Welcome to the e-Bug Teachers Area!

NEWS

  • e-Bug are delivering FREE face to face training to give educators the skills, knowledge and confidence to teach about important health topics such as infection prevention and antibiotics. At the end of training you will be confident to use e-Bug resources, you will become a certified e-Bug trainer and the course can be used as part of your CPD.

    Watch the video to see the e-Bug training and activities in action and hear feedback from attendees.

    Due to COVID-19, e-Bug are piloting online ‘Train the Trainer’. Contact e-Bug@phe.gov.uk to find out how to get involved.

  • The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has endorsed Public Health England’s e-Bug resource and recommends that all schools use e-Bug to teach children about hygiene, infections and antibiotics.

    e-Bug is included in NICE guidance on antimicrobial stewardship and changing behaviour around antibiotics which you can read about here. Watch the e-Bug activities in action in the video above!

  • Beat the bugs course

    e-Bug, in conjunction with the kingfisher treasure seekers, have developed a community hygiene course ‘Beat the Bugs’, aimed at all sections of the community, from young families to those with learning difficulties.

    The course consists of six individual sessions to be delivered in a community setting, covering the topics of: an introduction to microbes, the spread of infection, foodborne microbes, oral hygiene, antibiotics and antibiotic resistance and a final session on self-care. Download the sessions, free, here.

    Please contact e-bug@phe.gov.uk if you are interested in receiving free training to deliver the course.

  • e-Bug Facebook page

    Did you know that e-Bug is active on social media? Follow us on twitter @eBug_UK and Facebook @eBugEngland for the most up to date information on all of e-Bug’s latest projects and topical resources to help you link lesson plans in with wider health news or events.

    We will be running some promotions so keep an eye out for these and let your colleagues know about our facebook and twitter pages!

  • e-Bug Future Learn

    Free e-learning for educators and members of the community who teach children and young people.

    The course aims to improve knowledge and confidence to teach children and young people about microbes, preventing the spread of infection and antibiotic use in an engaging and age-appropriate way. The course can be used to support parents, carers and educators to teach children using the e-Bug resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • e-Bug Antibiotic Guardian Youth badge

    Run the Antibiotic Guardian Youth badge and protect your community against the spread of antibiotic resistance.

    e-Bug has been busy developing a badge for youth groups across the UK to learn how to prevent and treat infections, and to be more aware of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.

    Children will take part in interactive e-Bug activities, design a poster to educate others and make a pledge to be an Antibiotic Guardian and protect antibiotics for the future!

    Use the Antibiotic Guardian Youth badge to support home schooling. Help your child learn how to prevent the spread of infection.

 

About e-Bug

e-Bug is a free educational resource for classroom and home use and makes learning about micro-organisms, the spread, prevention and treatment of infection fun and accessible for all teachers and students.

All activities and lesson plans have been designed to complement the National Curriculum and each topic has been mapped so that you can easily find resources to fit into the subject you’re teaching. The student pages complement the teacher resources by providing online games, revision pages and lots more to continue the learning experience at home.

Throughout these teacher sections you will find:

MS PowerPoint presentations to assist with the more difficult aspects of microbiology.

e-Bug Health Educator Training

Free e-learning for educators and members of the community who teach children and young people.

The course aims to improve knowledge and confidence to teach children and young people about microbes, preventing the spread of infection and antibiotic use in an engaging and age-appropriate way. The course can be used to support parents, carers and educators to teach children using the e-Bug resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

e-Bug European Teacher Advisor Network

The e-Bug European Teacher Advisor Network (eTAN) is a network of teachers in e-Bug partner countries that will collaborate to promote the widespread use of e-Bug.

The network will provide a platform for innovation, knowledge exchange, application and dissemination of e-Bug resources. This will allow the widespread promotion and education of important health topics between countries and regions.

If you’re interested in being part of a growing network of e-Bug Ambassadors, to exchange experiences of using e-Bug and share best practices visit the eTAN webpageby clicking the button below.

NICE Guidance

In 2017, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on antimicrobial stewardship and changing behaviour around antibiotics updated their advice to recommend that all schools use Public Health England’s e-Bug resources to teach children and young people about hygiene, infections and antibiotics.

This document outlines what NICE guidance is, why it is important, what this means for schools and teachers and how you can get involved in tackling antimicrobial resistance.

 

Assembly Activities Pack

e-Bug Beat the Bugs CoverThe Assembly Activities Pack details fun, interactive and visual activities that are ideal for use in assemblies. Topics include microbes, and the spread, prevention and treatment of infection, including antibiotics and antibiotic resistance. The activities can be used during a school science week or to align with a national health campaign.

Activities include ‘The Snot Gun’, glitter hands and a balloon popping antibiotic resistant activity!

 

 

Peer Education Resources

Peer Education ResourcesThe e-Bug have developed Peer Education resources for use in schools. These resources allow students to act as peer educators by delivering e-Bug activities to other students in their school. Through peer education, students can develop a range of skills such as confidence and communication whilst also increasing their knowledge.

To download the resources and find out more, visit our peer education webpage here.

 

 

Beat the Bugs – A Community Hygiene Course

Peer Education ResourcesBeat the Bugs is a fun and interactive community hygiene course which aims to increase awareness and change behaviour around hygiene, self-care and antibiotics.

The course covers an Introduction to Microbes, Hand and Respiratory hygiene, Food hygiene, Oral hygiene, Antibiotics and Self-care.

This course can be used with a range of community groups. To find out more and download the resources, visit the Beat the Bugs webpage here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DISCLAIMER: e-Bug was developed for use in schools pre-COVID-19 and so some activities may require modification based on your school’s distancing guidelines.

Please use your judgement and tell us how you have modified the activities, or if you would like to discuss some ideas, contact e-Bug@phe.gov.uk

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