Reports from past events

Note: Reports from the Logical Olympiad have been moved to a separate section.

Mensa workshop for gifted students – September 2016

21.9.2016 | More information...

In September 2016, a 5-day workshop took place for gifted students aged 13-19, aimed at improving their knowledge in the scientific and technical disciplines, as well as on the development of logical thinking, creativity, and motivation for further study of these specialties.  Participants listened to expert lectures, undertook an excursion to the premises of VSB - Technical University Ostrava, where they were shown physics and nanotechnology laboratories and a supercomputer. They also visited the Landek Mine, and the Science and Technological Centre in Vítkovice.  Of course, another valuable effect of the workshop was meeting students with a similar disposition, from all over the Czech Republic.

Prof. MUDr. Jan Lata, CSc.; Prof. Ing. Alois Materna, CSc., MBA; Ass. Prof. RNDr. Jan Šustek, Ph.D.; Ing. Tomáš Blumenstein, Mgr. Eva Staňková and others
16.9.2016, 10:00  —  20.9.2016, 16:00
Horský hotel Petr Bezruč, Malenovice 327, Frýdlant nad Ostravicí (Frýdek-Místek District)

Prague Suburban Camp – August 2016

12.8.2016 Miron Ilinčev | More information...

As all our children love games, registering for a Mensa camp seemed to be a good idea. The experience, however, was not really according to our expectations – the idea was not good, it was excellent! Read for yourselves the oldest boy’s reaction...

1.8.2016, 8:30  —  5.8.2016, 15:00
The Mensa Grammar School, Španielova 1111/19, 163 00 Prague

7th Summer Camp for Gifted Children (aged 8–16) – July 2016

31.7.2016 Jan Pokorný | More information...

Dana Havlová has developed a good habit of organizing a one-week summer camp for gifted children, under the auspices of Mensa CR. This year was no exception – the 7th year was hosted from 16th to 23rd July by hotel Renospond, in Zderaz, near Skuteč.

16.7.2016  —  23.7.2016
Hotel and Wellness Renospond, Zderaz 119, 539 44 Zderaz (Chrudim District)

Mensa workshop for gifted students – May 2016

10.5.2016 | More information...

In May 2016, a five-day workshop for gifted students aged 12-18 took place in Zbraslavice. It was aimed at improving students’ knowledge in the scientific and technical disciplines, as well as on development of logical thinking, creativity, and motivation for further study of these specialties. The participants listened to expert lectures, visited a car factory, competed in several contests for teams as well as for individuals, visited Kutná Hora, its historical centre, and the silver mines, and met similarly oriented students from all over the Czech Republic.

Tomáš Blumenstein, Hana Kalusová, Eva Staňková, Filip Oplt
5.5.2016, 10:05  —  9.5.2016, 16:00
Zbraslavice, Kutná Hora District

Mensa Conference on Talent Development – February 2016

28.2.2016 | More information...

The conference was held at the lovely and inspirational premises of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. The opening speech by Ass. Prof. PhDr. Šárka Portešová, Ph.D. was dedicated to the current development in the care for talented and gifted children from a long-term perspective.

Ass. Prof. PhDr. Šárka Portešová, Ph.D., Ing. Tomáš Blumenstein, Mgr. Dana Havlová, Ing. Hana Kalusová and others
23.2.2016, 8:00  —  24.2.2016, 14:00
Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Sněmovní 1, 118 00 Prague (1st day, conference) / The Mensa Grammar School, Španielova 1111/19, 163 00 Prague (2nd day, workshops)

Winter meeting of members and supporters of Children’s Mensa – January 2016

7.2.2016 Hana Schmidová | More information...

The participation was a reward for our children for a good term report. Our first Mensa event started with a minor adventure – as I am not a car owner, my nephew offered to take us there, and we travelled 150km instead of the expected 75km. Our not completely intentional excursion to the countryside surrounding the venue included a couple of information centres – fortunately, the kids are collectors of tourist stamps, and they did not object too much.

28.1.2016  —  31.1.2016
Hotel Luna, Kouty 77, 584 01 Ledeč nad Sázavou

Autumn meeting of members and supporters of Children’s Mensa – September 2015

27.9.2015 Andrea Vřešťálová | More information...

As a manager of a Mensa-co-operating kindergarten utilizing the NTC Learning System, I, together with my eight-year-old daughter Julie, set out for a weekend organized by Mensa CR – a meeting of members and supporters of Children’s Mensa.

18.9.2015, 16:00  —  20.9.2015, 12:00
Hotel Skalský dvůr, Lísek 52, 593 01 Bystřice nad Pernštejnem

Mensa workshop for gifted students – September 2015

16.9.2015 | More information...

In September, a five-day seminar for gifted students aged 12–19 was held, focusing on the development of knowledge in the field of natural and technical sciences, the support of logical thinking, independent creativity, and motivation to further study these disciplines. The participants were lectured by experts, were taken on an excursion to a machine shop, competed in several competitions both for teams and individuals, visited the science centre “Fortress of Knowledge” in Olomouc, and met similarly oriented students from all over the country.

