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: If you’d like to know more about Schools against Sepsis or how you can help us to raise awareness, 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 more than 250,000 adults and children in the UK every year, claiming 52,000 lives – that’s more than any cancer! Two thirds 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 world-leading sepsis expert and NHS consultant Dr Ron Daniels. Its mission is to save lives 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.