Born in Bradford: Age of Wonder 6-Month Update

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This is a 6-month update on the Born in Bradford: Age of Wonder project for the 23/24 academic year.

These first 6 months have been incredibly busy and rewarding for the Age of Wonder team. We have seen around 5000 young people in years 8, 9 and 10 across secondary schools in Bradford who are contributing to one of the biggest studies of young people in the world. Their help on this project will help create change for future generations. Two secondary schools in the Bradford district have participated in successful BIB drop down days, giving year 9 students the chance to come off timetable for the day and engage in exciting workshops delivered by Age of Wonder staff. Some of these workshops include careers, data science and digital makers.  

With the help of 23 Bradford secondary schools and their young people we have completed 59 launch assemblies, 4945 questionnaires, 1702 health measures, 830 cognitive and motor (CKAT) tests and 213 blood samples. We have also worked closely with 3 schools not running the Age of Wonder project this academic year to support them with careers and data science workshops for their students. 

It’s not too late to get involved with the Age of Wonder project for this academic year! We still have some availability for the rest of the academic year for those schools who are yet to get involved. Any schools that take part before summer will get access to their school’s anonymous data in September 2024! This data will show trends and patterns of your students mental and physical health and their wellbeing which can be used to create change within your school.  

If you would like to get involved for this academic year or start planning ahead for next year please get in contact at ageofwonder@bthft.nhs.uk. 


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Published: 15/03/2024
Audience: Secondary Schools in the Bradford District
Contact: Isobel Steward

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