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School and College visits

The Brain Games

17 March 2014

As part of Brain Awareness Week we hosted the Brain Games on 16 March 2014.

The games took place in the National Museum Cardiff and were for primary age children. We visited primary schools in advance to promote the event and set a neuro art competition.

A series of interactive exhibits aimed at primary school years 4-6, where children score points for taking part in a number of brain-related activities in a fun and competitive format. Children collected stamps at each ‘base’ on a brain-shaped score card. The games demonstrated visual adaptation, motor skills, brain stimulation, non-invasive imaging and memory. There was also a talk about the brains of dinosaurs which complemented the dinosaur display at the museum.

Brain Games assembly
Dr Emma Kidd and Dr Rhian Thomas present The Brain Games

School assemblies

Dr Emma Kidd and Dr Rhian Thomas organised two assemblies in Whitchurch Primary School on Thursday 24 October 2013 as part of the Brain Games initiative. The people behind the Brain Games have committed to doing an assembly in all the 91 primary schools in Cardiff by the end of the academic year.

The children are given a book at the end so that they can find out more about their brain. They learnt about some of the things their brains can do and they and their teachers took part in various interactive activities.