Ways to raise awareness

Step 3 – There are several ways you can embed epilepsy knowledge at your school. You can use classroom activities to teach students about epilepsy. You can host a Purple Day event to celebrate awareness about epilepsy.

What is important is to show that you are an inclusive school and that students with epilepsy will never feel alone.

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Build your brain

This is a great practical tool for teachers to raise awareness about the brain with students and the effects of epilepsy

Cheeky neurons

The Cheeky Neurons partner with Epilepsy Australia to spread awareness and encourage open conversations about the brain and epilepsy. Plus, they are a whole lot of CHEEKY fun!

Host a Purple Day

Purple Day can be everyday! Promote Epilepsy Awareness by hosting an event. Don’t forget to register your event for Epilepsy Smart School recognition.

Classroom activity – Prep to upper primary

This exercise uses story telling and drawing to teach students about epilepsy and how it might affect someone they know.

Classroom activity – Mid to upper primary

Using both video and worksheets, this activity is designed to generate class discussion and break down stigma around epilepsy.

Classroom activity – Upper primary to secondary

This activity has word search exercises combined with links to materials that explain what seizures are and how they occur.

Many schools choose to host a Purple Day activity. Purple Day is a grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. You can hold a Purple Day on any school day of the year. Purple clothes, purple hair, purple anything you want (maybe don’t paint the school building). This completes step 3 of the Epilepsy Smart Schools program.


Epilepsy Smart Postcard Have a look at our Epilepsy Smart Postcard. It will quickly tell you the key facts about epilepsy. If at any time you have a question about your epilepsy please contact the Epilepsy Australia Information Line on 1300 852 853.

Epilepsy Smart Quiz Feeling epilepsy smart? Take the Epilepsy Smart Quiz and find out!

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