Take a mixture of adults , teens and children ; add in Cranfield University as a location ; a sprinkle of inspiring talks and demonstrations which included maths ( by former PPUK President and TV presenter Johnny Ball ), Airlander , Antarctica , renewable technology ; science and magic shows ; activities that varied from Japanese , chess and music to Microsoft ’ s Hololens and Exploding Eric ( not as gruesome as it sounds , it ’ s a philosophy question ); complement it with some lovely food – and of course a cake – and you get the perfect event at Potential Plus UK ’ s 50th Birthday weekend celebration at the end of April .
For 50 years Potential Plus UK ( formerly known as National Association of Gifted Children ) has been supporting amazing children and their families . Founded in 1966 , but formally established as a charity in 1967 , it offers support to help gifted ( now known as high learning
potential ) children to achieve their potential in a society where that potential is misunderstood and undervalued .
The 50th birthday weekend brought together past and current members and their families to celebrate all that is best about PPUK and marked the start of a run of monthly events at different locations around the country , which will end in October with the Big Family Weekend in Peterborough . As Ignis readers the Critical and Creative Thinking Day , with lunch , which takes place on September 9th at the New College for the Humanities in London is especially aimed at your age group ( 14 +). There are only 25 places available so watch out on the PPUK Events calendar for more information as it becomes available .