Portpatrick Primary was selected to participate in a workshop from Professor Lockheart, Director: Institute of Biomedical & Environmental Health Research (IBEHR)of the University of West Scotland on the theme of ‘Breath’.
He is part of a team of scientists in Scotland and Ireland that have EU funding to establish training and school links for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is particularly prevalent in our area.
All of the children enjoyed participating in an interactive workshop of activities to raise their understanding of factors that can impact on our lung health. They used models of lungs to observe the damage smoking and vaping can have on our bodies. There was lots of ‘goo’ and tar in jars! The children tested their lung capacity by puffing into measuring tubes. I’m pleased to report lots of healthy readings.