Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- High School students(9-12)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Dr Guy Sutton came in to school to run a Brain Dissection workshop and lecture with A Level Psychology students. Pictures and findings from the event were then shared with other Psychology students and with parents and prospective parents at Open Evening and Open Day activities. Students were able to dissect a lamb brain, and identify the component parts, as well as understand how the human brain develops. This event was invaluable to their studies - it really brought text book diagrams to life! The lecture covered typical and atypical brain development, the effects of drugs on the brain, and there was a fascinating contemporary link to the effects of the Zika virus outbreak in South America. Overall, an inspiring and educational day for all concerned.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
Other Publicity Methods:
directly contacting students in school
Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
- The Mindboggling Workbook
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Puzzles: Grades 9-12
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Fact Sheets
- Lesson Plans
- New Puzzles/Games
- New Coloring Sheets
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Students who were interested in doing Psychology for one year have now expressed an interest in doing it as a two year course. As a result of an engaging event, some students are much more likely to consider Psychology as a career option than they were before.
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