11 October 2016
Channel 4’s Child Genius returns!
Channel 4’s Child Genius returns for a fifth series and is looking for children aged 8-12 (and their families) to take part.
Wall to Wall Media, the production company behind award-winning programmes such as Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC One) Long Lost Family (ITV) and four previous series of Child Genius (Channel 4), are once again looking for gifted children and their families to take part.
The series will feature some of Britain’s brightest and most fascinating 8 -12 year olds, as they enter a competition devised in association with British Mensa. This will consist of five rounds to be filmed in January 2017 (with a grand final at the end of February 2017).
Child Genius will capture the children and the families in the build-up to each round of the competition as the children prepare to take on their highly intelligent peers.
As well as telling the story of the competition, the series will aim to explore the lives of the children featured and their families – how they handle day-to-day life as and with a gifted child. We will spend time filming with children and families at home in the weeks prior to the competition, in between rounds at the competition venue and in the lead up to the grand final. Each episode will feature a number of the children who took part in the competition and will chart their progress as they strive to make it all the way to the final.
Child Genius offers parents the chance to bring their children together with like-minded peers. 2016 finalist Georgia said: “A unique experience, a once in a lifetime opportunity. I found several friends that have similar interests that I wouldn't have made in my normal life.”
Do you know any gifted 8 - 12 year olds (and their parents) who may wish to take part in the competition?
Information on both Wall to Wall Media and the series can be found at http://www.walltowall.co.uk/childgeniusapplication.aspx.
Any parents who are interested in finding out more information can reach us on 020 7241 9225 or email them at [email protected].