In the Know – Great programmes and workshops coming up!

In the Know – Great programmes and workshops coming up!

In The Know What's new? Young people

November brings a chill in the air and the realisation that the year is almost over. For young people, it’s the calm before the rush that the next term will bring. The three options we have for you this week might just be the head start to next year that young people may need!

Apply Now for the GT Scholars Headstart Programme
Applications are now open for the GT Scholars Headstart Programme for young people aged 11-13. The programme will be helping young people get top grades at school and to help them to develop the skills needed to get into a top university or get into a competitive career. To find out more, register your interest here.

Royal Drawing School Taster Workshop
Bookings are now open for this free taster workshop for young people aged 16 and over who are interested in studying art and design. Young people are allowed to develop their skills in life drawing and are also encouraged to participate in the group crit afterwards to learn what makes a good portfolio. To find out more, click here.

National Youth Theatre Start-Up Saturdays
Applications are now open for the National Youth Theatre’s only weekly Saturday course for 11-14 year olds! Start-Up Saturdays encourage young people to put their passion for performance and ideas into action. Across a ten-weeks, participants explore storytelling, devising theatre, movement, music and character. 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 – Science, Technology and Gold!

In the Know – Science, Technology and Gold!

In The Know What's new? Young people

With less than two weeks until the school term starts, most young people will be feeling a little bit more restless! The activities in this week’s newsletter will help to keep them active and pique their curiosity. Take a look at these three interesting opportunities coming up in the next week.

Meet a scientist
The Francis Crick Institute in London is letting two of their scientists escape their labs and let young people know what lab life is really like. They will tell you all about what they do and demonstrate historical and modern day scientific equipment. This free event is open to young people of all ages and will allow them to experience science in a informal and fun setting. To find out more click here.                                                              

Design a monster
As a part of Apple’s Family camp initiative this August, Dejan Mitrovic, founder of Kidesign, is helping young people aged 8-12 to explore the basics of product design. At the Apple store in Regent Street in London, he will introduce them to the Densters, a collection of monsters with secret skills for building dens and forts. Young people put the principles learned during the day into practice and design a Denster of their own using iPad Pro and 3D design tool Tinkercad. Get all the details about this free event here.

Gold Rush
The museum at Bank of England is offering young people of all ages the opportunity to explore the museum and solve an age-old puzzle with the help of a mysterious map. The hunt begins at 11am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Bank of England’s bullion team will give interactive talks about gold before the Gold Rush begins. Get to the bottom of the mystery by navigating your way around the museum and solving the clues as you go to claim your reward! 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.

 

In the Know – Activities to Explore, Experience & Escape!

In the Know – Activities to Explore, Experience & Escape!

In The Know What's new? Young people

Holiday activities for young people don’t have to exclude parents and guardians. This week we have fun activities for the entire family! Here are three fun-filled family activities to prove that teamwork makes the dream work!

Explore Kidzania
KidZania are working with the Year of Engineering campaign to showcase the world and wonder of engineering! There are a series of exciting events taking place throughout August with fantastic partners, lots of new activities and awesome workshops for young people to get involved in around the city! The activities include a hands on exploration into the STEM world and cater to ages ranging from 4 to 16. Find out more here.

Experience the Crystal Maze
Ready for a quirky adventure to test your mental and physical abilities? Lucky for young people, during the month of August, the popular Crystal Maze Live Experience is open to anyone aged 13 and above as long as they are accompanied by an adult. You will be required to solve mysteries and test your skills in four different zones before tackling the Crystal Dome. Ticket prices vary depending on team size and date chosen. To find out more, click here.

Escape using your brain power
Escape rooms London have two rooms for you to test your brain power, street smarts and problem solving skills. Suitable for young people over the age of 12, players locked inside a themed room need to work as a team to solve a series of puzzles, riddles and hints in order to escape within the 60 minute time limit. Check if you have what it takes to escape! Find out more about bookings 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.

In The Know – Creative Activities for the Holidays!

In The Know – Creative Activities for the Holidays!

In The Know What's new? Young people

The holidays are often a time when parents run out of activities to keep their children stimulated, excited and off the couch! This week, we give you 3 great opportunities for your child to discover something new and may even introduce them to exciting new career options.

Young Creatives at the Roundhouse
The Roundhouse’s Young Creatives drop-in sessions are designed to give young people aged 11-25 a taste of what it’s like to work in the creative industries. Most sessions last around 2 hours and include sessions on radio, DJing, music production and even magic! Sessions cost anything from £2 – £30. You can find out more about when and where the different sessions will be held on their website.

The Science Museum
The Science Museum in London is offering a variety of exhibitions and interactive galleries to keep young people enthusiastic about science. From the Wonderlab to a descent into space using VR, the Science Museum has an array of immersive and interactive activities. Another exciting opportunity is the Live Science Project in which scientists carry out research in the museum using visitors as volunteers. They conduct fun, interesting experiments in which you can join in on. Find out more about bookings and available activities here.

