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Innovative study in school assesses impact of different kinds of music in schools

13th April 2015

TEENAGE girls are being provided with soundtracks for learning in an innovative study to assess the impact of different kinds of music in schools.

For the past year, pupils at Queen Anne’s, an independent boarding school for girls in Reading, have been listening to songs by Laura Marling during assembly, Latin American hits in Spanish lessons and tracks by the Black Eyed Peas while playing netball.

The project, created by headmistress Julia Harrington after she attended lectures by Anna Scarna, an experimental psychologist at Oxford, is now to be extended to four other schools, involving 3,500 girls.

Read more on the Sunday Telegraph website