getBRAINY stands for get Busy Running Activities Inspiring Neuroscience in the Young and this is exactly what these workshops do! Created by Edinburgh Neuroscience for taking into schools and fitting in with the school timetable. These workshops-in-a-box are organised and run by Edinburgh Neuroscience and cover different neuroscience-related topics aimed at different age groups.
Brain Awareness Week Workshops
Brain Awareness Week is a global celebration of neuroscience and takes place in March each year. Our Brain Awareness Week workshop 'How we see the brain and what the brain sees' uses a mixture of short talks and hand's on actvities to introduce Primary 7 pupils to the basic structure of the brain, how we use imaging technology to look at the brain, and why the brain is sometimes be fooled by what we see. This workshop takes place at the University of Edinburgh.
Widening Participation Workshops
Edinburgh Neuroscience actively contributes to the University of Edinburgh Widening Particpation scheme, which supports pupils and schools from lower socio-economic groups and low-participation neighbourhoods by raising awareness and aspirations.
If you would like Edinburgh Neuroscience to come to your school than simply email us!