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Fun days for bright sparks and training days for teachers!

Activity workshops for children and training seminars for teachers are again on offer as part of British Mensa's innovative partnership with the Westwood Academy. The sessions will all be held at the academy in Coventry. Activity days are separated by age, and the first three - one each for four to six-year-olds, seven to nine-year olds and 10 to 12-year-olds - are available to book now. Parents of children booked on the activity workshops are also invited to a free seminar run by Mensa's...

Smart families sought for new quiz show

The makers of a new BBC family quiz show are seeking bright contestants to take part. Production company Label 1 has created a new show which will test all aspects of intelligence - logic, reasoning, communication, memory, strategy and more. Family teams of two adults and two children aged nine to 17 are now being sought to take part. If you think your family is quick-witted, inventive, inquisitive and creative enough to take the prize, visit http://label1.tv/apply to apply. For more...

Awards for those who go Above and Beyond for bright sparks

Children and young people who are bright beyond their years do not always receive the support they need or appropriate recognition for their achievements in the face of barriers. British Mensa is delighted to be supporting the inaugural Above and Beyond Awards to celebrate the parents, teachers, support staff and other professionals in the UK who go ‘above and beyond’ to help exceptional young people achieve their high learning potential, regardless of age or background. They also celebrate the...

Did you get the answers right?

Many thanks to everyone who took part in our World Intelligence Day competition. The winner of the Carlton Books bundle will be announced in due course, but here are the answers to the puzzles: GIBE is to TAUNT as BADINAGE is to: A. Prank, B. Repartee, C. Pleasantry D.Witticism, E. Joke Answer: B Mr Smith went on vacation to America. He liked New York, but not Maine. He liked Colorado, but not Wisconsin. He liked Nevada, but not Chicago. He liked Dallas, but not Michigan. Did he like Idaho?...

Win a bundle of Mensa books!

Today is World Intelligence Day - and it's Mensa's 72nd birthday! To celebrate, we have joined our friends at Carlton Books to offer a bundle of Mensa puzzle books in a birthday competition. All you have to do is answer three puzzle questions, which will be revealed throughout the day, and email your answers to news@mensa.org.uk before midnight tonight (October 1). You can also enter through our Facebook and Twitter feeds - just search for @BritishMensa The first question is: GIBE is to TAUNT...

So, who does want to be a millionaire?

Could you be a big winner on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? The latest series, hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, saw some big winners but no-one walked away with the top £1 million prize. The producers are looking for contestants for the new series - could one of them be you? Filming is due to take place between November and January. For more details and to apply, click here or visit www.itv.com/beontv/shows/whowantstobeamillionaire

Is your bright spark a potential Gogglesprog?

Is your bright spark articulate and not afraid to share their opinion? The makers of Gogglesprogs are looking for groups - family or friends - of bright, articulate children to take part in the Channel 4 show's Christmas special. Gogglesprogs features groups of children from up and down the country watching and reviewing a selection of programmes, clips and films. To find out more, email the producers, Studio Lambert, gogglesprogs@studiolambert.com

Calendar Challenger is back!

The ever-popular Mensa Calendar Challenger puzzle-a-day desk calendar is now available to pre-order. Calendar Challenger always sells out, so order now to avoind disappointment! Featuring a difficulty graded puzzle for every day of the year, the calendar has become a must-have for puzzle fans everywhere. To pre-order now, for shipping from mid-September, simply click here .

Is your family Britain's brightest?

The search is on for super-smart families for the second series of ITV's Britain’s Brightest Family. Each team must include a child aged 11 to 16 and two adults - parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles can all get involved. A cash prize of £25,000 is waiting for the series winners, but the winners of each round will also win cash. To put your family forward email casting@gamefacetv.co.uk to register BY MONDAY JULY 2 .

Talented youngsters sought for TV spotlight

Could you follow in the footsteps of young Mensan Sebastian Carrington on ITV's hit singing show The Voice Kids? The Voice Kids will be return to our screens on ITV in 2019 and the producers are looking for super talented singers and duos aged 7-14 who have what it takes to take over The Voice Kids stage. Last year, 11-year-old classical musician Sebastian made it all the way through to the televised stages of the competition. Parents can send videos of their children performing directly to...

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