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Do you know a child who is fascinated by fossils, besotted by barometers or curious about calligraphy?

The search is on for remarkable youngsters to take part in the next series of Channel 4's hit series Child Genius. Some of the country's smartest eight to 12-year-olds will battle it out through tough rounds of spelling, mental arithmetic, memory and verbal reasoning in a bid to claim the title.

07 Dec 2017


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The producers behind Child Genius are on the lookout for star spellers and tiny tap dancers for a new ITV show, Little Big Shots.

The programme will showcase and celebrate young talent, and the producers are keen to hear from potential stars.

The show is solely focused on celebrating and showcasing young talent - it is not a competition or game show. Whether individuals, duos or groups of youngsters, the only rule is that children are aged between three and 13.

22 Jun 2016


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Mensa's gifted child consultant Lyn Kendall

Bringing up a bright spark can be a challenging, exhausting and exciting business – but how do you know if you’re doing what’s best for your gifted child?

Join us in Coventry for the second in a series of workshops with Mensa’s gifted child consultant Lyn Kendall. It will be an opportunity to get advice and reassurance as well as meet others in the same situation, all in a friendly and informal setting.

12 Jan 2016


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There are just a couple of places left for a special workshop for parents bringing up a gifted child.

Mensa's gifted child consultant Lyn Kendall is holding a special day-long event for parents at the Westwood Academy in Coventry on October 2.

Lyn - who has experienced gifted education from the perspective of child, parent and teacher - will talk about identifying gifted children, education and parental support, and some of the facts and fiction surrounding giftedness.

25 Sep 2015


Mayuri enjoys extra-curricular activities

Plenty of interests outside school is how the parents of nine-year-old Mayuri Swaminathan are coping with their own bright spark.

Music, singing and martial arts give Mayuri something to focus on and counter some of the boredom she feels in class when set work that is too easy for her.

Her father, Janardhan, 39, advised parents to look for the “extras” a school could offer, and not just its exam results.

08 Oct 2014


Child Genius winner Sharon Daniel with her trophy

 Chess champion Sharon Daniel has beaten off some of the cleverest youngsters in Britain to win this year’s Child Genius title.

Sharon, 11, from Bolton, won the trophy at the end of the second series of the Channel Four competition, backed by British Mensa.

The independent learner beat eight year old Tudor Mendel-Idowu in the tense head to head finale of the four part series.

Sharon is the current under-11 UK girl’s chess champion, and she chose the Battle of Stamford Bridge as her specialist subject in the final.

11 Aug 2014


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Some of Britain’s most extraordinary children will be putting their brainpower to the test in the second series of Channel 4’s Child Genius, starting on Sunday, July 20.

14 Jul 2014


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