Tomáš Blumenstein, Hana Kalusová, Eva Staňková
11.9.2015, 10:13  —  15.9.2015, 16:00
Kozov, Olomouc District

The 7th year of the Logical Olympiad Summer Camp – July 2015

31.7.2015 Pavla Procházková | More information...

Although it seems only yesterday, it is really more than six years since we decided for the first time to organize a summer camp that would be different from most other camps. Some had warned us off, saying it was foolish to undertake something with no previous experience of similar events whatsoever, however our enthusiasm carried us forward, and it was so great that we did not heed their words.

18.7.2015 – 29. 7. 2015
Cottage Roubenka, Krkonoše (Giant Mountains)

Mensa Conference on Talent Development – March 2015

26.3.2015 | More information...

On Tuesday March 24th, 2015, I set out for the Parliament of the Czech Republic to participate in the Mensa Conference for Talent Development. As a parent of two first-graders, I came to draw inspiration and find out what kind of activities are organized by schools to support the development of children.

Prof. RNDr. Milan Hejný, CSc., Ing. Tomáš Blumenstein, Ing. Hana Kalusová, Ing. Pavlína Boučková, PhDr. Jitka Fořtíková, Ph.D., Mgr. Dana Havlová, Mgr. Miloslav Hubatka, PaedDr. Marie Nedvědová and others
24.3.2015, 8:00  —  25.3.2015, 14:00
Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Sněmovní 1, 118 00 Prague (1st day, conference) / The Mensa Grammar School, Španielova 1111/19, 163 00 Prague (2nd day, workshops)

Mensa Conference on Talent Development – November 2014

19.11.2014 | More information...

The traditional Mensa Conference on Talent Development brought new insights, experience, and stimuli for schools, clubs, after school groups, and families. This report also includes links to related websites.

PhDr. Jitka Fořtíková, Ph.D., prof. RNDr. Milan Hejný, CSc., MUDr. Zuzana Ludvíková, Ass. Prof. PaedDr. Jana Škrabánková, Ph.D., Ing. Tomáš Blumenstein, Mgr. Dana Havlová, Mgr. Vladimíra Ottomanská, PhDr. Věra Olšáková and others
19.11.2014, 8:30  —  19.11.2014, 17:00
Národní dům, Vojáčkovo nám. 218/1, 796 01 Prostějov

Spring meeting of members and supporters of Children’s Mensa – April 2014

3.5.2014 Jan Pokorný | More information...

On Friday April 25th, we headed out of Prague to Hotel Podlesí, which is located in the beautiful Czech-Moravian Highlands, in the Žďárské vrchy Protected Landscape Area, near its highest point, Devět Skal. The only disadvantage of that place is that the fastest way leads here along the reconstructed D1 motorway. We eliminated this disadvantage quite successfully by going out a moment before the main wave of Praguers, so we managed the journey without much delay.

25.4.2014  —  27.4.2014
Hotel Podlesí, Svratka

Mensa Conference on Talent Development – March 2014

16.3.2014 | More information...

This Mensa Talent Development Conference took place on 13th and 14th March 2014. Many experts in the field of gift development gave interesting lectures. The programme of the conference was focused on teachers from primary and nursery schools, as well as on parents.

PhDr. Jolana Laznibatová, CSc., MUDr. Ranko Rajović, PaedDr. Jiří Rozehnal, Ass. Prof. PaedDr. Jana Škrabánková, Ph.D., PhDr. Hana Halfarová, Mgr. Dana Havlová, Ing. Tomáš Blumenstein and others
13.3.2014, 8:00  —  14.3.2014, 14:00
Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Sněmovní 1, 118 00 Prague (1st day, conference) / The Mensa Grammar School, Španielova 1111/19, 163 00 Prague (2nd day, workshops)

Autumn meeting of members and supporters of Children’s Mensa – September 2013

5.10.2013 Radka Janků | More information...

On September 28th, 2013, I participated for the first time in a joint weekend meeting of members and supporters of Children’s Mensa in Sokolov, near Karlovy Vary.

27.9.2013  —  29.9.2013
Parkhotel Sokolov, Husovy sady č.p. 2044, 356 01 Sokolov

Brno Suburban Camp – August 2013

19.8.2013 Tereza Dobšovičová | More information...

A suburban camp differs from a traditional summer camp in many aspects. We do not go to sleep in one room, which would give us some time for talking in bed, and we do not wake up in the mornings seeing those with whom we have fallen asleep. This however does not necessarily diminish the fun we can have together – and which we certainly had this year!

19.8.2013  —  23.8.2013
Primary School Kridlovicka, Brno and its surroundings

Mathematics according to the Hejny Method – a lecture report (February 2013)

28.2.2013 Hana Kalusová | More information...

The Hejny Method is based on the formation of schemes and environments which the pupil can work with, and which allow him to realize the mathematical context. The teacher does not lecture the pupils to memorize facts, but rather leads them to discover mathematics in the real world on their own. This supports children to develop independent thinking, and helps them adopt and remember the findings much more easily.

prof. RNDr. Milan Hejný, CSc.
28.2.2013, 13:00  —  28.2.2013, 15:00
Gymnazium J. Wolkera, Kollarova 2602/3, 796 01 Prostejov, Czech Republic