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Hempshill Hall Sleep Team

Thanks to a grant from the Physiological Society, we ran a project about sleep at the beginning of the year with Hempshill Hall Primary School. Year 4 pupils worked with physiologists from Nottingham Trent University, including Dr Carl Nelson, and creative practitioner Julian Hanby over a series of weeks. Together, they explored questions like 'why do we yawn?', 'what do our brains do when we're sleeping?', 'how much sleep do you need?' and kept sleep diaries to record factors affecting how much sleep they got each night. They then developed a presentation to communicate their findings about everything they had discovered. At the end of the project, during the Nottingham Festival of Science

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