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‘Your Brain is Amazing’ was a free 2-hour Older Yet Wiser workshop for grandparents. The event was delivered by ChildsSide, sponsored by myLifePool, and held in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK.

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Other
  • Workshop
  • Other: Group interactive event

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Other
  • Other: Grandparents

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

‘Your Brain is Amazing’ was a practical and fun course to celebrate our wonderful brains and gather ideas for fun activities to share later with a child. Grandparents explored how the brain links with emotions. They found it helpful to understand how a brain works. Participants learned the importance of acknowledging emotions and giving descriptive words to feelings. Learning through play and active listening helps build relationships. Creating a story from their own memories to share with a grandchild encouraged emotional and generational connections. Learning to utilise tools for problem solving without criticising or blame led to mutual cooperation and respect, thereby building strong, healthy bonds within families. The free 2 hour workshop drew four grandparents from the area. Participants were given a booklet, handouts, shown videos, and took part in group activities. Grandparents found the new information on the brain of great interest, conveyed through videos, handouts and talks. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive and the event was successful.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

Partnership promotion Word of mouth Flyers also provided to nursery parents

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Website and word of mouth


What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
  • Puzzles: BAW Favorites
  • The Five Senses Coloring Sheets

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Activities/Experiments

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Twitter Cover Photo
  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

BAW provided a helpful link. This was our first year of involvement and we look forward to providing more options for the Yorkshire area in years to come.

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Contact Information

BAW Website:


Contact Name:

Judith Shalkowski

Contact Phone:

+44 (0)7759470199

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