Nilani Sutharshan was one of 17 finalists who had congregated in London from all over the UK. These were the top performers in a series of memory tests taken by thousands of children online. Since September they had been all been following a specially-written training programme, preparing to take part in The Junior Memory Championship - organised by The Learning Skills Foundation.
Headteacher Update Teaching Memory Skills “The latest primary national curriculum requires children to retain facts and figures about humanities, know all their times tables, recall technical terminology about English, learn new languages, master complex calculation methods - and sit formal tests in which they have to work independently and perform under pressure.” Read more
“All the children made at least four average point score (APS) progress, while 80% of them made more than four APS progress and that is across reading, writing and maths.”
Ashley Winters, Headteacher of Brownmead Academy, Birmingham
Innovate My School Memory strategies: Helping children learn to learn “As a Primary school teacher, I’m increasingly aware of the vast amount of information and the wide range of skills that today’s children need to remember. And whatever the subject, exercise or activity we’re doing, I’m always on the lookout for one particular breakthroughmoment: the point when a pupil stops talking aboutwhatthey’re going to remember andstartstelling mehowthey’re going to rememberit.” Read more
"Memory Skills may soon be king" by Richard Vaughan featuring the Junior Memory Championship. Issue date 16th November 2012. Click the image to see the content
Could you remember 34 random numbers, 35 words in precise order, and achieve a perfect 40 out of 40 on a names and faces test - each feat achieved after just 5 minutes of study? This is what was achieved by the winner of this year’s Junior Memory Championship.
"Memory Tricks and Techniques to boost Students' Learning"