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COVID-19 Warriors

This innovative education experience is a resourced, curriculum-aligned, programme for primary school children, allowing them to discover 'superpowers' that can keep them and their families better protected from the COVID-19 virus. 

Through scientific discoverychildren learn the reasons why we have been asked to change our behaviour in response to the pandemic and how we can help look after each other.  

A team of heroes, the COVID Warriors, help the children along their learning journey teaching them how COVID-19 spreads and how they can play their part in keeping their schools and communities safe. The programme also seeks to address any worries and anxieties that may have emerged because of COVID-19 and how it has affected our lives.

Meet our heroes:

 

   

The programme consists of 12 lessons differentiated by key stage. Each lesson explores a different aspect of coronavirus in a fun and informative way.  

An ‘Overview of the COVID-19 Warriors programme’ provides the rationale and aims of the programme, a brief outline of each lesson, the core activities, curriculum links and objectives to support public health messages.  

Each lesson comprises an introductory video and classroom resources including a lesson plan and lesson PowerPoint. 

A Teacher Professional Development session is also available via a downloadable PowerPoint with integrated audio providing information on the teaching resources, lessons and reward system.  

As young people build up their knowledge and skills, they can record their progress in downloadable logbooks and receive printable certificates as part of the programme’s reward system. 

COVID-19 Warriors was developed as a regional programme to support the Hampshire and Isle of Wight saliva testing programme. Whilst stocks last, we are supporting schools with off-line resources, printed logbooks, stickers and badges. 

Who are the resources for?  

The COVID-19 Warriors programme is designed for teachers to deliver to primary school aged children.  

Accessing the resources  

Whilst stocks last, we are supporting schools with off-line resources, printed logbooks, stickers and badges. For further information on how to access the fully resourced programme please email lifelab@soton.ac.uk.  

Teachers at primary schools can access the resources here. 

Further information   

Completing this programme gives Southampton schools recognition as partners in the Southampton City Council COVID-19 Community