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]Failure is one of the most challenging aspects of life for neurodivergent folks to manage.  We spent so much time thinking about it, worrying about it, planning for it, and then dealing with it.  But failure is an unavoidable part of life.  Instead of becoming hopeless when faced with that reality, this talk focuses on how to identify the positive aspects of failure, from teachable moments to opportunities to build resiliency.  By accepting the reality and inevitably of failure, we lessen its negative impact on us.  This talk will focus on how to build resiliency and navigate failure in the best possible ways.[/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="17237" img_size="full" add_caption="yes" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Dr Matt Zakreski [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Matthew...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]This workshop will cover the following: A brief overview of working in teams and applying analysis Techniques and tools to help face adversity and cope with pressure Some scenarios of leadership under pressure Some activities that explore your response to leadership scenarios Some resources to use when you are next faced with adversity Questions and answers The workshop will be pitched for families with activities differentiated for ability/experience; however, it requires maturity of thought that would normally be seen in ages 12+ Session Materials:  Pen and paper; Smartphone/Laptop/E-device for interactive resources[/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="17218" img_size="480x410" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Ben Ramsden [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Hello, my name is Ben and I have been involved with Potential Plus UK first as a...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Do you ever wonder what happens in a black hole or what the universe is made of? Do you ever look up at the sky wondering how old the star you are looking at is or simply why physics enables us to study and try to understand from the tiniest electron to the infinite universe; are you a fascinated by space and have questions to ask? Register, receive a link to send your question to Jeff by 1pm Friday 10th February and he will try to answer as many as he can during his session.[/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="13480" img_size="480x410" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Prof. Jeff Forshaw [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Potential Plus UK Ambassador Jeff Forshaw, is a particle physicist with...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Comedian and musician “Tanktop Guy” Robert White, came second in Britain’s Got Talent in 2018. In this presentation aimed at families, he brings a humorous and passionate look at his experiences of being autistic and dyslexic, as well as the coincidental aspects of autism that interact with his life.[/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="17213" img_size="480x410" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Robert White [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Comedian and musician, Robert White, came second in Britain’s Got Talent in 2018. He spends his time performing comedy in gigs, tours and whatever else comes up; writing songs & musicals and talking to people about autism.[/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] Join us for our fantastic, fun and fiendish family quiz with Channel 4’s The Answer Trap’s Frank Paul [/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="16503" img_size="full" add_caption="yes" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Frank Paul [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="24px"][vc_column_text]Frank Paul was born in London in 1984 and brought up in Cambridge. Having studied Arabic and Islamic studies at Cambridge University, he went on to become an artist, specializing in surreal and intricate biro drawings, and grew increasingly interested in quizzes.  Since 2015, he has been presenting the pub quiz at The Mill in Cambridge.  He was a member of the Escapologists, the champions of series 13 of the BBC quiz show Only Connect, and appeared as a “trapper” (a resident quiz expert and question-setter) on the Channel...