Hydesville pupil is a pure genius

A Hydesville Tower School pupil is proving he is the cream of the crop after passing a test to become the member of an exclusive club which accepts only the smartest of people.

Ten year old Toby Liu from Walsall became a member of the high IQ society Mensa after scoring an impressive 160, ranking him in the top 1% of the population.

As one of the youngest to sit the test – the minimum age is 10 and a half – Toby’s achievements are even more astounding.

Warren Honey, Headmaster at Hydesville Tower School, said: “This truly is an impressive result and we are all very proud of what Toby has achieved; he worked really hard to earn his high score, so a huge well done from us all.”

Toby added: “I wasn’t expecting to do so well and I’m really pleased with myself.  Maths is my favourite subject and I hope to go on to do really well in this subject when I go to Senior School next year”.

Mensa – the high IQ society – was formed in 1946 and aims to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity and provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members.  John Stevenage, chief executive of British Mensa, said: “We are delighted to welcome Toby and have him join up with the other young people in Mensa. We hope he enjoys tapping into the knowledge and expertise that is available from other members.”

Mensa currently has around 20,000 members in the UK and 110,000 worldwide.  More than 1,300 of the members in the UK are aged 16 and under.