Do Your Bit competition to help children and families take care of themselves and others this winter
This winter, it’s important that everyone takes good care of themselves to keep pesky illnesses at bay and also keep our hospitals free for those that really need them. This is why the NHS needs you to #DoYourBit.
We are inviting local children to design a poster on how they will do their bit this winter to look after themselves and others. From getting a flu or COVID-19 vaccine or washing their hands to checking in on your neighbours.
The judges will be looking for creativity and visual appeal, as well as a demonstration that the student has understood the main principles of how you can do your bit.
Ideas for posters include:
- An advert to encourage people to protect themselves from flu or COVID-19 by getting a FREE vaccine
- A picture that captures all the things local pharmacies can help people with such as aches and pains, coughs and colds, sore throats, earache, upset tummies, skin rashes and teething. Google ‘NHS pharmacies’ for more ideas.
- A poster about NHS 111, NHS111 online.
- A picture asking people to keep A&E free for serious emergencies.
- Ideas for stay active this winter as well.
- The importance of looking out for others, winter can be lonely. A chat or a visit can make all the difference.
Our poster competition is open to all children in primary school classes from Year 1-6 in Essex. We’re asking teachers to also get their whole class involved by creating awesome posters that raise awareness of how people can #DoTheirBit.
Whether they’re using pencils, PCs or an iPad, please send files or photos to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Do Your Bit poster competition.’
If you are submitting on behalf of a school please include the name of the school, class and contact email address and phone number. We will be looking to share the posters on our social media channels, use them in newsletters, press releases and printed materials to help raise awareness of how the #DoYourBit campaign
Entries close on 12 December, after which our panel of judges will pick a winning entry.