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Promoting good health sessions


Antibiotics are medicines used to prevent and treat bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in response to the use of these medicines. Antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. New resistance mechanisms are emerging and spreading globally, threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases. A growing list of infections – such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, blood poisoning and foodborne diseases are becoming harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat as antibiotics become less effective.  

         (World Health Organisation, 2018) 


Antibiotic resistance is accelerated by the misuse and overuse of antibiotics, as well as poor infection prevention and control. In response to this the Support & Prevention Team (Health and Wellbeing Service, LCC) in partnership with Leeds University Public Health (LCC) and Magpie are offering select primary schools a one-hour interactive session on health and hygiene, which seeks to complement existing statutory teaching in this area. 


The one-hour session is suitable for pupils in key stage 2 and can be delivered in groups of up to 30 young people. The session will be delivered by a member of the Support & Prevention Team, who are all DBS checked. Please note we can deliver more than one session for schools who are 2 - 3 form entry. 


To book your session please contact or call 0113 3785254 

For more information on the wider Antibiotic Resistance campaign running in Leeds visit