EAAD Teacher Competition - 2012/13

Sponsored by the British Society for Antimicrobial ChemotherapyEuropean Antibiotic Awareness Day image

European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) is celebrated on 18th November each year to raise awareness about prudent antibiotic use and the threat of antibiotic resistance. To highlight this important day to schools the e-Bug team run an annual schools competition.

We are delighted to announce our winners for the 2012/13 competition!

Congratulations to Tricia Carruthers from Emmanuel College Gateshead who won this year’s competition for her imaginative model microbes and KS3/4 lesson plan.

Click here to see Miss Carruthers Model Microbes!

Second place was awarded to James Ward from Emmanuel College for his KS3/4 video clip which made complex science understandable.

The video can be viewed here.

Third place was awarded to Kevin Buchanan from Newall Green high School in Manchester for his detailed KS3/4 lesson plan.

We are delighted to announce that this year’s prizes are sponsored by the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) and the Society for General Microbiology (Microbiology Society).

Congratulations to all our winners!



Download competition pack Adobe PDF icon

Why do we run the competition?

Antibiotics are special life saving medicines that are used to kill the bacteria that cause illness. However, many people take antibiotics for granted, overusing and misusing the drugs to the point that they longer work. This is because the bacteria they are designed to destroy mutate to become resistant to the antibiotic.

Careful use of antibiotics can reduce the number of antibiotic resistant microbes and ensure that antibiotics are effective for future generations. e-Bug aims to empower young people to use antibiotics carefully in order to safeguard these special medicines for years to come.

For more information visit the following links:

EAAD Website

PHE Website

Department of Health EAAD pages

Previous Competition winners

2010 Web Game Design competition

Congratulations to Abbie Jobbling, of Wootton Upper School who is the 2010 competition winner, well done Abbie!. Click here to Play Abbie's game!

Doctor Doctor

EAAD 2010 winning entries Adobe PDF icon

2008 Poster competition

James Fawcett was the 2008 competition winner, well done James! 

2008 winner 2008 winner

EAAD 2008 winning entries Adobe PDF icon


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