World Record Attempt at Prior Park College

26 Nov 2012

At 2.30 pm on Friday 19 October 2012, 25 Upper 5 students at Prior Park College attempted to set a Guinness record for the world’s largest memory game.

By sitting a ten-minute memory test which had been prepared by renowned experimental psychologist Professor Bruce Hood, the pupils were contributing to a nationwide scientific study. The results will help uncover the mystery of how our brains store memories and highlight the importance of scientific research into diseases like Alzheimer’s, which affects around 496,000 people in the UK and is projected to increase in the future.

Science teacher, Mrs Marian Mudie commented: “The memory game was part of a series of events being held to mark Biology Week which ran from 13-19 October and aims to inspire the nation about the life sciences. It was great to take part in this challenge as, not only was it immense fun and very interesting, but it was also generating data that may be useful for further research. These kinds of exercises help our pupils realise the relevance and application of their biological studies here at Prior Park.”