College Brain Day brings on the squeals

Perth College Year 7 students, from left, Alex Bond, Natasha Farrington, Isabella Bontempo and Tahneya Lopresti with a sheep's brain [NAMES OK]
Perth College Year 7 students, from left, Alex Bond, Natasha Farrington, Isabella Bontempo and Tahneya Lopresti with a sheep's brain [NAMES OK]

Pippa Depiazzi said the Mt Lawley school’s Brain Day gave Year 7 and Year 8 students a chance to learn about the mind and how to be flexible learners.

‘Brain Day supports the girls’ understanding of a growth mindset, which is introduced early in Year 7, at the start of their transition into the senior school,’ she said.

‘The aim of Brain Day is to provide an opportunity for the girls to discover more about how their brain works and be informed about lifestyle choices to support health brain development.

‘Developing a growth mindset as opposed to a fixed mindset empowers their learning, and improves motivation and resilience.’

One of the highlights of the day, which was held last week, was dissecting a sheep’s brain.

‘There are always a few squeals as they start working with the brains but they soon become fascinated finding out where each important part is located,’ Ms Depiazzi said.

More than 250 students were involved in activities on the day.