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Fun days for bright sparks and training days for teachers!

Mon, 14/11/2016
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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 gifted child consultant Lyn Kendall, who is director of inclusion at Westwood. The parents' sessions are free, but should be booked on the child's form.

The days are a chance for bright children to take part in challenging activities while socialising with others of similar ability. Activity sessions cost £25 per child, including resources and lunch.

The teacher workshop will look at identifying and nurturing very bright chiildren in a school setting, raising achievement and meeting Ofsted expectations.

There is on-going longer-term support on offer for teachers who take part.

To further explore the issues surrounding gifted children, Westwood Academy and Mensa will also be hosting the partnership's first two-day conference on June 29 and 30, 2017.

The conference, which is open to both parents and teachers, will be held at the University of Warwick Conference Centre. Full details will be published early next year.

For more information about the children's activity days, click here

For more information about the teachers' workshop, click here

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