While gifted children can certainly excel in academic subjects like mathematics, many of these youths’ talents can be in artistic areas, such as music, dance and painting, according to the National Association for Gifted Children.
One student who has displayed exceptional artistic talent is 13-year-old Ben Glover, who attends the Bishop Stopford School in the UK, the Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph reported. Glover’s mastery of 3D animation has led London’s Trinity College to honor the adolescent with its Gold Arts Award.
According to the news source, this honor is typically awarded to individuals who are at least 16 years of age.
"It’s brilliant to receive the award, it is not something people my age do or even hear about," Glover told the news outlet. "Everyone seems very proud of me and what I have achieved."
In addition to attending Bishop Stopford, the news source stated that Glover is a member of the Milton Keynes and Northants Explorers, which is a part of the UK’s National Association for Gifted Children.
If children show signs of exceptional talent, parents may want to have them take a kids IQ test to see what areas they shine in.