Young Barbican
A part of the world-class arts and learning centre Barbican; the Young Barbican scheme gives 14–25 year olds discounted access to unmissable art and entertainment as well as exclusive events and creative opportunities. Music, theatre, dance and film tickets are available to Young Barbican members at amazing prices (£5-£15) and their Creative Learning programmes will give your child the chance to expand their talents and passions. It’s free to join and there are no booking fees. Find out more here.

GT Scholars offers after-school programmes that help young people to achieve their academic and career aspirations. Our programmes include 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 – Creative competitions for the summer!

In the Know – Creative competitions for the summer!

In The Know What's new?

If your child loves photography, art or creative writing, this newsletter is for you! We have put together some of the best creative competitions available for young people to enter before the end of the month! Not only will these competitions encourage and nurture their talent, there are some great prizes to be won!

The Royal Society of Biology Photography Competition
Held annually, the theme for this year’s competition is “Patterns in Nature”. The judges are looking for an original interpretation of this theme and encourage entrants to look at the different shapes and forms that nature has to offer. Entry is free and the title Young Photographer of the Year is up for grabs along with a £500 cash prize. Click here to find out more!   

H.G Wells Short Story Competition 2018
Young writers can use their imaginations to bring this year’s theme of Peace alive in the H.G Wells Short Story competition. The competition is free to enter for under 21’s and has a £1000 first prize for the winner! Your story can be set anywhere, feature any characters, and be written in any style. The length is 1,500 to 5,000 words. Deadline is the 23rd of July, so get to writing! Find out more here.

International Poster Competition
Weltformat Graphic Design Festival in Lucerne (Switzerland) is looking for the best young poster designers in the world! The competition is open to everyone under the age of 28 and entry is free. The theme for this year is “Now What?!” and judges are looking for visual interpretations of turning points; the moments just before everything changes. The best part is, you can submit up to 3 posters increasing your chance of winning 1500CHF (approximately £1140) for first prize! Find out more here.

GT Scholars offers after-school programmes that help young people to achieve their academic and career aspirations. Our programmes include 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 – Summer volunteer opportunities!

In the Know – Summer volunteer opportunities!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Volunteering for a local cause or charity provides useful skills to young people, while also increasing their social responsibility and community involvement. Volunteer experience can also be used to build their CV. Here are three interesting volunteering opportunities that your child can get involved in this summer.

Reading Mentor
Westminster Libraries are looking for volunteer reading mentors from the age of 14 to help deliver their Summer Reading Challenge. This is a national reading initiative which encourages children to read for fun over the summer holidays. Volunteers will help with talking to children about the books they have been reading, encouraging them to share their views and ideas, preparing for events and promotions and assisting with administration. You will need to fill in an online application by the 19th of July and you can find out more here.

Youth Panel Member
The Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill is looking for young people aged 14 to 19 who want to get their voice heard or gain experience in producing and marketing youth events. The panel meets regularly to plan exciting events and help the museum become more youth-friendly. Panel members will also work with artists and do lots of other behind-the-scenes things. You will need to apply by the 5th of July and you can find out more here.

Youth Worker
Highgate & Holloway Woodcraft Folk are looking for enthusiastic volunteers from the age of 16 to get involved in games and outdoor activities, organise arts and crafts, and facilitate interesting discussions with the children they work with. Skills that you will develop include creativity, resilience, teamwork, communication and confidence. Applications close on the 14th of July and you can find out more here.

GT Scholars offers after-school programmes that focus on social mobility, growth mindset and helping young people to achieve their aspirations. Our programmes include tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-16. If you would like to know more, please contact us here.

In the Know – Apprenticeships at top companies!

In the Know – Apprenticeships at top companies!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Leading social mobility charity, The Sutton Trust, reports that good quality apprenticeships offer lifetime earnings on average better than many degree courses. They also offer the opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’, gain marketplace value skills and a foot on the career ladder. Here are three good quality apprenticeships for school-leavers at top companies in the country.

The EY Business Apprenticeship
EY offers apprenticeship opportunities in four areas of their business – assurance, tax, transactions and consulting. In each programme, you have the chance to drive lasting change, take advantage of new technology and help build a better working world from day one. You will also complete the CFAB qualification leading to a full qualification through the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Applications for the September 2018 intake are still open and you can find out more here.

KPMG360° Apprenticeship
KPMG offers rotational apprenticeship programmes for school and college leavers. It gives ambitious, free-thinking young people the chance to work with some of the very best and brightest people in the business world. By ‘rotational’, they simply mean you get to move around different areas of the organisation, gaining invaluable insights, work experience and professional qualifications along the way. Applications for the October 2018 intake are still open and you can find out more here.

Amazon Apprenticeships
Ranging from Operations Fulfilment to Engineering & Facilities to IT, Amazon is the perfect place to start your career with a range of apprenticeship opportunities to suit different candidates with different backgrounds and career aspirations. Their apprenticeship schemes are aimed at ambitious young people who have a passion for learning new skills and who want to start their career now. Find out more about these programmes and how to apply here.

GT Scholars offers after-school programmes that focus on social mobility, growth mindset and helping young people to achieve their aspirations. Our programmes include tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-16. If you would like to know more, please contact us here.