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: , , |

2018 Summer Reading Challenge

The Potential Plus UK Summer Reading Challenge is about going that bit deeper.  Children read and review a minimum of five books that they have chosen as a challenge to themselves.  The challenge may be in the length of book, complexity of vocabulary or subject matter. The reviews should demonstrate a greater understanding of, and [...]

2018-09-07T13:54:16+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Challenges, Focus on Potential|Tags: , , , |

Book Recommendations from 2017 from One High Learning Potential Child to Another…

The Potential Plus UK 2017 Summer Reading Challenge asked children to read and review a minimum of five books that they chose as a challenge to themselves.  The challenge could be in the length of book, complexity of vocabulary or in the subject matter.  We received some fantastic submissions from our members, some of whom [...]

2018-09-07T14:02:25+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Challenges, Focus on Potential|Tags: , , , , , |

Fifty Writing Competition Results – Spark

2017 saw the 50th birthday of Potential Plus UK and to celebrate we held a writing competition across our ezines, based – naturally – on the theme of “Fifty”.  It was a tough job choosing winners from such high quality entries, with poetry being a favoured form. Here are the winner, runner-up and highly commended [...]

2018-09-07T14:00:33+00:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Competition, Focus on Potential|Tags: , , , , , |

Fifty Writing Competition Results – Fuse

2017 saw the 50th birthday of Potential Plus UK and to celebrate we held a writing competition across our ezines, based – naturally – on the theme of “Fifty”.  It was a tough job choosing winners from such high quality entries, with poetry being a favoured form. Here are the winner, runner-up and highly commended [...]

2018-09-07T14:04:35+00:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Competition, Focus on Potential|Tags: , , , , , |

Challenge 20: Origami Challenge

The next challenge in our 50 Challenges for 50 Years Anniversary Challenge Book series is on a much-loved favourite of many of our members - Origami! Did you know that an ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds 1,000 origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods!   Challenge 20: Origami Challenge Can [...]

2017-07-26T15:41:40+00:00August 7th, 2017|Categories: Challenges|Tags: , , |

Challenge 19: Keeping Secrets!

Natasha Riley and Thomas Briggs of the Bletchley Park Trust kindly provided next challenge in our 50 Challenges for 50 Years Anniversary Challenge Book series. They work in the education office at Bletchley Park, have both been classroom teachers  and now bring STEM excitement into schools with a real enigma machine. Check out our event there [...]

2017-07-26T15:37:11+00:00August 4th, 2017|Categories: Challenges|Tags: , , |

Challenge 18: Around the World in 50 Days

The next challenge in our 50 Challenges for 50 Years Anniversary Challenge Book series was devised by Zuleika Gilby, Potential Plus UK's Events Coordinator. She says, "There are so many wonderful places to travel to. Here I am when I visited Italy. Where will you choose to go?"   Challenge 18: Around the World in 50 [...]

2017-07-26T15:22:03+00:00July 31st, 2017|Categories: Challenges|Tags: , , |

Challenge 17: Prisoners in the Sand

Adrian Harbour offers two traditional puzzles for our 50 Challenges for 50 Years Anniversary Challenge Book series. Adrian was a child with high learning potential and would like children to know that it's ok to be different and that things can be good in the end.   Challenge 17: Prisoners in the Sand The first of [...]

2017-07-27T13:05:43+00:00July 28th, 2017|Categories: Challenges|Tags: , , |

50th Birthday Writing Competition

What do you think of when you hear the word Fifty? To celebrate Potential Plus UK's 50th Birthday we're holding a writing competition on the theme of "Fifty". There are three different age brackets for entries. The closing date for all entries is Sunday 3rd September 2017. Young Reporter Hannah Mehr is an ambassador for [...]

2017-07-26T16:34:36+00:00July 26th, 2017|Categories: Challenges, Competition|Tags: , , , |
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