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Last Updated: Wednesday January 23 2008 15:07 GMT

Memory champ's new way to learn

Mr Hancock teaching pupils

A teacher from Brighton has come up with a new way of learning which can help kids remember things better.

Jonathan Hancock, a former World Memory Champion and a Grand Master of Memory, has been trying out the new techniques on his year 6 class.

His trick is to turn everything they learn into a story, and pupils in his class say it's a fun way of learning.

And it's been so successful for them that schools around the country are also being encouraged to try it out.

Mr Hancock says his way of teaching makes it really easy to remember absolutely anything - even Japanese.

He turns stuff the kids learn into pictures, to make things easier to remember.

Richard, 10
Richard thinks Mr Hancock's way of learning is more fun

Ten-year-old Richard is in Mr Hancock's class, and has been trying out the new way of learning.

He said: "Mr Hancock helps us to remember by giving us stories so it makes them more fun to learn and easier."

People have been so impressed by Mr Hancock's skills he has been asked to launch a new competition for 10-11 year olds, called the Junior Memory Championship.

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