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Junior Memory Championship 2019/20 is now open

Registration for the 12th UK Junior Memory Championship 2019/20 is now open. See below for information from the Learning Skills Foundation.


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Each year that we run the Junior Memory Championship we see more and more schools recognising the importance of teaching memory skills to their pupils and joining this important educational initiative.


As we go in to our 12th year we very much hope that your school will join us for the 2019/20 championship.


The purpose of the Junior Memory Championship is to equip children with valuable and effective memory skills helping them achieve their very best results in SATs and other end-of-year tests. The memory skills show your children how much they can improve their learning - when they know how. Through the JMC we've seen the impact of memory training for over a decade now. Each year between 20,000 and 25,000 children participate becoming more confident and successful learners. The real value in the JMC is in the training materials for you to teach your children. As an added incentive, we also run an online competition which is not compulsory but there for those children who enjoy a bit of competition!


New this year: Ten teacher training videos. Also new this year, the competition is now open to Year 5 and Year 6 children.


The JMC Training Plan has been specifically designed to fit into your normal timetable. The JMC has already proved itself as an effective project that's easy to run, with a rapid impact, but we've made several additional innovations this year, including:


  • a set of instructional video clips for teachers, explaining each of the memory training sessions
  • a slimmed-down set of online competition tests, helping the children to show off the results of their training and compete for a place in the national final
  • prizes for the best-performing schools, and public recognition in our new online 'Hall of Fame'
  • prizes for the teachers who have the most impact on their children's learning skills.


The registration fee (£50 + VAT) gives you access to all the training materials, videos, lesson plans and other resources, plus full guidance to take part in the online competition. Then in March you can enter as many of your Year 5 and Year 6 pupils as you want into the contest itself, letting them pit their wits against children from all over the UK. As well as certificates for everyone taking part, a wonderful day in London awaits for the top performers, with the chance to win some great prizes at the Final - and, of course, that title of Junior Memory Champion 2020.


We hope that your school will join us for the 2019/20 competition and that your children will benefit from these essential learning skills.


Three reasons to sign up to JMC:


1. Children enjoy the course
2. The skills taught help the children with their SATS and other exams
3. Once learned, the memory enhancement methods are a 'for life' benefit.

04 Oct 2019

Andy Hough
Info for Schools
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