to help young people aged 11-18 achieve their academic and career aspirations. Visit our website if you’d like to know more about the GT Scholars Programme and how you can make a significant difference in young people’s lives.

In the Know – Activities to sharpen your writing skills!

In the Know – Activities to sharpen your writing skills!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Writing skills such as creating original content, using good grammar and having a varied vocabulary will be indefinitely useful to young people. With a well-honed skill and a strong grasp of the language, they will almost certainly excel at their exams and assignments, not to mention university assignments and work reports in the future. Here are three activities that will help them to sharpen their writing skills.

Arvon Creative Writing Courses
Arvon offers creative writing residential courses and retreats, led by highly acclaimed writers, spanning poetry to playwriting, songs to screenplays, fact to fiction, starting to finishing. They also offer grants to help with course fees for those who need it. Any young person, regardless of writing experience, can immerse themselves in the creative process, be inspired by experienced writers and release their imaginative potential. Their 2018 Course Programme is now open for booking. Find out more here.

The Wells Festival Competition
The Wells Festival offers a Young Poets competition for young people aged 16 and over. The entry fee is £3 and poems may be on any subject and must not exceed 35 lines in length. The winner will receive £150 plus a year’s subscription to The Poetry Society. Applications are now open until the 30th of June 2018 and can be submitted online or via post. Find out more here.

Writing Challenge App
The Writing Challenge App allows students to enjoy writing through a fun and interactive game. The app helps the student get started and then provides a prompt every minute to add new ideas, words, characters, sentences, places or actions to the plot. Young people who have a hard time getting started with creative and academic writing assignments will enjoy the fast-paced, game-like setup of this app. The app costs about £2 and is available for iOS and Android. Find out more here.

The GT Scholars Programme is an after-school programme that focuses on social mobility, growth mindset and helping young people to achieve their aspirations. The programme includes tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-16. If you would like to know more, please contact us here.