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We won! ASE Primary Resources win Education Award

20 March 2017

We won! ASE Primary Resources win Education Award

We won! We are delighted to announce that our suite of primary cross-curriculum resources “Why you’ll never catch smallpox” has won an Education Resources Award 2017. Through these resources pupils aged 9 to 11 learn about Dr Edward Jenner's pioneering work with smallpox vaccination and the impact of vaccinations today. 

A spokesperson for the judging panel spoke highly of the free resources, 

"A well thought through and inspiring resource with good cross-curricular referencing. Judges could immediately see how “Why You’ll Never Catch Smallpox” could be used in the classroom and commented how they would all very much enjoy using it themselves." 

Awarding Category: Primary Resource  
Winning Organisation: Association for Science Education
Winning Resource: Why You’ll Never Catch Smallpox 

We are also very pleased that The Language of Mathematics in Science was shortlisted for the secondary category of the awards.

How to get started

Step 1: Watch the film!

Step 2: Try running a smallpox simulation activity with the children

Download pupil sheets, free printables and teacher guidance (PDF 5MB)

All resources available at

Why you’ll never catch smallpox were developed and produced by the Association for Science Education in partnership with James Films, with support from the Wellcome Trust.

Image right: ASE Chair of Trustees, Richard Needham, receiving the award at the ERA Awards Ceremony March 2017