NAGTYNational Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth (Warwick University; UK)
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"Following a competitive tendering process, which Warwick decided not to choose to submit a bid for, it was decided that CfBT offered the best opportunity for our brightest children.There will be no change in the services for current Nagty members as a result of this change."
Applications for the 135 places are through NAGTY. Information is available from Jennifer Barton on 0191 334 6064.
Stuart Cadwallander, who did the research on 11 to 18-year-olds at NAGTY, said the study exploded the myth intelligent youngsters "read the classics and listen to Mozart".
As part of an event organised by NAGTY, the Merseyside students will join a group of 30 from across England who will learn what it would be like to live on a different planet.
NAGTY, which is celebrating its 100,000th member today, says it is important that bright pupils are given the same support as children with special educational needs.
The government wants schools to identify the top 5 per cent of 11-to 19-year-olds who are eligible for Nagty membership.
Nagty bosses say the top 10 universities are all ones that work with the academy.
NAGTY was established by the Government in 2002 with the aim of helping the country's most promising young people to fulfil their potential.
STAFF at the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth (NAGTY) are to begin the task of making a list of the brightest 11-yearolds in the country.
Bit10, which builds websites and IT applications, has clinched the deals with VBi and the National Academy For Gifted and Talented Youth (NAGTY) - two firms also based at the University of Warwick Science Park in Coventry.
Alison Rowan, spokeswoman for the National Academy of Gifted and Talented Youth, said: "NAGTY will be formally represented on the UCAS form next year (for 2007 entry)."
Prof Deborah Eyre, director of NAGTY, said: 'Giftedness needs to be nurtured through access to challenging opportunities.