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Teaching primary school kids about the brain through art

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Primary school students around Australia are being encouraged to think about how amazing their brains are through a national art competition that will be judged by some of Australia’s leading brain researchers.

With great prizes on offer, including up to $1000 in teaching aids for the winning students’ schools, the competition is a great way for children to learn about brain science whilst using their imagination.

The annual competition is held by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function (Brain Function CoE), which is a national collaboration of brain researchers from universities around Australia.

Students can enter individually or as a combined school effort. Their artworks must be inspired by the brain, fit on A4 size paper and be created with either pens, pencils, crayons, textas or paint.

After the competition closes on 3 May 2019, the entries will be shortlisted and then judged by Brain Function CoE researchers.

The competition is judged in different year level categories. Amongst the prizes, first place winning schools will receive a special visit from two young and enthusiastic brain researchers to present the prizes and deliver an age-appropriate interactive educational activity about the brain to the winner’s class.

Full details about the competition can be found on the Brain Function CoE website.

Source: ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function

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