Antimicrobial resistance is the ability of microorganisms to overcome almost all of the antimicrobial treatments that we currently have. It has been identified as one of the main challenges facing the 21st century. Unless we find new approaches to deal with these bugs, it might not be long before we will find ourselves in a situation similar to times before the development of the penicillins, where simple infections turn out to have deadly consequences.
Aston University and partners invited schools to participate in a poster competition for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). Children designed a poster about the topic using a poster template. The aim of this competition was to raise awareness of this issue, and enable children and young people to learn about the topic.
The judges had a tough time selecting the top entries. Congratulations to the winners and runners up whose posters can be seen below. The winners and runners-up have been invited to a special presentation ceremony with their families on Thursday 16th November where they will receive their prizes, see their designs printed A1 size and meet some of Aston University’s Pharmacy and Microbiology team and our Partners.
Zaiba from Holbrook Primary School
Gursimran from Lordswood Girls' School
Lauren from Wylde Green Primary School
Anfah from Hodge Hill Girls School
The poster had to be designed on this template. It could be designed using whatever media the child wishes.
The key messages that were encouraged were:
Hints and tips:
This was a fantastic opportunity to get across simple, but really important messages to children, their families and their communities throughout Birmingham. We really wanted people to take part and contribute to the success of the campaign!
This also links in with a national media campaign which was launched in October 2017.