Gifted and talented in Manchester

On Saturday 30 children from six schools in South Manchester attended a Go workshop at Greenbank school. Martin Harvey had used his connection with Cheadle Hulme School to contact the local Educational 'Gifted and Talented' scheme, who then sponsored the day and selected the children. Martin and Helen Harvey and Roger Huyshe were kept busy throughout.

While the children were just from years 3 and 4 (and 1 Y5), their attention was good, they learned the basics in the morning starting with Capture Go but progressing immediately to territory Go. In the afternoon they submitted to a hectic 5-round McMahon before parents came to collect them. Eleven children purchased beginner's sets to take home and potential contacts were made with new schools. All parents were given a full A4 sheet showing the next steps to take, with contact details locally and to our website.

The BGA were delighted that Greenbank teacher Heather Burnett was able to stay with the children all day. Heather was full of praise for the BGA, afterwards writing "Thank you all so much for making Saturday so successful. I could tell, during the whole session, how much the children enjoyed it and how much they got out of it. Hopefully there will be some future high-level players, as I was most impressed at how quickly they picked it up.". Greenbank Head Janet Lowe - on hand during the day as the school ran a simultaneous Open Day - added that "the pupil and parent feedback at the end of the day was extremely positive".

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