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Pfizer UK launches expanded ‘Superbugs: Join the fight’ school programme


‘Superbugs: Join the fight’ returns for 2019, providing teachers with essential, curriculum-linked resources to educate pupils about the important real-world topic of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the part they can play in preventing it.


Following the success of the 2018 programme, we have expanded the programme to 5-7 year old students and added additional resources for 11-14 year olds. Highlights of the new 2019 programme include a new module focused on vaccination, a school assembly pack to use during World Antibiotic Awareness Week, and an exciting new competition for all age groups.

The free resource pack now includes:

  • NEW: Vaccines Lesson Pack for pupils aged 11-14
  • NEW: Superbugs Resources for 5-7 year olds
  • NEW: Assembly Pack to use during World Antibiotic Awareness Week (18-24 November 2019)
  • NEW: Nationwide Competition for 5-14 year olds.
  • Teacher Guide with an overview of the ‘superbugs’ issue and curriculum links
  • Lesson Plan with activities that explore the issue and what students can do about it
  • Activity Sheets looking at the importance of personal hygiene
  • Presentation and video to bring the ‘superbugs’ issue to life
  • Parent Leaflet including key messages and tips around preventing the spread of infection
  • Poster to raise awareness of the ‘superbugs’

The programme has again been developed in partnership with the National Schools Partnership.

Interested in the 2019 programme?
If you're a teacher, you can find out more and register your school via the National School Partnership website.


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Antibiotics are medicines that work to treat or prevent bacterial infections, but many are losing their effectiveness due to antimicrobial resistance (AMR).


Working alongside the PSHE Association and National Schools Partnership, 'Superbugs: Join the fight' is designed to help raise awareness of antibiotic resistance to school children.


PP-PFE-GBR-2033 / Oct 2019