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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]