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  • Beath the bugs course

    e-Bug are pleased to launch a community hygiene course called Beat the Bugs! The course consists of 6 individual sessions to be delivered in a community setting, covering the topics of: an introduction to microbes; hygiene practises to reduce the spread of infection; how to prevent food bourn microbes from spreading; tooth decay and oral hygiene; antibiotics and antibiotic resistance; and a final session on self-care. All sessions can be downloaded from the Beat the Bugs webpage here.

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

  • e-Bug Facebook page

    e-Bug are pleased to announce that we now have a Facebook page! Please like and share our page here where we will spread the message of health education, update our followers on new resources, and share information on events that the e-Bug team are at. Don’t forget about our twitter page! @eBug_UK We will be running some promotions so keep an eye out for these and let your colleagues know about our facebook and twitter pages!

  • peer education resources

    e-Bug are pleased to launch our peer education resources. These are designed to be used by school aged children to teach their peers about microbes, the spread of infection, and antibiotic resistance. Peer Education is becoming an increasingly popular educational tool, both in schools and in the community, due to the benefits for all involved. For the peer educators, benefits can include positive changes in knowledge, skills, attitudes and confidence, with educators developing key communication and social skills. e-Bug have resources that are adaptable to all age groups and even university students which are available to download here.

  • slider training module

    e-Bug have developed a free training module for educators. The training aims to help educators incorporate e-Bug into their lessons, to show what e-Bug resources are available, how educators can access them and how to use them. Complete the e-Bug training module for educators here, and complete the online survey of the module here to be awarded your certificate. The training module is now approved by the Royal Society of Biology who will now be awarding 3 CPD points for completion! View the training module on their website here

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 students.

Throughout these teacher sections you will find

  • detailed lesson plans
  • fun student worksheets
  • extension activities
  • animations
  • Activity demonstrations
  • MS PowerPoint presentations to assist with the more difficult aspects of microbiology.

All activities and plans have been designed to complement the National Curriculum. The student pages complement the teacher resources by providing online games, revision pages and lots more to continue the learning experience at home.

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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.


Hand Hygiene Challenge

In 2012 we broke a Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous hand hygiene lesson plan at multiple venues. Well done to all the schools who participated! Read about it here.

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