Gifted Darlaston Primary School Students Win Battle of the Brains 2017

Six Year 5 students from Kings Hill Primary School in Darlaston have won the prestigious ‘Battle of the Brains’ challenge, after competing against thirty other gifted and talented students from six primary schools across Walsall.

The winning team received their ‘Battle of the Brains’ trophies after putting their specialist subject knowledge to the test in a series of competitive challenges organised by Grace Academy Darlaston, covering Maths, Science, English, ICT, Performing Arts and History.

The students’ team-building skills were also tested in a giant, competitive Art Attack challenge, where different teams had to create a piece of art work out of sports equipment including balls, clubs and rackets.

Students from the winning Kings Hill team, said:

“It’s been really intense.  It’s really nice to come here, we have learned lots of new things.

Year 5 teacher Mrs Granger, from Kings Hill Primary School, commented:

“It’s a fantastic event, the organisation is amazing and I can’t thank staff enough. The students have had a wonderful time.”

Sarah Giles, Transition Coordinator, Grace Academy Darlaston, said how great it was to see the Academy filled with so many Year 5 students taking part in master class and buzzer challenges, and added:

“Battle of the Brains showcases the talent in our local area and the potential these Year 5 students have to achieve success in their future education and careers. It was brilliant to have them here to meet them, and to give them an opportunity to experience secondary school first hand.”

The gifted and talented Year 5 students from Kings Hill Primary School on the winning ‘Battle of the Brains’ team were: Hafizaah Uddin, Kai Cartwright-Daley, Zehra Ali, Saara Khanum, Muaaz Malik, and Najeeb Uddin.