Last night, BBC Three broadcast a programme called ‘The Growing Pains of a Teenage Genius’. Viewers were given an insight to the daily life of a 13 year old maths genius. Cameron Thompson suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome and is currently doing an Open University degree in applied mathematics.
Cameron lives in Acton, Wrexham and has recently moved schools due to bullying and is now attending Darland High School. This school specialises in looking after children who are on the autistic spectrum so with this in mind, Cameron’s parents are hoping he will learn how to balance his academic success with learning how to relate to people his own age and maintaining friendships. Darland High School are fully supporting Cameron and he has so far settled in to the school well.
New Directions would like to wish Cameron all the best for the future!