'Teenagers and the School Day: What research tells us'
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 from 6:30 till 7:45pm
6-9 Canonbury Place, London N1 2NQ
Is your teenage son or daughter out of sync with the rest of the family? Are they fuzzy and grouchy first thing and overly active late at night?
If so, there could be a perfectly sound scientific reason for it. Neuroscientists now believe that changes in the adolescent brain make teenagers sleepy in the morning and more alert at night.
Join us on 25 November to hear Dr Paul Kelley from Oxford University reveal how sleeping patterns can affect teenagers’ academic performance – and how his TeenSleep project, run by Oxford’s Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, is assessing if delaying the school day can help youngsters study.
A former head teacher himself, Dr Kelley changed his school’s timetable after a decade researching the subject. “Academic results went up, illness down,” he told the Guardian. “The students were not only much nicer to each other, they were nicer to teachers. It was bliss… Nothing I had ever done in all my teaching made such a difference.”
In fact, the TeenSleep project has also been influential in shaping the North Bridge House Canonbury school day - and Head Teacher Jonathan Taylor will be sharing his findings with the research team.
Come along on 25 November to find out more. The evening starts at 6:30pm with light refreshments – and concludes around 7:45pm.
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