Generation ZZZ: BrainCanDo in The Times

As a part of the BrainCanDo programme, Queen Anne’s School have been doing some research into biological rhythms and sleep. All that we have learned suggests that the way the school day is currently organised runs counter to the biological rhythms governing our teenagers. For one week only, from Monday 18 June until Friday 22 June, the […]

SUCCESS FOR THIRD BRAINCANDO 2018 CONFERENCE

On Thursday 15 March we hosted our third annual BrainCanDo Conference and the theme for the day was ‘Pathways from Neuroscience to the Classroom’ at Queen Anne’s School. Our speakers included Professor Michael Thomas, Dr Dean Burnett and Dr Amy Fancourt, who spoke on behalf of Dr Joni Holmes in her absence. SESSION 1: PROFESSOR […]

QUEEN ANNE’S STUDENTS SHARE IDEA FOR A GRATITUDE APP WITH HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Through our BrainCanDo programme, Queen Anne’s School will be working in collaboration with scientists from an organisation called ‘Research Schools International’ on a project exploring the impact of gratitude on student wellbeing. Based on previous research, we know that expressing gratitude regularly is linked to overall wellbeing and happiness and so we would like to […]

QUEEN ANNE’S STUDENTS VISIT THE READING UNIVERSITY NEUROSCIENCE CENTRE

Multiple Queen Anne’s students recently visited Reading University’s research centre. This is all part of opting in to our BrainCanDo research project investigating the dynamics of pupil interactions and the spread of motivation through peer groups. The pictures included here show some of the highlights of Gigi’s (4) experience. A great moment came when Gigi […]

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, The Times

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 […]