Online support for asthma pupils in Midlothian

A NEW teaching resource has been developed to improve the health and wellbeing of Midlothian pupils who suffer from asthma.

Asthma UK Scotland has produced a free online resource, which aims to support teachers to teach children in all aspects of the curriculum and to deliver on the expectations and outcomes contained in it.

Using asthma as the context for learning, the resource covers every subject area from numeracy and English to sciences and religious and moral education/

In each case, it looks at what basic information teachers may need to deliver a lesson, some ideas for lesson plans, curriculum areas that these plans cover and possible learning intentions for the pupils.

‘Two in Every Classroom’ has been developed by Asthma UK Scotland with funding from the Self Management Fund for Scotland, an initiative run by the Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland with money from the Scottish Government.

The charity hopes the resource will lead to improved knowledge and confidence of school staff in the management of asthma and improved school attendance rates for children with asthma.

Asthma UK Scotland’s Youth Engagement Officer Emma Graham said: “There are still misconceptions about asthma which can to lead to many pupils failing to achieve their full potential.”

The resource can be found online at asthma.org.uk/twoineveryclassroom