Surrey Explorers

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Autumn 2013

Welcome to the Autumn term!

Urgent Call for Volunteers: It is now a requirement from head office that we have at least two families represented on the committee. The Surrey branch is on notice of being closed without at least one new volunteer. The duties are not at all onerous and the rewards of bringing new ideas to bright children are truly immense! Please get in touch if you might be interested.

We have an exciting set of events for the Autumn term, so get them in your diary now!

Surrey Explorers is open to all children who would like to learn more than school can provide. The aim is to have a group discussion for a couple of hours, usually led by a guest speaker, to stretch and inspire children up to the age of about 13 who would like more than school can provide. Rather than moving too far ahead in school subjects, the intention is to spark new interests, meet people who have achieved some eminence or expertise and stimulate young minds. We encourage you to join Potential Plus UK, but you do not have to book or commit. Design workshops need to be booked £10 per child; for speaker meetings, just turn up and pay £7 per child on the door. Cost of family membership of the national organisation is £45 for the first year, £25 on renewal.

All events will be held at Kingston University, Education Faculty, Kingston Hill campus, off Kingston Vale (A308). Sat Nav postcode is KT2 7LB. Please visit our website at During the sessions we have play facilities for younger siblings so you can bring the whole family.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have ideas for future sessions:

If you have anything you would like to see on the web site or any material we could use, please send it to the web-master:

Jenny Norris, Chair