Bolton brainbox features in Child Genius programme

Sharon Daniel

Sharon Daniel

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A YOUNG Bolton brainbox featured in the opening episode of a national television programme about the country's cleverest children.

12-year-old Sharon Daniel, from Westhoughton is one of 20 youngsters competing for the title of Child Genius 2014, which is being televised on Channel 4.

The Bolton School pupil was not heavily featured in tonight's opening episode, but we did see her scoring an impressive 12 points in the mathematics test, which was more than double the score of some of her fellow contestants.

Viewers will have to wait until next week's episode to see if Sharon has made it to the next stage, where just 15 children will remain in the competition.

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11:46pm Sun 20 Jul 14

Chrome1 says...

Catch up with them in 20 years' time; they'll be social dropouts. The term genius is used too loosely. Academically gifted is more appropriate. I'm a genius too then; watch me play Super Mario Kart.
Catch up with them in 20 years' time; they'll be social dropouts. The term genius is used too loosely. Academically gifted is more appropriate. I'm a genius too then; watch me play Super Mario Kart. Chrome1
  • Score: -3

9:02am Mon 21 Jul 14

catsden says...

Very good, but in my opinion these kids don't have a childhood, they are like little old men and women which is a pity, your childhood goes to fast as it is. Your are old long enough.
Very good, but in my opinion these kids don't have a childhood, they are like little old men and women which is a pity, your childhood goes to fast as it is. Your are old long enough. catsden
  • Score: 8

5:06pm Mon 21 Jul 14

mrs philainsy says...

Watched the Programme last night.

The Parents Faces, when their Kids got their Questions wrong!!!!

One little Boy was in tears, and his dad had a face like a wet weekend in morecambe.


Oh Dear.
Watched the Programme last night. The Parents Faces, when their Kids got their Questions wrong!!!! One little Boy was in tears, and his dad had a face like a wet weekend in morecambe. Oh Dear. mrs philainsy
  • Score: 8

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