Brain Week, usually held in the second week of May, gives high school students across Australia a chance to make brains matter with fun, student-led activities.
During the week, students organise and host their own events to raise awareness, encourage healthy and fun brain-engaging activities, and raise much-needed funds for a fantastic cause.
But it’s not limited to schools! It’s a great chance to get your workplace involved in some healthy and fun activities, all to raise money for paediatric brain cancer.
Why Brain Week
We believe the brain is where the heart lives and an attack on it, is an attack on who we are. This is why brain tumours are so devastating.
Robert ‘Connor’ Dawes was the victim of such an attack. For 16 months Connor battled a brain tumour, but at just 18-years-old, lost his fight.
This is why we host Brain Week, to celebrate the brains that make us who we are, care for them and stimulate them all while raising money for paediatric brain cancer – the #1 cancer killer of young people.
How to celebrate Brain Week
Spend an hour or devote a week, there’s no rules when it comes to celebrating Brain Week.
There’s so many ways to get involved, choose one of our activities or create your own to nourish, activate and elate those brains!
Nourish – feed your brain with delicious and healthy foods like fruits and nuts. Why not host a ‘Brainy Brekky’ before school or throw a bake sale during lunch time
Activate – get those noggins ticking with brainy quizzes, riddles or Rubiks cube challenges
Elate – get those endorphins pumping with whatever makes your brain happy! Host a yoga session, sports game, art class or even your own comedy festival – laughter is the best medicine after all.
Join the Facebook Group
Schools and ambassadors taking part in Brain Week are part of a Facebook group where ideas are shared. Jump in on FB
Get the infosheet
Need to share some info with someone at your school? Or just want something to print?
Download our infosheet
Tips & Ideas
How exactly do you put on a Brain Week? How much work is it? What should you do? Last year’s top fundraisers share their tips