BREATH Schools Public Engagement Week Drive - Stranraer Cluster (UWS News)

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

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.

Period10 Oct 2018

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleUWS academics go back to school for lung health
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletUWS News
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date10/10/18
    DescriptionUWS 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.
    URLhttps://www.uws.ac.uk/news/uws-academics-go-back-to-school-for-lung-health/
    PersonsJohn Lockhart

Keywords

  • Public engagement
  • COPD
  • BREATH
  • UWS
  • Interreg
  • SEUPB
  • South West Scotland