Western Australia has a program to address the special learning needs of gifted and talented children in years 5, 6 and 7. It’s called Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC).
I’m proud to say young Michael was selected for the program last year and again this year.
Today I met with a year 7 group preparing to publish a newspaper.
I spoke to them about writing for newspapers and developing content ideas for their target audience.
The co-ordinator told me beforehand they are a group of 12-year-olds going on 16 and that proved to be the case.
They were a bright, enthusiastic group who obviously wanted to learn.
It’s great to see the education system identifying these kids and supporting them.