St Georges pupil memorises 37 numbers in order

PUBLISHED: 16:00 26 June 2016

Lily Murphy.

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A year six pupil from St Georges proved she has an outstanding memory when she took part in a national contest.

Lily Murphy, who goes to St Georges Primary School, took part in the Junior Memory Championships, run by the Learning Skills Foundation, at London Zoo.

Around 25,000 pupils from 300 schools around the country entered the contest, and she made it to the final 20.

Lily’s teacher Annie Ford said: “To get to the final 20 is a huge achievement. We are very proud of Lily for getting through.

“She said the tasks were challenging.”

Lily took part in two different challenges.

In the first task, she had to remember numbers in the correct order. She memorised 37 out of 50 correctly, meaning she came second.

In the other test she had to remember 40 names and 
faces.

It was the first time the school had taken part in the contest, and the pupils have been training their memory since 
September.

A number of pupils then took part in an online test, with Lily getting through to the final.

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