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.


Monday 15th February

Welcome to the Opening Day of the vPlus Festival

Videos of today’s sessions are now available, along with the daily vPlus Challenge and any extra resources provided by the presenters.

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Today’s Session Videos

Family Session - How to Be Successful - Bobby Seagull

Zine It! - Marian Savill of 20Twenty Productions

The Mathematics of Black Holes - Tom Briggs

Family Session - Einstein's Theory of Relativity - Jeff Forshaw

Executive Function Skills in Children with High Learning Potential or Dual or Multiple Exceptionality - Andrea Anguera

vPlus Challenge

Matchbox Challenge

How many different household items can you fit into a matchbox
(or similar sized box)

A marble, a grain of rice, a paperclip and a Lego figure. What do all of these things have in common? They can fit in a matchbox!

How many different household items can you fit inside a matchbox (or a similar sized box) all at the same time? We’d love to see how you do! Can you fit in 50 things? More? why not share your results on the Facebook Chat Group?


Once you have filled your matchbox, you can set about answering these questions:

  • How many items fit in your matchbox?
  • What is the highest value item?
  • What is the smallest item and how big is it?
  • How could you fit more items in your matchbox?
  • Can you make up a story about the items in your box? One famous poem involves a certain beetle called Alexander! Forgiven by A.A. Milne

Skills Builder Badges

Skillsbuilder logos listening, problem solving, teamwork

Potential Plus UK are working in partnership with The Skills Builder Partnership, aiming to build 8 essential skills which children and young people need for success in the 21st century. Read more about the Skills Builder scheme and how it relates to our events and activities in our blog Skills Builder at the vPlus Festival.

Session Requirements

The Presenter of the following session has provided extra information to get the most from their session.

Executive Function Skills in Children with High Learning Potential and Dual or Multiple Exceptionality by Andrea Anguera

8.00pm Parent Session

The following handouts will help you to take part in the session and act as notes to the points arising in the presentation.

Session Extras!

We hope you enjoyed today’s workshops. Here are some follow-up resources from one of the sessions.

Zine It! Session by 20Twenty