Raising Awareness of Epilepsy in Tasmanian schools
1 in 200 students has epilepsy and it can affect their performance at school:
- Seizures and medication can make it hard for a child to concentrate during class and remember information.
- The stigma still associated with epilepsy and seizures can make life miserable for students.
- Discrimination can occur when schools don’t understand how to support the student and prevents them from participating in activities (out of concern for their safety).
- Learning can be further disadvantaged if schools send the student home after a seizure when this may not be necessary.
Your school’s challenge – should you choose to accept it …
Step 1. Drape a room, piece of furniture or anything at all in purple finger knitting.
Step 2. Share your efforts on social media using the hashtag #FingerKnittingChallenge.