Join in the quest to find the Uk Schools Memory Champion 2013
Step One - Book a Memory Workshop organised by Learning Performance
Step Two - Start a Brain Club to practice memory skills
Step Three - Hold a memory competition in the school to recognise achievements
Step Four - Test your memory skills on the national stage by joining the UK Schools Memory Championships
For more information call Learning Performance on 01903 872 849
The First South African Memory Championships produces two Champions
Siphesihle Shabane becomes the first South African Schools Memory Champion.
In a thrilling display of memory and recall prowess, the 15 year old Student emerged as the clear winner and managed to get a new Schools record by memorising 134 decimals in 15 minutes – This after less than two weeks memory training. Do we have a potential adult WorldMemory Champion?
Congratulations to Powerstudying and to the staff and students at AshtonInternationalCollege, Ballito where the competitions took place on Satruday, October 6th 2012. The finalists came from three schools: AshtonInternationalCollege, CrawfordNorthCoast and Northwood Boys.
Tony Buzan Co-founder of the World Memory Championships presents the award to Matthew at the ScienceMuseum in London.
Matthew from SouthlandsHigh School, Chorley, Lancashire attended a memory training session in May and within two months became the UK Champion – along the way he memorised the exact order of a random sequence of 71 words.
This year we are delighted to announce that Learning Performance headed by Roger Starbuck and his team of presenters are now organising the competition on behalf of the UK Schools Memory Championships.
Now in its sixth year, the UK Schools Memory Championship has established an enviable reputation for helping students acquire powerful mental skills that improve both learning and self-confidence.
The competition tests the ability of students to memorise a series of word, random decimals and fictional dates. However, this is a measure of how well they have trained their working memory.
Memory and IQ
Researchers have found that working memory is a more powerful predictor of academic success than IQ.One of their conclusions is that we should target our efforts in developing working memory skills in order to see the greatest gains in learning.
Working Memory and Fluid Intelligence
Fluid intelligence, as defined by researchers, is the ability to reason and to solve new problems independently of previously acquired knowledge.It is considered one of the most important factors in learning and it is closely related to professional and educational success, especially in complex and demanding environments.
The researchers found that training the working memory led to an increase in fluid intelligence and also that the gains in intelligence depended on the amount of training: the more training, the more improvement.
Dominic O’Brien, who is an eight times winner of the Wolrd Memory Championships and co-founder of the Schools Memory Championships says. “Students learn how to memorise a sequence of unconnected data by engaging the whole of their brain in particular key functions such as logic and imagination. It’s a transferable skill. By training one’s working memory a student quickly learns how to learn and remember anything.”
If you or your school would like to take part in the next UK Schools Memory Championships please contact Roger Starbuck at Learning Performance.