Curiosity Club began in 2014 after working at an academy school in South London, where we noticed many of the students struggled to express their interests or articulate them into questions - with little to no confidence to pursue them as a hobby or carry them through to work experience.
It was inspired by the European tradition of Journeymen, an apprenticeship scheme dating hundreds of years whereby a young student approaches Masters of their chosen craft to learn from directly. It builds skills, but also character, as the young apprentice ventures into new environments and has to survive purely on wit and determination.
Curiosity Club works with young people across 5 weeks, with each week focussing on a different Curious characteristic; Introspection, Communication, Confidence, Courage, and Gratitude. Over the 5 weeks they are provided with a toolkit to prepare them for a real-world meeting with an Expert that they have chosen, who is willing to guide them further along the path of Curiosity.