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Potential Plus UK Is On The Move…

We are delighted to announce that we are moving on July 1st to The Mansion House at Bletchley Park - home of the Codebreakers. We believe that children and young adults of all ages should be given the best chance to succeed in life and fulfil their potential.  Since 1967 Potential Plus UK [...]

The 2019 Potential Plus UK Summer Reading Challenge

It's time to get reading in our annual Summer reading challenge. The Summer Reading Challenge is about going that bit deeper.  Children and Young People read and review five books that they have chosen as a challenge to themselves. The challenge may be in the length of the book, complexity of vocabulary or subject matter. [...]

2019-06-18T15:26:03+00:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Challenges, Focus on Potential|Tags: , , |

HLP Parenting: Sleep Deprivation in Parents

A high proportion of High Learning Potential (HLP) children experience unusual sleep patterns. These can include insomnia, active dreams, sleep talking, sleep walking, frequent waking or simply needing only a relatively short time asleep compared to ‘neuro-typical’ friends. Whereas this can be problematic for the child, what about the impact of long-term sleep deprivation on [...]

2019-06-18T12:10:26+00:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential, HLP Parenting, Mental Health|Tags: |

Young Person’s Guide to Journalism

In May, as part of our Be Curious Weekend, we ran a one-day workshop for members aged 12+, introducing young writers to the exciting and evolving world of journalism. In a practical and fun workshop, participants thought like journalists, discovered different jobs in the journalistic world, analysed the news and worked on basic writing, reporting, [...]

2019-06-18T12:05:15+00:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Events, Focus on Potential, Young Reporters|Tags: , |

15 Great Family Days Out for High Learning Potential Teenagers

Wellcome Collection, London FREE  www.wellcomecollection.org Called “the free destination for the incurably curious”, the Wellcome Collection has all things quirky to appeal to gifted teens, such as the founder’s collection of medical objects, items belonging to famous historical figures (Charles Darwin and Florence Nightingale) and 100 year old x-rays. From September 2019, the new Being [...]

Chess: The Ultimate High Challenge, Low Threat Activity by Barry Hymer

Professor Barry Hymer is on the international advisory board for Dansk Skoleskak, the Danish scholastic chess organisation. He is co-writing a book on chess and mindset with two friends, including the busiest chess coach in the UK and a chess grandmaster who leads on the English Chess Federation’s Accelerator Programme for young talent. Barry is [...]

2019-06-03T12:19:32+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Ambassadors, Focus on Potential|Tags: |

Building Empathy

Understanding Empathy Human beings and other living creatures may have felt empathy for millennia, however a word for it has only existed in the English language for just over 100 years. Around 1900, the English psychologist Edward B. Titchener first coined the term ‘empathy’, taken from the emerging new German words ‘Einfühlung’ or ‘Einfühlungsvermögen’. So, [...]

Suffragette Walking Tour by Kerensa L. (Aged 8)

Following on from Emma's blog about her mock trial as the Suffragette Mary Richardson at the Royal Courts of Justice, Young Reporter Kerensa shares with us an article she wrote when she was 8 about following a Suffragette Walking trail in London. The trail was based on walking tours discovered online (The Suffragette issue of [...]

2019-05-21T19:41:42+00:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential, Reviews and Visits, Young Reporters|Tags: , |

Surprising Shapes and Higher Thinking Skills

“To be equipped to work at a higher level in the long term, children with HLP [high learning potential] need to experience higher-order thinking skills; analysis, synthesis (working with several sources of information to create something new) and evaluation.” – Advice Sheet PA103 - Needs of Children with High Learning Potential Gifted children need [...]

2019-05-21T14:57:24+00:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential, High Learning Potential|Tags: |

Being Curious at Beaumanor Hall

The Be Curious Weekend 2019 was held May 4th-5th at historically significant Beaumanor Hall and provided a superb setting for experiential and empathetic exploration for children and their parents. The site has a rich history; the Victorian Hall was in private ownership until World War II, when the estate was requisitioned by the War Office. [...]

2019-05-21T14:04:01+00:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Events, Focus on Potential|Tags: |
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