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Royston Genius Up For Award

Thursday June 13 2013

Genius: Sherwyn Genius: Sherwyn

LITTLE Sherwyn Sarabi is a three-year-old child genius who is making international headlines.

Sherwyn, from Royston, can count to 200 and name every country in the world.

He has become one of the youngest members of Mensa and is ranked among the top one per cent of cleverest people on the planet after tests revealed he had an IQ of 136.

He began speaking at the age of ten months and was talking in sentences at 20 months. By the age of two he could recognise and name countries, flags, planets in the solar system and internal organs.

His mum Amanda, a former teacher, has nominated Sherwyn for a Proud of Barnsley award in the Young Superstar category. She described her son as 'amazing' and said she was proud of him.

She said: "His general knowledge is amazing. He knows about everything. It's not like talking to a three-year-old. He doesn't watch children's programmes. He watches the news."

Rastrick Independent School, at Brighouse, has already offered Sherwyn a place.

Sherwyn has appeared in most of the national newspapers and his YouTube channel has been viewed by 200,000 people.

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Reply Posted by G on Thursday June 13 2013 at 11:56
Good for Sherwyn's and his family, they're obviously very proud. But personally I would rather my child be a child. There's plenty of time to develop talent, knowledge and skills when you're older, but only one chance to be a child.

Reply Posted by Not G on Thursday June 13 2013 at 17:04
He's a genius, he's not being forced into not having a childhood; he's got a natural curiosity that helps him want to learn. It's natural, not force. Nowhere does it say he's not got a 'normal' childhood.

Reply Posted by brainy on Thursday June 13 2013 at 17:16
at his age he,ll need to be a genius to get a job....well done I say. keep it up.

Reply Posted by Worried Teacher on Saturday June 15 2013 at 13:55
A nice story in these days of doom and gloom, but a life to come of living up to these expectations especially as he already "knows about everything". Not much pressure there then!

Reply Posted by loved childhood on Monday June 17 2013 at 08:38
so does that mean when he gets to 25+ and his mates r talking about the 'old kids programmes' they used to watch, he'll not be able to relate to it or will he be too busy being a genius and designing the next rocket for space to have friends.
Well done tho kid straight to college when he turns 12 coz he'll not need to go to school.

Reply Posted by Love kids on Monday June 17 2013 at 18:08
I know him,hi's so clever,I've never seen any kids like him in my life,we are all proud of him.