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] This session is for all those wanting to learn more about the university applications process and studying at Oxbridge. In this Panel Discussion, four Zero Gravity students from the University of Oxford and Cambridge will reflect on their experiences, and be on hand to answer your questions. Please submit questions in advance via [email protected]  [/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="70"][vc_single_image image="12965" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Zero Gravity [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Zero Gravity is a mentoring platform to support disadvantaged young people into top universities, with undergraduates volunteering one hour a week to advise with applications and academic progress.[/vc_column_text][edgtf_separator position="center" color="#888888" thickness="1"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481625599062{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}"][vc_column][tt_event_hours][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]You need imagination and a little bit of skill to ‘Write a story’, ‘Compose, photograph’  and then ‘Edit’ your film. This session is an introduction to what is involved in making your own Stop Frame Animation (think Wallace and Gromit). Philip will show you how you can animate your toys or models and add titles, captions and credits. How to write a story (STORYBOARDS), find CHARACTERS (Toys models and PROPS), add TITLES, ‘splats’ and CAPTIONS and even add a range of SOUNDS! Age guide 10+ parents are welcome to assist (under supervision of their children!).Younger children are welcome but may need help to take part. Session Materials:  1) A laptop 2) Low cost usb webcam -  ANY typical low cost USB...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] In this talk, we’ll explore the world of advertising and how it can be misleading. We’ll discuss how companies and websites use persuasive techniques to try and sell their ideas and products, examine the motives behind their message, and develop ways to protect ourselves from being tricked. We’ll also learn about the importance of being careful when sharing personal information online and how to ty safe when using the internet. Of course the internet is also an amazing tool, and can be entertaining and fun too, and by the end of this talk, you will have built on your skills to be a savvy consumer, stay safe online, and make your web content a positive force for...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Does it sometimes feel like you are an alien living on an entirely different planet to the other young people around you? Are you fed up with being told you are over-sensitive, over-thinking, over-talkative, over-anxious, over-active, over-this and over- that!? Do you wish that someone would just understand?  In this session we are going to do a bit of thinking together about what it means to have High Learning Potential. You will learn a bit about the Neurodiversity Movement and how people who think and learn differently are pushing back to tell the world how proud we are of being different. Come and share your quirky differences with a group of people who will appreciate them and...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Love Chess - want to play against new people? Join our online tournaments on Lichess.org! Lichess is a free, online open source chess server that allows people to play against friends or against a computer. We will be holding a 1 hour chess tournament on this server for anyone aged 18 or under.  This online tournament will operate with chat turned off. What you need to know: Preregister with lichess.org Log into the Festival Noticeboard Link and password will be on the relevant day pages - Saturday and Sunday - and the top of the noticeboard page. You must be in the tournament waiting area on lichess.org by 4.25pm At 4.30pm the Lichess computer will assign you to a...