Challenge pack and entry form
GSK’s legacy of fighting malaria stretches back more than a century and we've recently teamed up with Comic Relief to combat the disease in a country-wide schools challenge. We received brilliant entries from across the UK and have shortlisted these down to to six fantastic finalists. We can't wait to see them for the final at the Science Museum on 29 November! Read on to find out more about what they had to do...
Why take part?
Malaria still claims nearly 500,000 lives every year. Our Challenge brings this important real-world issue to life in the classroom with thought-provoking content linked to the UK science curricula.
We asked students to come up with ideas and innovative solutions that could help to eradicate this disease. Students will need to select one of four topic areas to focus on: Bed Nets, Education, New Technologies or Mosquito Breeding Grounds. Developed with teachers, the Challenge encourages students to use investigative, practical problem-solving and teamworking skills.
Even though entries have closed for the Challenge this year, you can still use the resources to teach your students about the fight against malaria. Use the film above to introduce the topic to your students and download the Challenge resources. Teacher and student Challenge packs contain fact sheets to help develop ideas and suggest hands-on practical investigations. You'll also find posters and a student-facing presentation.