Two of the UK’s leading kidney charities have joined forces to help teachers educate young children about the importance of kidney health.
Kidney Research UK and Kids Kidney Research fund medical research into the treatment and prevention of kidney disease and have produced a special information pack which aims to teach children at key stages one and two about their kidneys.
The pack, which is available as a free online resource for all schools, contains fundamental information about what the kidneys do, how they function and why they are important.
In addition to activities, games and quizzes, the pack contains links to useful websites and even a short video about a young kidney patient called Martha, who is waiting to receive a transplant.
It is hoped introducing the subject of kidney health to children at an early age and in a way which is both fun and engaging, will have a positive impact on kidney disease in the UK in years to come.
To view the pack please click here