SCHOOLS AGAINST SEPSIS

Let’s beat sepsis together

 

Thank you for your interest in Schools against Sepsis.

Learning about sepsis really can save lives. That’s why – in collaboration with Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation – we’re working with teachers, children and parents to raise awareness.

Inspired by the Coronation Street storyline in which seven-year-old Jack Webster develops sepsis, we have created and tested FREE resources for teachers to educate Key Stage 2 school children (aged 9-11) about sepsis, that include:

  • A video message from our CEO, Dr Ron Daniels
  • Sepsis lesson plan and activities
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Background information for teachers
  • Introduction video by TV’s paediatrician and Schools against Sepsis ambassador Dr Ranj Singh
  • Animated video – Sam’s Monkey (voiced by actor Warwick Davis) that explains what sepsis is and why it’s important to know the signs
  • Sepsis information cards and a letter for children to take home.

Teachers: To register for your FREE Schools against Sepsis resources, click here. If you have any questions or feedback, please email schools@sepsistrust.org or call us on 0800 389 6255.

Parents: please download this letter and send it to your child’s school to encourage them to deliver our lesson plan and share potentially lifesaving information! And, to find out more about the campaign, please email schools@sepsistrust.org or call us on 0800 389 6255.

About sepsis and the UK Sepsis Trust

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition in which the body’s response to an infection causes damage to tissues and organs. It affects at least 245,000 adults and children in the UK every year, claiming at least 48,000 lives! Forty per cent of survivors suffer life-changing after-effects, yet, despite the shocking statistics, awareness of sepsis is far too low.

The UK Sepsis Trust (UKST) is a charity founded in 2012 by renowned expert and NHS consultant Dr Ron Daniels. Its mission is to end preventable deaths from sepsis and improve outcomes for survivors of sepsis.

The key to fighting sepsis is awareness, which is why we’re inviting schools to get involved in Schools Against Sepsis, our latest campaign to educate school children and encourage them to share their learning with friends and family, so we can all protect each other.