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