Cookstown pupils on course for world record

Mr R Marsh and Mr G Montgomery Acting Principals along with AS students, Rebecca Whittle, Kathryn Young, Kathryn McIvor, Wing Ho Chan and Lyndsey McAllister. INMU43-588
Mr R Marsh and Mr G Montgomery Acting Principals along with AS students, Rebecca Whittle, Kathryn Young, Kathryn McIvor, Wing Ho Chan and Lyndsey McAllister. INMU43-588
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COOKSTOWN High School pupils have helped set a world record by sitting a ten minute memory test.

A total of 140 students from the school took part in an attempt to set a Guinness record for the world’s largest memory game to celebrate Biology Week

By sitting a ten-minute memory test at 2.30 pm on Friday, October 19, which has been prepared by renowned experimental psychologist Professor Bruce Hood, the pupils contributed to a nationwide scientific study.

Dr Mark Downs, Chief Executive of the Society of Biology, says: “This was the climax of Biology Week, with schools, universities, and learned societies testing their memories simultaneously. We’ve been thrilled with the number of people who took part.”

The memory game was the last of a series of events being held to mark Biology Week which ran from October 13 to 19, its aims to inspire the nation about the life sciences.