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National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth

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Sticklebug Tue 16-Apr-13 19:19:24

Does anyone know how a child joins the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth?

My DD has come home from school today saying her teacher says she should join - she had it written down as above in her homework diary - but no info and a web search has revealed nothing.


Inncogneetow Tue 16-Apr-13 19:38:21

it doesn't exist any longer

Inncogneetow Tue 16-Apr-13 19:39:20

It was replaced by IGGY

Inncogneetow Tue 16-Apr-13 19:39:55

How old is she?

Sticklebug Tue 16-Apr-13 20:03:21

Thanks, she is 11 - sounds like her teacher is seriously out of date as not only does the organisation not exist any more, but it is for 13-18 year olds!!

Inncogneetow Tue 16-Apr-13 20:17:10

There's NAGC, but I wouldn't recommend it.

BeerTricksPotter Tue 16-Apr-13 20:31:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

noisytoys Wed 17-Apr-13 07:53:30

DD is a member of Mensa, but other than having a plaque to show the grandparents I don't really see the point of it.

Habanera Wed 17-Apr-13 10:02:53

Hi That link to "NAGC" is to the US organisation. It's called Potential plus now in the UK. We used to go to lots of fun things that DDs still ask about but it was run by volunteer parents and like a lot if things that has got hard to sustain - no one has the time. The Big Family Weekends were great.
I've had more luck being more specific about what my DDs are actually into- take them to lessons or clubs that are in their area of interest. Also develop new interests by encouraging them to try things they don't know about, and find things you would like to do together- nature, music, a new sport. Also watch out for bullying for being bright, all too common in school and can be under the teachers radar.

Sticklebug Wed 17-Apr-13 20:02:25

DD is a member of mensa. She was invited to join last month after taking part in a supervised test as part of a country wide school quiz. I only let her join as I am a member and a family membership is just an extra £20 a year. Not sure that she will get much out of it.

She does loads of extra c

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