This is a free event as part of the MP&FA series of annual Parent Education Evenings.

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Parent Education Evening with Dr Anita Collins

31 October 2019 - 7:30pm

This is a free event as part of the MP&FA series of annual Parent Education Evenings.

Mercedes College Friends of the Arts Committee is delighted to invite parents to spend a fascinating evening with award-winning educator, researcher and writer in the field of brain development, Dr Anita Collins.

Parent Education Evening with Dr Anita Collins: Bigger Better Brains

Date: Thursday 31 October
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Junior School Hall
Tickets: This is a free event, please register here: https://www.trybooking.com/BFMXE

Anita is best known for her role as on-screen expert and campaign lead for the Don’t Stop the Music documentary that aired on the ABC in late 2018.

Neuroscience and psychology researchers have done extensive studies over the last 20 years to understand how the brain processes music and why music learning seems to be such a cognitively unique activity. Musically trained children have better language and communication skills, can focus for longer and are more likely to stick with difficult problems until they solve them, they are able to control their own emotional responses and understand emotional responses of others and they have significantly better working and long-term memory systems.

These enhancements then support happier and healthy lifestyles and choices in adulthood, the capacity to both shift and advance in their professional lives and maintain their brain health into later
life. The research is now starting to reveal why music learning is so effective at enhance brain function. To secure a place, please register your interest at the link above. 

Kerrie Hamilton
MP&FA