BREATH Schools Public Engagement Drive - Stranraer Cluster (week)

Lockhart, J. (Speaker), Crilly, A. (Organiser), Litherland, G. (Contributor), McCallum, K. (Contributor), Black, K. (Contributor), Thomas, M. (Contributor), Bailo, M. (Contributor)

Activity: Other

Description

UWS academics have been visiting schools in Dumfries & Galloway to raise awareness amongst both secondary and primary children of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a deadly lung disorder which is particularly prevalent in the area.

From 24 – 28 September, UWS BREATH experts educated young people in Dumfries & Galloway about lung physiology in a cluster of school events organised with help by Ms Deborah Trotter (Stranraer Academy) and Ms Karen Creighton (RAiSE). This involved building their own simple lung model and conducting a range of experiments to assess lung function. The team will also discuss COPD risk factors with the pupils, which include smoking and air pollution,

Period24 Sep 201828 Sep 2018
Degree of RecognitionRegional

Keywords

  • COPD
  • Schools
  • Public engagement
  • UWS
  • BREATH