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] Bring to life the stories of your favourite Roald Dahl. Unleash your imagination and step into the shoes of some of the wonderfully crazy and colourful characters through this exciting and fun drama webinar.  Please note that this session lasts for 30 minutes [/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="13253" img_size="full" add_caption="yes" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Mary Benzies and Rachel Lewin [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Tolethorpe Youth Drama offers a full, immersive, year-long programme of classes, workshops, productions and festivals. Children and young people are trained in and exposed to all aspects of Drama, Theatre-Making, and Performing Arts. As an integral part of the renowned Stamford Shakespeare Company, TYD benefits from its association with the company and its incredible facilities, including the six hundred seat...

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]Last year, Tom ran "The Great Building Game and Other Challenges" with some small groups, which went down really well: this year we’re going BIG and opening up a similar idea to a much larger audience: attendees will be challenged to build something using whatever they have to hand; this will be followed by some creative tasks aimed at kickstarting their imagination. Parents, carers and siblings (and possibly pets) should be prepared to get involved too! Session Materials: Participants will need to bring something to build with. This could be anything at all, as long as you can imagine building something with it! Assorted boxes, tubes and other fun stuff from the recycling bin would work well (as...

[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]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...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] If you found yourself ship-wrecked or cast-away on a deserted island, could you use science to find out where on the Earth you are? We will explore how you can make simple homemade tools and use some basic astronomy to discover our latitude and longitude. Session Materials: pen and paper Please note that a version of this session ran on Thursday 17th February for children aged 11+[/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="13250" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Jonathan Hare [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text] Jonathan Hare is a physicist, science communicator and television presenter. He was one of the first people to make and extract C60 Buckminsterfullerene, the football shaped molecule, and was one of the presenters on the BBC Rough Science series. [/vc_column_text][edgtf_separator position="center" color="#888888"...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Illustrate your own book characters! Discover how to capture feelings through expressions with some fab funny portraits with illustrator Liz Million. She'll be discussing how your amazing brain works, how your face uses expressions to show how you feel, whilst creating cool cartoony characters. Session Materials: paper, drawing and colouring pencils/ pens / crayons[/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="16197" img_size="480x410" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Liz Million [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Liz Million is a lively illustrator and author based in the north east of England. Usually when Liz isn’t working in her studio, she enjoys travelling the globe working with children in schools and libraries. She has successfully zoomed into thousands of peoples homes making them chuckle and teaching them how to draw...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Create your own wild monsters in this action packed, funny draw-along with illustrator/author Liz Million.  Discover how illustrators bring characters to life and create storyboards to work out their exciting stories. Can you help Liz create an untamable beast that causes havoc? Session Materials: paper, drawing and colouring pencils/ pens / crayons[/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="16197" img_size="480x410" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Liz Million [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Liz Million is a lively illustrator and author based in the north east of England. Usually when Liz isn’t working in her studio, she enjoys travelling the globe working with children in schools and libraries. She has successfully zoomed into thousands of peoples homes making them chuckle and teaching them how to draw like an illustrator....