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'I am the best because I love to play' Boy, 10, applies to be Cambridge professor of LEGO

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10-year-old Aedhan Brown applied for the job when he heard it advertised on the radio

Aedhan Brown heard the £83,981-a-year job advertised on the radio and immediately sent in an application.

In his letter, he got straight to the point by saying: "I am the best candidate for the job of professor of play in education because I am 10 years old and I love to play."

He added: "I am also good at explaining things because I love to talk.

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I'm inspired, and I'm going to try again when I have a PhD I guess.

Aedhan Brown

"My vision for the future is having my own gaming company and help adults make all children happy."

Aedhan, who has ADHD, was also keen to point out why this might make him an ideal candidate.

He wrote: "My ADHD means I can hyperfocus on things like reading and I have researched into autism.

"I also have dyspraxia but I am really good at Lego."

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Aedhan wrote in his letter that he would be suitable for the job because he 'loves to play'

Unfortunately Aedhan's age means he's not a suitable candidate but he did receive a response from the prestigious university praising his application.

He now plans to re-apply once he has a PhD.

Perrett Laver, the company handling recruitment for the role of Professorship of Play in Education, Development, and Learning, was impressed with his initiative, focus and vision for the future.

They also told him there had been about 200 applications for the role, however the University would only interview four or five people, who must be adults.

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It also promised to send a formal letter after a meeting with the Board of Electors, as well as to mention Aedhan to the Lego Foundation.

Aedhan, from Aylesbury, Bucks., said: "I'm inspired, and I'm going to try again when I have a PhD I guess."

His mother, Felicity Amswych, 38, a special needs teacher, said: "I was so delighted. I couldn't believe how lovely the letter was as well, it was inspirational.

"They said how impressed they were that a 10-year-old could even think about applying for a job, yet alone getting up and doing it.

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The University said that 200 people had applied for the job, but an adult was likely to get it

"He hasn't even left primary school yet but it's good to have goals."

Applications for the role closed on 17 January.

In the advert, The University invited "applications for this Professorship from outstanding scholars in the field of educational or developmental psychology in early years development and would particularly welcome applications from those working in the field of play and playfulness".

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Cambridge replied and promised that they would send a formal letter after meeting with the Board

The centre will 'examine the importance of play and playfulness in education', with an aim of getting kids equipped with skills in problem solving, team work, and self-control.

As well as playing with lego, the successful applicant will also be required to do some teaching, research, examination, supervision, and administration.

In 2015, before the role was even advertised, a nine-year-old girl similarly submitted an application, citing her experience building Lego.

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