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Gifted and Talented

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It’s that time of year when parents of 10 and 11-year-olds are faced with the million dollar question – which secondary school to choose?

It’s a difficult decision for all parents, but those with particularly bright children can find themselves agonising over what’s best.

08 Oct 2014


British Mensa’s Chief Executive John Stevenage

British Mensa’s Chief Executive John Stevenage will be speaking at IGGY’s Global & Gifted 2013 annual conference on Thursday 4 July. The conference, running from 3-5 July 2013 at the University of Warwick, focuses on the use of technology in education. It is an international conference designed to bring together teachers, researchers, specialist organisations and professionals working in the field of gifted youth, and educational technologists.

12 Apr 2013


British Mensa's Gifted Child Consultant Lyn Kendall

The new series of Channel 4’s Child Genius will hit our television screens on Tuesday 11 June at 9pm. This 4-part documentary series follows the lives of some of the country’s cleverest children and their families. Earlier this year, twenty one highly gifted children aged 7 to 11 were selected to take part in a competition run to find the UK’s Child Genius.

11 Jun 2013


The Chief Inspector of Schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw today (13 June) announced that he believed that there was a failure by state schools to nurture their brightest pupils. Ofsted has suggested that schools place more of an emphasis on developing their brightest pupils.

John Stevenage, Chief Executive of British Mensa said ‘at Mensa we would support any initiative that gives better assistance to bright children. Gifted children should be provided with the appropriate resources to learn and achieve their potential.

13 Jun 2013


Shrindhi Prakash Child Genius

Last night (Tuesday 2 July) Shrinidhi Prakash became the winner of Channel 4’s Child Genius. She took part in four rounds of competition which included logic, mathematics, spelling and debating.

Aged 11 Shrinidhi is a fan of Countdown and the World Under-12 Scrabble Champion. She currently lives in Orpington, Kent and enjoys writing novels in her spare time and attends an after-school creative writing group. She describes herself as ‘bookworm, Artemis Fowl fan, word fanatic, professional scrabble player, writer and poet.'

03 Jul 2013


Potential Plus logo

After 46 years, The National Association for Children, the child and family support charity, changed its name yesterday (4 February 2013) to Potential Plus UK.

At its formal launch, held at Reed Smith in the City of London, Denise Yates, Chief Executive of the newly named organisation said:

04 Feb 2013


Lyn Kendall

Mensa’s Gifted Child Consultant, Lyn Kendall, will be running a workshop at the University of Warwick’s Global & Gifted Conference 2012. The event, lead by the University’s International Gateway for Gifted Youth network, takes place on Wednesday 4 July 2012.

08 Jun 2012


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