Tips for Primary School Students with CF
Speaking to your class about cystic fibrosis
For some people (including adults) having to do a speech in front of others (such as fellow classmates) is very daunting and scary while for other people it is not a big deal. However you feel about it, talking to your classmates about having cystic fibrosis (CF) and what it means for you, can be a really rewarding experience.There might be other students in your class who have conditions like diabetes, asthma or cancer. Maybe you could join forces and each speak about your experiences. Read our factsheet below to find out more.
Read about other people’s experiences at school with CF
(Article taken from REDteen Magazine 2014) A few years ago a young lady with CF, Lilly (aged 15 at the time) was asked some questions about what it was like to live at boarding school while managing the treatment she needed to do for her cystic fibrosis (CF). 1. What...read more
Research has shown that children have better academic and social outcomes when their parents and teachers work together. A positive parent-teacher relationship can result in a child doing better academically, emotionally and socially, being happier at school and...read more
In early December 2017 we ran a CFSmart Facebook competition asking parents to nominate outstanding teachers who have gone out of their way to provide health and educational support for children with cystic fibrosis (CF). The nominations that parents entered...read more
Good Clean Hands: This 3 min 40 second animation is all about hand washing and ways to minimise spreading germs, particularly to those who have cystic fibrosis. The film is suitable for children aged 3 to 8.
Getting Nosey about CF with Ollie and Nush: An animation made by the CF UK Trust which helps explain to children aged 4 to 10 what cystic fibrosis is.