This workshop will explore the practicalities and impact of a year-long project in which school-children managed a hypothetical “global health crisis” – a viral or bacterial outbreak. The crisis formed the focus of all their classes for seven weeks: science classes look at the biology of viruses, whilst geography classes look at the afflicted country in detail, and so on. Crucially, the pupils’ decisions shaped how the crisis unfolds, following the feedback of our steering team. Throughout the project, the school ran a Crisis Management Room and a Field Hospital. A wide-range of academic and clinical staff – and students – have worked together to deliver this ambitious undertaking. Crucially, the impact of the project has been subject to careful formal evaluation. In this session, we will share our evidence for the impact of the project on educational attainment – and discuss with participants how this should inform the delivery of future interventions.


For further information please contact

Crawford Winlove – C.I.P.Winlove@exeter.ac.uk