Free health education resources

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e-Bug is a collection of free health education resources for teachers and school-aged children operated by Public Health England

The resources aim to make learning about microbes, the spread of infection and antibiotics fun and accessible.

The website includes a teacher section and a student section. The teacher pages have resources including lesson plans, worksheets and interactive activities for key stages 1 to 5. The student pages complement the teacher resources by providing online games, revision pages and more for students to continue learning at home.

The e-Bug resources have been recognised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). NICE guidance, to be launched this month, will recommend that schools use e-Bug resources to teach about health and hygiene.

e-Bug has recently launched an e-Bug training module for educators:

  • To show what e-Bug resources are available.
  • To show how to access the resources and how to use them.
  • To help educators incorporate e-Bug into their lessons.

Upon completion of the e-Bug training, educators will receive a certificate, which can be used to show evidence of CPD.

The e-Bug resources support educators to teach children and young people about important health and hygiene topics. The overall aim is to reduce the spread of infection within schools and communities, and thereby decrease the need for antibiotics. This will contribute to reducing antibiotic resistance.

  • The resources can be downloaded from and are currently available in 22 different languages. For more information email

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