Virtual Life Science

We ran a workshop with Year 9 pupils at Rawmarsh School as part of a collaborative Virtual Life Science project with lead artist Paul Evans and the University of Sheffield.

Our brief was to develop a participatory workshop which increased the children’s understanding of the human pathogen Staphylococcus Aureus.

We approached this by getting the children to make a cardboard spinner (with the various ways that you could catch Staphylococcus Aureus- not washing hands, sharing infected towels, etc) and then a paper fortune teller (which detailed the result of getting Staphylococcus Aureus – MRSA, cellulitis, etc).