Little Geniuses: Kids reveals why education makes you smart – and not 'dumbheads' video

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All it takes to change the world is one little genius. What do our little geniuses think of their education?

We don't need no education – right?

Wrong, say primary-aged Kiwi kids. They believe school will set them on a path to their dreams – whether they be inventor, footballer, entomologist, builder, or someone who takes care of puppies. "You've got to have an education so you can have money," says one girl, with an uncompromising tone.

In partnership with Matilda, the Musical, we convened a panel of little geniuses for a video about what they love – and loathe – about learning, their teachers and their schools.

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"If you want to be a builder you want to know square metres, square millimetres, square centimetres ..."

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Most importantly, at a time when religious and political ideologies are becoming ever more rigidly delineated, these kids believe it's important to listen to other's opinions.

Our panel of little geniuses discuss education, the environment, politics and the future. In partnership with Matilda, ...
JASON DORDAY / STUFF

Our panel of little geniuses discuss education, the environment, politics and the future. In partnership with Matilda, the Musical.

According to one boy: "I think reading does make you brainier because you can learn a lot of different stuff like other people's opinions and new words."

Another girl puts it more bluntly: "It's so you can be smart and not dumbheads."

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