vPlus Young People2021-05-21T10:23:43+01:00

vPlus - Sessions for Children and Young People

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Virtual Plus: Online Courses for Young People

Potential Plus UK’s vPlus courses offer exciting online experiences for children and young people with high learning potential.

All workshops will take place over Zoom.  You will be sent a meeting ID and password to your registered email address at least one hour before the first session is due to start. If you have not received a link at that stage, please email amazingchildren@potentialplusuk.org.

Please note that the age guidance on all sessions already accommodates the higher ability of children with high learning potential. If you are still not sure what age group to put your child into, contact amazingchildren@potentialplusuk.org before booking.

Please book a ticket for every child who will be in attendance at the session

vPlus Online Courses

How to be a Secret Breaker – Ages 7-11 - Helen Dennis

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Age Guidance 7-11 Years

Tuesday 18th, 25th May, 8th, 15th June

4.00-5.00pm

Cost £49.99 for 4 Sessions

COURSE FULL

Using the book series ‘Secret Breakers’ as a basis, author H.L. Dennis will explore all sorts of unbroken codes hidden in the world around us. Helen will introduce you to the codes and mysteries that provided inspiration for the Secret Breakers series and encourage readers to have a go at creating their own theories about the codes and their meanings. Codes explored include The Voynich Manuscript, Enigma Variations, Beale Papers, and the Shakespeare Cipher. Students will be encouraged to produce creative writing inspired by each of these codes, whilst getting to know the Secret Breakers series in more detail (you do not need to own or have read the books to take part). Sessions will also include advice on practical code cracking and tips on how to find secret signs and symbols hidden in the world around us, as well as the weekly chance to ask questions about the writing process.
Please note this course has run previously in 2021.

Tickets are for a series booking of 4 sessions. There are no individual session tickets. Please note that you must book a ticket for every young person who will be in attendance at the session.

Mathematical Discovery – Ages 9-13 – Tom Briggs

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Age Guidance 9-13 Years

Thursday 20th, 27th May, 10th, 17th June

5.00pm-6.00pm

Cost £49.99 for 4 Sessions

COURSE FULL

Maths educator Tom Briggs will be leading a 4-session course exploring different aspects of mathematics, looking at the history and discovery of intriguing mathematical topics, and what effect they have on our lives today. Topics covered are: Writing Numbers: Ancient and Modern Systems; The Evolution of Counting; Infinity; The Mathematics of Chaos.

Tickets are for a series booking of 4 sessions. There are no individual session tickets. Please note that you must book a ticket for every young person who will be in attendance at the session.

How to Become a Mathematical Detective – Ages 6-8 - Aileen Hoare

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Age Guidance 6-8 Years

1st – 4th June

9.00-10.00am

Cost £49.99 for 4 Sessions

COURSE FULL

Half term maths for 6-8 year olds! Aileen is leading a new online course of 4 sessions entitled ‘How to become a Mathematical Detective’ for 6-8 year olds. Newcomers and returning members who have joined a course with Aileen before are all very welcome. The course takes place during half term on Tuesday-Friday 1, 2, 3 and 4 June at 9-10am – a great way to start off the day with some thought-provoking challenges and problems to solve, leaving the rest of your day free.

Tickets are for a series booking of 4 sessions. There are no individual session tickets. Please note that you must book a ticket for every young person who will be in attendance at the session.

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