Showing the grownups how it’s done

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01/03/2010 by mcmakarolyn

Lois Bennett, Nicole Humphrey, Abbie Burns and See-Mun Su presenting their malaria workshop

MC&MA (Girls) students gave influential adults a lesson to remember when they ran a malaria workshop at a primary transition conference in Manchester.

A group of six year 10 pupils spoke to teachers, university lecturers, local authority manager, company bosses and a professor about the science, global implications and social problems associated with the infectious disease.

Science teacher Mr.Day helped to organise the workshop. He said: “The girls did a fantastic job and were very well received – despite asking some of the participants to play the role of infected mosquitoes!”

Students were rewarded with certificates, an art workshop and a goodie bag each.

Melisa Esho, Lois Bennett, Nicole Humphrey, See-Mun Su, Abbie Burns and Leanne Asprey (L-R) with their certificates alongside Mr. Day

The workshop reflected the work the girls had done for a peer education project in 2009. They had been taught peer education skills and the information about malaria.

The students then used their knowledge and skills to run a workshop for primary pupils during July last year. This eased the transition of these pupils to the academy.

The girls who ran the workshop were Leanne Asprey, Abbie Burns, See-Mun Su, Nicole Humphrey, Lois Bennett and Melisa Esho.

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