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Do you have a Child Genius in the family?

Do you have a young bright spark who needs a bit more challenge to keep their brains occupied?

Wall to Wall Media is searching to find the UK’s most brilliant young minds aged 8-12 to take part in Channel 4’s Child Genius competition.

Does your child constantly astound you with his or her mental prowess? If you are a family experiencing the joys and challenges of parenting a gifted child, the producers would love to hear your story.

To get a flavour of what the competition involves, the latest series will be broadcast on Channel 4 from Monday, February 25 at 8pm!

Child Genius 2019 is run in association with high IQ society British Mensa and other leading children’s educational experts, including Mensa's gifted child consultant Lyn Kendall. About 20 brilliant 8-12 year olds will take part in rounds to be filmed in July and August. Each of the six episodes will follow a number of children taking part, and will explore with parents the joys and challenges of raising a gifted child. 

The programme-makers are also really keen to appeal to children who have the ability, but until now have never had the chance to shine – children of all backgrounds with different interests, academic and non-academic, are welcome to apply. Child Genius offers parents the chance to bring their children together with like-minded peers.

For more information and to download the application form, click here. The closing date for applications is May 13.

To find out more about how to identify a gifted child, and the challenges and advantages they can face, visit our Gifted and Talented advice pages.