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.

About the vPlus Festival

About the Festival

When is the Festival?

Potential Plus UK’s fabulous festival for curious and enquiring minds runs from 16th-23rd February, 2022.

What is the Festival?

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.

Festival Sessions

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

DME Trust
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.

How to Get Involved

  • Purchase the ticket (£55 per family non-members, £44 per member family and £27.50 for concessionary member families) payment will be taken on Potential Plus UK’s Event Store
  • View our timetables and pick your workshop and/or discussion sessions
  • Log into the Festival website for that day’s link to the Zoom sessions
  • Take part in our daily Lego Challenge – It’s that easy!

Our Zoom workshop sessions will be offered as webinars. Questions and comments may be raised in the chat box by your child or yourself. The chat box will be monitored by the co-host who will pass on questions to the presenter.  Please familiarise yourself with our Terms of Use of the Festival website. It will not be possible, during most sessions, to speak directly with the presenter.

Book Your Ticket Now!

Book your ticket now
for vPlus Festival 2022

*Payment will be taken on Potential Plus UK’s Event Store