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 school planned a later start to the day just for the L6. They saw the value of enabling teenagers to sleep later and for longer and so are planning to give them the chance to do this over a one-week period and then to evaluate how the staff, parents and pupils found the later start week. It is a key aim that the week will be a celebration for pupils and provide real insight into how important sleep is to their wellbeing and their academic performance.
Here are a few pictures from behind-the-scenes:
The Sunday Times reported on the later start trial, which sparked discussions from both the public and various news sources around the wider area.
You can read the full Sunday Times article here
Love Sport Radio had seen the feature in The Sunday Times and wanted to talk to Headmistress, Julia Harrington, you can hear the full interview discussing the study and findings from the research below.