I met a retired teacher recently and she was playing Mozart on her CD player. I asked her about it, and she told me that when she was supervising her boarding house, she used to put a Mozart CD on - "it calms the children" - "Really?", I replied. "Yes - it's been scientifically proven - the beat in Mozart calms boisterous children down and focuses their brains". With the school holidays upon us, I decided to hunt out my CD collection for Mozart and found 2 CDs - one was a freebie from the Daily Telegraph and the other one was at the bottom of the pile - unused by the looks of it.
I will let you know the results when I have a group of children for the day!