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 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Degree of RecognitionRegional

Keywords

  • COPD
  • Schools
  • Public engagement
  • UWS
  • BREATH