About Significants Academy
Significants Academy situated in the building of Balmoral is a residential school for youngsters who have been flagged for Exportation. Their gifts and intellectual superiority derived from the genetic conditioning their parents agreed to during pregnancy before they were born, makes the school a very competitive environment where anything can happen. The headmaster Mr Lachton who runs Significants Academy. prides himself on running a tight ship as he keeps a firm hand upon his students and his educational facility.
Once a year there is an annual competition known as The Tournament which is attended by students from across the land and each student is assigned to a clan according to their gifts and mentored by an older student who form part of the clan leadership panel.. During the school year, gifted students are taught special skills and aptitudes that will enhance their special gifts to prepare them for both The Tournament and for their exported life. Students are only permitted to return home on holidays, if they have accomplished a set of tasks set out for them each term but those who do not return home are left in the school with minimal staff and they have many adventures exploring the surrounding areas. Inside the school, there is a robotics lab where some gifted students are allowed to create small robotic mascots and companions that complete small tasks for them on a day to day basis. The robotics students often participate in their own tournaments with their robot mascots. Beside the main school building there is also a special zoo attached to the school which has been created especially for the pupils which contains a variety of animals/robots which are hybrids of species. Each pupil is allowed to select and develop their own species and pet which they are responsible for. Children born with these genetic enhancements are classified into one of seven categories according to their gifts. At the school and in the research institute they are classified into Clans some children bear elements of more than one gift but they are usually classified by their strongest.
Each child is also allocated to a peer ground which has a coordinating mentor who they spend most of their time with, these complimentary groups are assigned upon enrolment to the school by a matching program. The matching program then assigns a robotic, mentor teacher to assist each group of children whilst in attendance at the school. The only human beings at the school other than the children is the headteacher Mr Lachton, who rules the school with a iron fist and a Research Psychologist. Written by Jill Thrussell
Introduction to some Key Characters