Bright Sparks
What is Bright Sparks?
Bright Sparks is an event for primary school children to find out more about the brain and to take part in real research.

Where and when?
Bright Sparks takes place at Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HX.
- The event lasts for 3 hours, during which time the children will take part in up to 5 different research activities, as well as puzzles, games, and crafts in 'The Hub' which enable them to find out about how the brain works.
- There is a morning session which runs from 9.30am-12.30pm, and an afternoon session which runs from 2pm-5pm, on each of these dates - Wednesday 31st May, Thursday 1st June, and Friday 2nd June.

How much does it cost?
It is FREE to attend.
The children will be given a snack and a drink during their session, and they will also have a goody bag to take home at the end.

Who is organising it?
The event is being organised by PhD students at the Centre for Educational Neuroscience. They have all had experience of working with children. They will be supported by a team of helpers who are students at Birkbeck, or University College London. All leaders and helpers are DBS checked.

What information will I be given?
Before your session, we will email information about the different research activities taking place, along with a parental permission form, and media form. This information will also be given to parents when they drop off their child(ren). Members of the Bright Sparks team will be available at drop-off to give you any further information and to answer any questions.

Do parents need to attend?
This event is for children only. Parents will be given an information sheet with local cafes and places of interest which they can visit during Bright Sparks. We ask that parents then return promptly to collect their children.

My child has attended before. Can they sign up this time too?
The event will be fairly similar to Bright Sparks in February. There will be a couple of new activities in 'The Hub', but some of the activities will be the same. The goody bag will also be the same. However, the activities with the researchers will all be new.

This sounds great - how do I sign up?
Complete the form below to sign up your child(ren) to Bright Sparks.

For further information, including a summary of our research findings from our event in February, please see

Bright Sparks is now fully booked, but if you'd like to be added to our priority mailing list for next time, please complete the form below.

Having fun with neurons at Bright Sparks, February 2017
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