Following on from the success of last years Arts Award group, this project has been devised to explore all of the areas that the participants enjoyed the most; as well as to ladder their experiences so that they continue to challenge themselves to try something new. Each month the group will decide on a theme, create an event plan, design and make costume, set, and merchandise, develop a menu and prepare freshly baked goods to share at the Community Café.
The Community Café, held once a month in the afternoon of their session and extending on until 4.30pm will be an opportunity to invite other home educating families with young children, and well as family, friends and the local community to come and share in the creativity of the team.
Participants will develop their own portfolio of work, which will also include the opportunity to gain Unit Award Scheme certification from AQA exam board, which will serve to validate and celebrate their achievements.
FIRST LEGO League Challenge is a global STEM programme for teams of young people, to encourage an interest in real world themes and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers.
Young people work together to explore a given topic and to design, build and program an autonomous LEGO robot to solve a series of missions.
This will be our third time of entering this competition, which offers regional competitions in January and the National final in April / May. Our first year we won the core values award, and the next year we won both the robot game award and were placed first in the regionals awarding us the champions trophy, and sending us through to the national finals in Nottingham. At the Nationals we narrowly missed out on making it to the world finals which took place in the USA, but were delighted to achieve the Judges Award for outstanding contribution in all areas.
There was a break during the pandemic, but everything is back up and running this year, so we are ready to head back out.
The age range is 9-16 years and we will either submit one or two teams depending on the demand. Our information session will take place on Thurs 6th October at our venue in Tring
For more information visit: https://education.theiet.org/first-lego-league-programmes/
Offering children and young people the opportunity to develop their skills, experience and passion for theatre craft, production and performance. With our unique hands-on exploration of all aspects of the production process, CYT members are led through a tried and tested creative model that builds confidence, develops imagination, nurtures creativity, supports individual development and encourages team work and collaboration.
For more info visit: www.courtyouththeatre.org
An opportunity for young people aged 10-13 to join our enterprise initiative, a project where young people can meet, share ideas, explore concepts such as social action, community engagement and entrepreneurship. With the opportunity and encouragement to plan, prepare and realise adventures, challenges and expeditions that invite them to a part of playful, creative, nurturing, wholehearted and dynamic experiences.
Developing vocabularies that allow them to communicate their stories, helping them to feel empowered by their achievements, and finding support from the local community to validate and celebrate their successes. As we begin this journey we are looking for young people who wish to be part of the Youth Planning Committee, the playmakers who will help get this off the ground. This project is being supported by UK Youth, and young people will also have the opportunity to complete their Youth Achievement Award.