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BrainCanDo featured in the Daily Mail

On Monday 27 November BrainCanDo and its Founder, Julia Harrington, featured in the Daily Mail in an article entitled ‘Tell children the benefits of learning rather than reward results, parents urged’. The subject of the discussion was motivation in the adolescent brain and whether by offering children treats or monetary rewards for achievement in academic […]

BrainCanDo featured in The Times newspaper

The ‘Letters to the Editor’ feature of The Times newspaper have featured the thoughts of Queen Anne’s Headmistress, Julia Harrington with a mention of the neurological processes involved with the BrainCanDo programme. The subject of discussion for this piece is ‘Mathematics for girls and the gender pay gap’. See full inclusion below.

BrainCanDo & Queen Anne’s School feature in Absolutely Education

BrainCanDo and Queen Anne’s School features in Absolutely Education in its Hong Kong and UK editions. Mrs Harrington, founder of BrainCanDo,  was featured talking about the role of neuroscience in understanding teenage behaviour and how, at Queen Anne’s, we encourage our staff and girls to understand the teenage brain, how they work and why they […]

Dr Fancourt Responds to a Report that Music ‘Could Face Extinction’

‘Music is a key to unlock a child’s potential in so many different areas that are vital to a successful and happy life; we must protect music provision within schools’ Dr Amy Fancourt, Head of Psychology at Queen Anne’s School and a leading member of the BrainCanDo team outlines her views as to why music […]

Queen Anne’s School & BrainCanDo Win TES Award for ‘Outstanding Post-16 Innovative Provision’ in a Secondary School

Queen Anne’s School has won the 2016 TES Independent Schools Award for ‘outstanding post-16 innovative provision’ for its new sixth-form centre which was designed to fulfil the philosophy behind its BrainCanDo educational neuroscience project. Found by the judges to be ‘A superb project to help pupils bridge the gap between being a child and an […]

Performing Under Stress with Charlotte Tomlinson

Queen Anne’s School L5 (Year 10)  Music GCSE students were given a wonderful opportunity recently to learn about performance under stress by professional pianist and performance coach Charlotte Tomlinson. They were introduced to a number of different topics, including information about nerves, how to manage them, how they show themselves, and how to understand how […]

Why do pupils get the giggles? Emotional Contagion Explored by BrainCanDo

On Monday 20 June, BrainCanDo appeared in The Times as the programme embarks on a three-year experiment, along with researchers from the University of Reading as well as pupils from Queen Anne’s School and Westminster City School, into social and emotional contagion. The experiment comes as teachers have long been confused as to why some […]

BrainCanDo: Music is Instrumental Conference

A Day Exploring Music and Learning On Tuesday 14 June 2016, BrainCanDo hosted its second annual conference at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, a stunning venue in Central London. The day was targeted at Music and Psychology professionals as we explored music and learning, more specifically what happens to our brain when we create music.   It […]

Humming Music Helps Girls Do Maths

Another aspect of the work and research of BrainCanDo received recognition in The Sunday Times on 5 June 2016. Sian Griffiths, Education Editor, focused upon the use of music when revising by girls at Queen Anne’s School and whether or not it actually helps. The pupils at Queen Anne’s, an independent boarding school, who are […]

BrainCanDo Techniques Receive More Coverage Regarding the Management of Stress

Following on from BrainCanDo’s coverage in The Sunday Times, its techniques have again featured in the Saturday issue of The Times on Saturday 23 April. BrainCanDo founder and Headmistress at Queen Anne’s School, Mrs Julia Harrington spoke to The Times about how removing the added pressures from home will help to reduce the stress that all young people […]