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: , |

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: |

The BIG Adventure Weekend 2019

It's Time to Get Outdoors! Join us Fri 26th July until Sun 28th July on our BIG Adventure Weekend Initial Booking Deadline: 11.55pm on Wednesday 22nd May Potential Plus UK will be at PGL Liddington, Wiltshire for our BIG Adventure Weekend. This fun and sociable weekend provides an opportunity for parents and children to [...]

2019-05-01T10:58:47+00:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Events, Focus on Potential|Tags: , |

Fingers on Buzzers by Bobby Seagull

Maths educator Bobby Seagull is Potential Plus UK’s newest Ambassador.  Co-presenter of the podcast @MathsAppeal, and of the BBC TV Series Monkman & Seagull's Genius Guide to Great Britain he is also author of The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers and co-author of The Monkman & Seagull Quiz Book, as well as a regular contributor to [...]

Be Curious Weekend – 4th-5th May, 2019

The Potential Plus UK Be Curious Weekend takes place Saturday and Sunday 4th and 5th May 2019. This fantastic activities weekend for families includes a Journalism Day on Sunday 5th May for children aged 12+. The Be Curious Weekend offers two days of activities where all members of the family can explore and create together.  [...]

2019-04-11T13:54:17+00:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Events, Focus on Potential|Tags: , |

Raise Free Funds For Us This Christmas

We love the fundraising initiatives and activities that Potential Plus UK and its members hold throughout the year. If you want to see what fun we get up to, just see some of our posts about our activity days and weekends -  The Big Adventure Weekend 2018 , The Big Family Weekend, 2018   and [...]

2018-12-05T13:40:32+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Fundraising|Tags: |

The Big Family Weekend – Autumn 2018

October 20th-21st saw Potential Plus UK at the Ken Stimpson Community School, Peterborough, for our annual Big Family Weekend.  Thank you to everyone who came and everyone who helped: we enjoyed sharing time with some fantastic children, young people and their parents. During this weekend we arrange workshops for children and talks for their parents, [...]

2018-11-05T18:12:52+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Events, Focus on Potential|Tags: , |

Big Family Weekend Creative Scholarship Tickets Now Available

Breaking News - thanks to specific funding received for creative activities we are able to provide Creative Scholarship tickets at our Big Family Weekend event in Peterborough on October 20th -21st for a specific selection of the children's sessions as follows: 6-8 years: Saturday 'TeamCom Challenge' and 'Hanging Shapes and Structures' one day ticket for [...]

2018-10-08T10:42:55+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Events|Tags: , |

Tips for Budding Poets by Joshua Seigal

Award-winning poet and educator, Joshua Seigal, uses poetry to develop literacy skills and inspire confidence and creativity in communication. Joshua will be running creative writing sessions and holding a poetry recital at the BIG Family Weekend, October 2018.  Here he offers some tips for people who are starting to write their own poetry.  To find out [...]

2018-10-08T10:28:12+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Events, Focus on Potential|Tags: , |

BIG Family Weekend and Enigma Challenge 20th-21st October 2018 – Find Your Tribe!

Potential Plus UK’s BIG Family Weekend takes place in Peterborough on October 20th-21st.  Details of the programme and how to book is available at https://pplusuk.eventhq.co.uk/big-family-weekend-2018 Finding peers who understand you, your interests and your sense of humour can be difficult at the best of times. For children with high learning potential, who may be the only [...]

2018-09-26T09:06:09+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Events, Focus on Potential|Tags: , , , |
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