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150 New Places Created to Meet High Demand for Gifted Kids Summer Schools

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Originally published 12 May 2004


The National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth has announced this week that 820 of the 900 places on offer at its Summer Schools have already been snapped up. So to meet the rising demand for places the Academy has created a further 150 places. The new places are spread over a new Summer School venue at Lancaster University and the addition of two new courses at the Imperial College London venue.

The new Lancaster based National Academy for Gifted and talented Youth Summer School venue will run on 8th – 21st August and will include courses in: Cutting edge music technology, designing and building a racing kart in two weeks, developing your self as a practising artist, the economics of sport and leisure, the psychology of creativity, and philosophy. The National Academy Summer School hosted by Imperial College in association with London Gifted & Talented, now has places available on a course on the Geology of Mars, and a course on the science behind any future mission to the moon.

The National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth have also announced that this year they are also offering four exchange places with the Academy’s US partner The Center for Talented Youth. Four NAGTY members will be able to follow one of the very popular, highly challenging and well-established summer programmes offered by CTY at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore or Dickinson College in Carlisle Pennsylvania.

The Academy will now be running Summer Schools at its home base at The University of Warwick, and also the universities of York, Exeter, Durham, Lancaster, Canterbury Christ Church University College and Imperial College London. More details are available at:

http://www.warwick.ac.uk/gifted 

phone 02476 574389.

Note for Editors:
The National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth, based at the University of Warwick, has been established by the government to develop, implement, promote and support educational opportunities for gifted and talented children and young people aged up to 19, as well as providing support for parents and educators. It will also provide a nationally and internationally recognised centre of expertise from which to develop and help improve the delivery of gifted and talented education in England.