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Gifted children are our future

Published 11/11/2010 | 05:00

There are estimated to be around 23,000 exceptionally gifted children in Ireland today and this level of intelligence has to be cause for optimism.

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There is a growing concern that these gifted children can be somewhat overlooked in ordinary schooling systems.

A new programme on RTE called 'Bright Young Things: Growing Up Gifted' follows the stories of some of these children in the top 5pc of academic achievement in Ireland.

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