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.

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[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Reflect on your Leadership skills, identify strengths and areas for development, discover ways to reinforce those strengths and improve those areas for development through engaging skill challenges (supported by your parents/carers). Articulate how you’ve been able to demonstrate your skills through the activity. Leadership is one of Skills Builder’s 8 essential skills, proven to correlate with better employment, educational and social and emotional outcomes. We look forward to seeing you there! Materials Required: Pen and paper[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Session Presenter [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557797062{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="16665" img_size="full" add_caption="yes" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Hannah Senior [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Hannah is passionate about providing all young people with equal opportunities and believes that developing essential skills is the most effective way of achieving that aim. Whilst teaching in a highly...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Join us and Play our Interactive Challenging Bricks Brillder is an online platform for interactive learning (the challenges are known as bricks). Students will work with a presenter, accessing the Brillder app, looking at information, videos and taking part in interactive quizzes on two different subjects:  1) Social Media and Adolescent Mental Health - exploring the mental health effects of platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. 2) Confucius and the Analects – looking at the ethics of Confucius as presented in the Lunyu (論語) or “collated conversations”— words attributed to Confucius in the decades and centuries which followed his death and known in the West as the Analects Materials Needed: QR Code reader would be useful to quickly access...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Join us and Play our Interactive Challenging Bricks Brillder is an online platform for interactive learning (the challenges are known as bricks). Students will work with a presenter, accessing the Brillder app, looking at information, videos and taking part in interactive quizzes on two different subjects: 1) How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes – Solve three cases, using deduction, logical elimination and evaluating suspects. 2) Du Sautoy’s Shortcuts – Can you think of a way to estimate the population size of badgers in a forest without trying to count them all? How would you measure the height of a tree without having to climb to the top of it? How can the total distance travelled by a group of people...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Why spend hours of time preparing for exams when you could focus on the techniques that will really make a difference in less time? This workshop will guide you through the most effective revision techniques, identified through research as having the biggest impact on recall. Participants will be able to download a Revision Skills booklet after the session to explain the strategies.   [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Session Presenter [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557797062{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="16241" img_size="full" add_caption="yes" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Joy Morgan [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Joy was a teacher in Inner-London secondary schools for many years. She developed and led the support for high potential learners in the run up to exams, as well as ensuring they were skilled in the use of the most effective revision...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] This talk on exam revision and techniques will guide you in how to get the most out of your revision, how to tackle exam anxiety and the processes you can take to get the best possible grades.  A download of information will be available after the session. Materials Required: pen and paper[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Session Presenter [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557797062{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="16502" img_size="480 x 410" add_caption="yes" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Abbi Moore [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Abbi has worked in mental health for over 15 years and has coached people in exam techniques for 8 years, working with a variety of ages, from children about to take their GCSEs to university students. She has a PGDip in psychology, specialising in teens use of social media. Abbi became a...

Each day, during the festival, we will be posting a Lego Challenge, Festival-goers will be able to find them on the noticeboard. We look forward to seeing photographs of your creations which will be included on the Lego Gallery. This event runs from 9.00am to 5.00pm....

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] An introduction to the instruments of a modern symphony orchestra. Using lots of examples from famous symphonic works, ranging from the early Baroque right through to modern symphonic repertoire being written today, we will listen to each of the main instruments, and how they fit into the overall sound of the section, and the orchestra as a whole. Exploring what makes the sound of each instrument unique and special, how different composers have used each instrument, and how to identify an instrument by its appearance and sound, we will also examine how each one works, and how its sound is produced, and some of the technical challenges and special techniques which can be used. There will be a...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] This is a session for all budding aviators and curious passengers – answering such questions as – How do aeroplanes get airborne, what keeps them up there, why is it bumpy, what’s that funny noise, and how do the pilots know where they are when it’s cloudy? Starting with an introduction to the physics of flight, we will explore the forces involved, the main flight manoeuvres, and the influence of factors such as weight of the loaded aircraft, weather, and aircraft design on the flight path. The types of engine – piston, turboprop and jet – as well as navigation and other aircraft systems, will also be introduced, and there will be some time for your questions too. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Session...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Tom has hidden some mathematical puzzles around the internet… but you’ll have to solve some problems to find them! This session will introduce participants to some different types of mathematical puzzle, kicking off a trail to follow that they’ll complete in their own time. Sessions Materials: An interest in maths and puzzles Access to the Internet [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Session Presenter [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557797062{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="12975" img_size="full" add_caption="yes" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Tom Briggs [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Tom Briggs is a massive nerd who is very much in touch with his inner child. This means that his favourite subject is maths, and his favourite way to learn about anything (especially maths) is to play with it until it either breaks, does something weird, or shows him something...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Young people with dual or multiple exceptionality - DME  -(high ability combined with special educational needs or disability) will have an opportunity to take part in an interactive session with Director of The DME Trust, Rebecca Howell. You will explore what DME means to you, what your strengths and interests are and what issues matter to you. You will then have the opportunity to think about how you could bring about change for the issues that are closest to your heart. These interactive sessions will take place on Friday 18th and Monday 21st February. These events will not be available as videos.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Session Presenter [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557797062{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="12929" img_size="full" add_caption="yes" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Rebecca Howell [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Rebeca is Potential Plus...