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]Does your child with high learning potential struggle with feelings of being isolated and different from their peers? Do they worry about being “weird” or “nerdy”? Maybe they are also disabled or neurodivergent and wonder where they fit in the high learning potential community and wider world? This session will help you think about how you can support your child to feel proud of their high learning potential identity. It will take you on a whistle stop tour of how pride in high learning potential fits into wider rights movements led by neurodivergent and disabled leaders…and give you some top tips for how to support your child to a place where they want to shout from the...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]This session will start with some context from Potential Plus UK’s Chief Executive, Julie Taplin, about the educational situation for young people with High Learning Potential in England and the charity’s wish to campaign for change. With this context in mind, Maisie Palmer from The Social Change Agency, will outline how power can be leveraged by individuals and groups to build a meaningful agenda for change. By the end of the session, the aim is for parents to be able identify the key decision-makers and the different messages that might motivate each of them to campaign; to understand that they as parents and carers have a strong voice; and for this to be a springboard for us all to...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The teenage years can be tricky for children and parents alike. It’s their time to explore, work out who they are independently of their parents and, of course, to push a few boundaries. Adolescence is a time of great change in the brain and this has important implications for behaviour. Add high learning potential to this mix and it all gets a lot trickier.  This workshop will draw on the research into development and behaviour management to explore tried and tested strategies for creating the harmony we all aim for. Our children are only teenagers once so it needs to be a happy, fulfilling time for them and their families. [/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="16504" img_size="480x410"...

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481557972295{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Change can be daunting and high potential learners often worry more than others. They think things through, worry about the detail overlooked by others and something head straight for the worst possible scenario. Moving on to secondary school is one of life’s significant transitions. This session will look at ways that parents/carers can help to smooth the path to a positive, happy start in a new school. Session Materials:  Pen and paper This session will be running at the same time as that of "Your Child with DME" - both sessions will be available as videos to festival goers for a month after the festival.[/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="16504" img_size="480x410" 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 Morgan taught...