February 15-26. The vPlus Festival is an online festival from Potential Plus UK, full of workshops, webinars and discussions for young people with enquiring minds, their families and schools.

vPlus Festival 2021

15th-26th February

Register Now and Join the #vPlus Virtual Festival

Join us for a fun festival for curious and enquiring minds!

This 12 day online festival from Potential Plus UK provides a programme of live presentations and creative challenges, some especially for children, some specifically for parents, and others for the whole family to enjoy.

We are delighted to say that we are able to offer all of our 2021 vPlus Festival events FREE OF CHARGE due to funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. Thanks to the Government for making this possible.

Register, then log into the noticeboard each day to find the zoom link to sessions, vPlus Challenges and previous session videos.

Full Access to over 50 sessions for children, families, schools and parents

Over 40 Brilliant Presenters including: Bobby Seagull, Jeff Forshaw, Roma Agrawal, Simon Singh, Alex Bellos, Jonathan Hare, Ben England, Barry Hymer, Peter Wells, Verity Jones, Helen Dennis and Bob Cox.

Saturday and Sunday Challenges, social sessions, chess exhibition and a Private Minecraft Server

Festival Community via a Private Facebook Group

Video Recordings of the Sessions

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We have some great sessions planned for all the family including:

Einstein's Theory of Relativity with Prof. Jeff Forshaw

Quantum Computing with Jessica Pointing

Philosophical questions, Maths, Canadian history, Building bridges, lots more topics...

and a Fantastic Quiz Night with Bobby Seagull

Added to this, on Saturday and Sunday we will have social sessions, challenges, a simultaneous chess exhibition with a grand master, lichess chess tournament and a private Minecraft server, where we will be creating the Home World of the Alien Federation of Intelligent Beings – who will be sending us a few messages during the weekend!

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Fantastic sessions for each age group every day – include:

Drawing Sounds; Writing Poetry; Stop Frame Animation; Being Peter Pan...

Making Zines; Design a Themed Playground; Eating Insects; The Titanic; Science Experiments; Music...

Monster Design; Art and Science; Mathematics of Black Holes; Political Theory in Action; Alan Turing; Critical Thinking...

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What would a Potential Plus UK festival be without opportunities for parents to discuss and share their experiences?  Listen to helpful webinars and discuss and debate with other parents over the challenges and joys of raising children with high learning potential (gifted/more able).  Sessions include:

Maths Resources with Simon Singh; How to Grow a Mathematician with Aileen Hoare; Planning for University; Encouraging Creativity; Thinking Better.

Executive Function Skills; Educational Strategies; Emotional Regulation; Metacognition...

Log into the Festival Noticeboard each day to find the Zoom link for that day, vPlus Challenges and previous session videos.

It's Our Virtual Festival!

Bobby Seagull Invites everyone to Join him at the vPlus Family Festival

Festival Schedule

Looking for individual age groups? Discover our great events and sort and print the weekly timetables by clicking on the relevant tab

Log into the Festival Noticeboard each day to find the Zoom link for that day, vPlus Challenges and previous session videos.

Week 1 - Monday 15th - Saturday 20th February

Mon 15th Feb

Tues 16th Feb

Wed 17th Feb

Thurs 18th Feb

Fri 19th Feb

Sat 20th Feb

No events available!

Week 2 - Sunday 21st - Friday 26th February

Sun 21st Feb

Mon 22nd Feb

Tues 23rd Feb

Wed 24th Feb

Thurs 25th Feb

Fri 26th Feb

No events available!

Meet Some of Our Presenters

Jeff Forshaw

Session Presenter

Roma Agrawal

Session Presenter

Verity Jones

Session Presenter

Articles and Activity Blogs

Register Now and Join the #vPlus Virtual Festival