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29th June, 2014
Students of the Centre for Talented Youth at DCU. Picture: Feargal Ward

“I’d be more in support of the interactionist theory,” a voice pipes up. A couple of people sitting alongside the speaker begin nodding vehemently, others grumble in dissent. It’s a university-level debate in a university classroom, but in this case the participants are aged between 12 and 15.

For more than 20 years, the Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland (that’s CTYI, or, simply “CTY” to the initiated), has taught challenging summer...

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