Six-year-old Harry accepted into IQ society Mensa after sky-high score - The Leamington Observer

Six-year-old Harry accepted into IQ society Mensa after sky-high score

Leamington Editorial 18th Oct, 2021 Updated: 25th Oct, 2021   0

A GIFTED six-year-old has been accepted into IQ society Mensa after scoring an IQ well above the UK average of 100.

Harry Sansoy, whose family hails from Leamington, was accepted into the organisation after an entry test revealed his IQ as 146.

The youngster’s parents explored options after Harry became restless and bored over lockdown.

Dad Sham – a former Myton School pupil – said: “We always thought he was smart from a very early age. He was talking early, reading early and had amazing recall.

“The trigger was lockdown. School was great giving him homework, but he’d complete it in 20 minutes and become bored.

“I tried to stimulate him, we’d have random abstract discussions about maths, physics, politics and philosophy.

“His recall is amazing, he remembered something about atoms having electrons protons neutrons – something I’d told him months ago.

“He also taught himself to do Rubik’s Cubes and went on to teach his mum and other family and friends.”

His parents sought advice from specialists who suggested ways they could adapt his learning to suit his ability. Harry did an IQ test which put him in the top two percent of those with a high enough score – a minimum of 132 – to gain entry to Mensa.

Harry said: “I really enjoyed the puzzles and tests they asked me to do, it was really fun. I’m looking forward to meeting other children who like doing the Rubik’s Cube.”

Sham explained Harry’s achievement continues the legacy carved by his great grandfather Pritam Singh Sansoy, who moved to Leamington from India in the 50s, to ensure a better future for his offspring.

He added: “He came to seek a better life with access to education and freedoms which you didn’t have over there.

“Ultimately he wanted to do better for future generations.

It’s the motivator for our family to do things in his name where we can.”

“Harry’s Great Grandpa would have been very proud of him. He would have loved to see what the future holds for Harry.”


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