Antibiotic Awareness Week at We the Curious

Emma F Wright (Advisor), Christine Whiting (Contributor)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesFestival, exhibition, performance

Description

During World Antibiotic Awareness Week (13 – 19 November 2017), We The Curious (formerly At-Bristol Science Centre) will deliver a programme of activities aimed at our school and family audiences.

We want researchers to be able to discuss their research with our visitors and with that in mind, we designed an activity that uses a series of objects as props to start up conversations. These objects will be used to facilitate conversations by providing clues on where, who, what the different research stories are about. Visitors will unveil those research stories with the help of researchers. It is worth mentioning that the selection of objects displayed will be relevant to the researchers volunteering on the day – we want researchers to feel comfortable and have what they need to facilitate those conversations! Additionally, there will be the option of making an Antibiotic Guardian pledge that could relate to the unveiled research story.

Similarly, there will be an activity developed by e-Bug (Public Health England) which highlights the importance of handwashing to prevent the spread of harmful microbes. Alongside this activity, the City Council will be consulting our visitors on which criteria they think are important for a school to have in order to earn a Healthy School Badge. This badge will be launched in early December and feedback from our visitors will inform the Healthy School Badge programme.
Period17 Nov 2017
Held atAt-Bristol, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional