Potential Plus UK’s fabulous festival for curious and enquiring minds runs from 16th-23rd February, 2022.
vPlus is Potential Plus UK’s annual online festival of workshops and activities for children with high ability (often displayed through their curiosity, drive, enquiring minds and speed of thought and also known as high learning potential, gifted, more able) and their parents. The festival offers young people the chance to take part in activities with like-minded peers, creates a sense of belonging, reduces feelings of isolation, and helps maintain positive mental health. For parents it gives them the opportunity to meet with other families who ‘get’ their child and understand their experiences.
Unable to hold in-person events due to the pandemic, in 2021 Potential Plus UK devised the online festival, with topics of interest to children; adults; and whole family sessions – it was so popular we are back for a second visit with brilliant new workshops and presenters!
The vPlus festival is a fundraising event for the charity Potential Plus UK.
Delivery is via Zoom and recorded, allowing people who have registered to catch up later if they miss the live presentation.
Our Brilliant Presenters include:
Channel 4’s Frank Paul, Jonathan Hare, Liz Million, Bob Cox, Tom Briggs…
Over 30 Events including:
Castaway Science; A Mathematical Treasure Hunt; Being Me, More than DME; Leadership in the Face of Adversity; The Great Construction Challenge; Preparing for Exams
Parents have their own sessions, including:
Emotional Regulation; Starting at a New School; Supporting Your DME Child
This year, in partnership with the DME Trust, we will be holding several sessions which focus on Dual or Multiple Exceptionality (DME) for parents and also for the children themselves. Dual or multiple exceptionality is the term that refers to children who have both high ability and some form of special educational need or disability. You can find out more about DME on our page DME Trust.
*Payment will be taken on Potential Plus UK’s Event Store