We all know about the magic of movies. But did you know that watching an inspirational film can help you get better grades at school?
That’s what researchers at Oxford University found when they studied the effects of a feelgood story on secondary school students in Kampala, Uganda.
Before sitting their national qualifying exams, 1500 of them were taken to see one of two films.
Half of them watched Queen of Katwe – the real-life tale of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl living in a slum who learns to play chess and becomes a world champion. The other half saw a placebo movie – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Read more