The UK Schools Memory Championship

The UK Schools Memory Championship

One of the important strings to our bow is bringing together the 'best of' - in regional, national and international events. Each year we handle quite a few - including, for three consecutive years, The UK Schools Memory Championship, in co-operation with organisers Inspire-Ed and 8 times World Memory Champion Dominic O'Brien, supported by the government’s 'AimHigher' initiative.

Each year Dominic and team visited participating schools, academies and colleges to conduct Student Memory Training Workshops, designed to boost young people's self esteem, confidence and motivation for learning - as well as providing and developing a tool to help improve their ongoing overall attainment levels and, importantly, exam performance. The students then took part in an in-school competition to ascertain which of them would progress to the regional final in their area.

The UK Schools Memory Championship

At the third Championship we handled, 17-year-old Rehnumah Insan (17) recalled 120 words, 122 numbers, 17 fictional events with their dates - and 48 playing cards in sequence.

The regional finals and national final always received a very high level of media coverage, in a variety of papers and magazines (from The Financial Times to First News) and on national and regional TV and radio, including the national morning breakfast and magazine programmes and The One Show.