The Human Mind
In October 2003, The BBC featured the Durham Schools Trial with
Lord Winston in its documentary series, The Human Mind.
This broadcast could be seen as one of the tipping points in
awareness about omega-3s in the UK.
selected to represent the Durham Trial as screened in this
programme. His mother and teachers described him as a child who had
little interest in school and found it difficult to concentrate.
During the programme he says, ‘I wasn’t really struck by lessons.’
At home he spent most of his time watching television and
his mum found it very difficult to motivate him to complete his
Lord Winston says, ‘After six months of the trial parents and
teachers noticed that something remarkable had happened’. His
handwriting had improved and in six months he had made two years
progress in his reading. Elliot’s mum said, ‘He’s now taking an
interest in everything and he’s spending much less time in front of
Elliot himself noticed a change, he has become an
avid reader and he says, ‘the library is the best place in all the
world – I absolutely love it.’