Children's University Workshops
Children's University Teddy Bear Hospital Workshop
  • John Bull Building, Plymouth Science Park, Research Way, Plymouth PL6 8BU

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The Children's University is holding two fun and interactive workshops for young people aged 5 to 14 years at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.

All children under 11 years must be accompanied by an adult. Adults can stay with the children or they are welcome to wait in the café area.

Teddy Bear Hospital Workshop: 4.15pm-5.15pm

The Teddy Bear Hospital Workshop is run within a simulated ward at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. Children are asked to bring a poorly teddy to visit the teddy doctor. The children will help the teddy doctors to treat teddy within the ward. The children will also become helpers to the teddy doctors and run through a number of role plays and interactive stations such as:

  • The teddy consultation (what happens at the doctors' surgery?)
  • Bones (how do we fix broken bones?)
  • Healthy heart (what happens to our heart when we exercise?)
  • Hand hygiene (why is it important to wash our hands?

Asthma/Respiratory Medicine Workshop: 5.20pm-6.20pm

Children can come along and learn about asthma/respiratory medicine and run through a number of activities with the medical students such as:

  • Spirometry and peak flow metres (hands-on activity)
  • Laryngeal mask airway and intubation (hands-on activity)
  • Auscultation (stethoscopes, normal/abnormal breath sounds)
  • Basic life support (RESUS Anne – hands-on activity)
  • Inhalers – (why they are used, inhaler technique – hands-on activity)

Spaces are limited so booking is essential. Please contact Linda Barretto to book your free place asap.

About the Children's University

The Children's University is a national initiative, which is run locally by Plymouth City Council with the help of local organisations, Plymouth University, businesses and individuals. Children can go to different learning lectures and activities outside of school hours through the programme. For every event they attend, they get time stamped into their learning passports, which they save up to earn bronze, silver and gold certificates.

Children are presented with their qualifications at a 'graduation ceremony' held annually to celebrate their achievements. Learning passports can be bought at the lecture, from participating schools or from any Plymouth City Council library for £2.

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