SOARING STARS SATURDAY SCHOOL
Welcome to Soaring Stars Education Saturday School. We teach three classes each week; Black History, Business & Entrepreneurialism & Financial Literacy. We have made some changes since our first year and are now accepting new students from January 2022. For more info please see our FAQ's.
Book now to secure your place as spaces are limited & are filling fast.
In our opinion (and in the opinion of many others) the curriculum for black history taught in UK schools is substandard and leaves a lot to be desired. As a result of this we have developed our own curriculum detailed below.
In our course there will also be a strong focus on Black British History, and we will examine the black Tudors, the Windrush, the origins of the Notting Hill Carnival and the UK Civil rights movement. We will also look at events such as the New Cross Fire, the Bristol bus boycott, the Brixton Riots and Black Pound Day.
Students will learn about the ancient black civilisations of Africa (Ancient Ghana, Mali, Songhai Empire, Kush, Axum the Swahil & more). We will examine the contributions that members of the black community have made in Science & Technology, art, music and in sociology and politics.
We will cover colonialism & neo-colonialism and its impacts on the African diaspora today. Students will also learn about ancient and traditional religions of Africa; we will study Judaism, Christianity, Islam, & Buddhism in Black World. We will also cover Rastafari, Nation of Islam and Black Liberation Theology.
We are also produce learning resources, and our content has been downloaded over 500,000 times in our Soaring Stars Education TES store. In October 2021 we launched a new project, blackhistoryresources.co.uk and produce many learning materials and resources centred around black history which can be downloaded for free or at low cost. Please check them out here, like share and subscribe as we are constantly adding new materials.
Nearly half of Americans don't expect to have enough money to retire comfortably and it should come as no surprise that the situation in the United Kingdom is just as bad with the lack of financial education being taught in schools; its practically non-existent on the curriculum and syllabus.
Financial literacy is important because it equips us with the knowledge and skills we need to manage money effectively. Without it, our financial decisions and the actions we take—or don't take—can have disastrous consequences. When young people get a quality financial education in how to manage their finances they stand a far greater chance of leading an abundant life of security from the start.
In our course students will look examine modules on saving, budgeting, making the most of your money, consumer rights, money management, value for money, borrowing, debt, understanding the world of work, risk & reward, security & fraud and much more.
BUSINESS & ENTREPRENURIALISM
More and more people are working from home, becoming self-employed and starting their own business than ever before. This is is only set to rise with a recession looming and with the current global climate due to COVID. Globalisation, e-commerce and technological advances have removed many of the barriers to entry, business and entrepreneurialism has seen a large increase in popularity over the past couple years.
Business and entrepreneurial courses are not new, however the secondary curriculum and syllabus always lags many years behind, and much of what is taught can be irrelevant and obsolete in the modern world. This course will have a focus on e & m-commerce, mobile marketing and businesses of the 21st century.
In this course we will start off by teaching students the basics and fundamentals of starting and running a business, and as the course progresses all elements will be covered to give students a firm foundation in what is needed in order to become a successful entrepreneur & run a successful business.
This course will start off with a series of interviews with people from the community who run heir own businesses big and small businesses who will share with us how they did it and field questions from our students. If you run a business or would like to get involved / interviewed please get in touch with us here. The interview part of the course will be free and available to all and to sign up click here
Frequently Asked Questions
When will your Saturday School be starting, what will it involve & how much will it cost?
We charge a £20 monthly subscription for each class. It includes the following:
Weekly live interactive lessons covering all of the course content set out on the course outlines on our website.
Homework, questions, assignments, quizzes, projects and work for students to complete
Marking of the above and feedback given.
Forums, discussion boards and message boards where students to communicate with their classmates and discuss ideas and the content
Classes will resume in January 2022.
Where will your Saturday School take place?
Our Saturday School will be hosted by online learning management system Edmodo. Students can log in using a web browser and although they do have mobile apps, we do recommend using a computer as there are more features available.
What classes will be taught in your Saturday School?
We will have classes on; Black History, Financial Literacy and Business & Entrepreneurialism. We also teach Maths, Science, Computer Science (& programming in Python), Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning outside of the Saturday School. More information on those can be found here.
Which age range will your classes cater for?
Our Saturday school will predominantly cater for secondary school students (ages 11-16).
My child is younger than 11, can they still attend and find it useful?
Yes, our practitioners generally know who will be attending and will prepare and tailor the materials and courses accordingly. Additionally we can recommend the Black Teachers Tutor Primary Saturday school for younger students. You can find our more about them here.
I would like to teach in the Saturday School, how can I get involved?
Please get in touch with us here and a member of the team will be in touch shortly.
I think the work you are doing is incredible and I would like to make a donation, how can I do so?
We are happy to accept donations big and small. Your donations will be used to help maintain the website and provide resources which will be used by our teachers. You can donate by clicking here.
In what other ways can I help?
You can help us by spreading the word amongst your friends and families about what we do.
You can also help by liking and sharing our posts on social media.
I think my child would benefit from some private one on one tuition. Do you offer this service?
Yes we do, and also teach many other subjects. For more information please click here.
How do I book?
Use the book now button or contact us.
Once you have signed up we will create and send over login details for you & your child.