- ZERO Days: Back to School is a unique programme developed by specialist education charity the 1851 Trust to support the return of safe pupils to schools across the UK this March.
- Backed by sporting giants Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, INEOS Grenadiers Cycling Team, Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team and INEOS TEAM UK, the education programme, developed with teachers and sport science experts, provides schools with free curriculum-based lessons, assemblies and posters, to help keep schools open: http://www.stemcrew.org/zerodays.
- Originally launched last September when pupils returned to school, the ZERO Days: Back to School resources have already been downloaded by over 600 schools across the UK to help schools provide pupils with positive behaviour messages on how to reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria.
- With vaccinations now being rolled out across the country, the resources include a new biology module to help inform students on how vaccines and immunology works.
- To support the return to school this March, schools who sign-up and access the resources will be entered into a free-prize draw to win a prize bundle from INEOS’ sports teams and partners.
- Sir Dave Brailsford, INEOS Grenadiers Cycling Team, Team Principal who has led the team to seven Tour de France victories and who has used his team’s approach to health and hygiene to develop the ZERO Days: Back to School programme said: “Covid-19 is going to be an on-going challenge for us all for the foreseeable future, so it’s imperative that we all know how to reduce the risk of transmission and protect ourselves and our communities. Maintaining stringent hygiene standards has long-been a crucial part of elite sports teams’ daily lives and now schools and homes are no different. We are proud to be part of the ZERO: Back to School programme in sharing our knowledge and helping schools across the country stay open by encouraging positive behaviour.”
The ZERO Days: Back to School, developed by the 1851 Trust and supported by global healthcare brand INEOS Hygienics, has launched a national competition for schools across the UK.
The competition is free for schools to enter and will give one lucky school per region the chance to win a bundle of signed sports kit from the INEOS sports teams and partners. To be eligible for the chance to win all you have to do is sign up at http://www.stemcrew.org/zerodays and enter your school details and class details.
ZERO Days: Back to School was launched last September by education charity the 1851 Trust as pupils returned to school for the first time in six months. The programme was developed by hygiene, education and behavioural change experts, utilising the expertise of Sir Dave Brailsford and the wider INEOS sporting family with ten years of health and hygiene experience within elite sport.
The programme features a range of free resources for schools that aim to help reduce the transmission of viruses and bacteria, by adopting three key behaviours: prepare, protect and control. The curriculum-based resources for secondary schools include assemblies, videos, and posters for all areas of schools, to help reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria and prevent school closures by creating a positive behaviour change in schools.
With vaccinations now being rolled out across the country, the 1851 Trust has also created a new biology module focused on vaccines to help educate students on how vaccines and immunology works.
Sir Dave Brailsford, INEOS Grenadier Team Principal who has led the team to seven Tour de France victories said: “Covid-19 is going to be an on-going challenge for us all for the foreseeable future, so it’s imperative that we all know how to reduce the risk of transmission and protect ourselves and our communities. Maintaining stringent hygiene standards has long-been a crucial part of elite sports teams’ daily lives and now schools and homes are no different. We are proud to be part of the ZERO: Back to School programme in sharing our knowledge and helping schools across the country stay open by encouraging positive behaviour.”
Geoff Scott, Head of Medicine and Sports Science at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club said: “Educating the players, coaching staff and back room staff, on best practice in health and hygiene, when with the club or away from it, is crucial to help us reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria. This allows us to continue to train with confidence so we are best prepared for each game. Teaching children about hygiene best practices and the science of viruses and bacteria is so important to give young people the knowledge and tools to protect themselves, their friends and family - the ZERO Days programme does this.”
Principal of Ark Charter Academy in Portsmouth, Emily Morey, who used the resources when they were first released in September said: “It’s important to us that our students do not lose any more days of their education due to Covid-19. We were pleased to be able to access the ZERO Days resources when we reopened last September. This is an excellent way for us to reinforce the key messages which will keep our school a Covid-19 safe site. The INEOS athletes provide important relatable role models for our students whilst supporting our drive to normalise these new routines as students return to school again.”
The ZERO Days: Back to School resources have been tried and tested on multiple focus groups. It is accessible through the 1851 Trust’s STEM Crew platform http://www.stemcrew.org/zerodays, which is already used to teach STEM subjects by over 4,000 teachers at 35% of UK Secondary Schools.
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ABOUT THE 1851 TRUST
The 1851 Trust is an education charity committed to working with teachers to inspire young people nationwide. STEM Crew is an 1851 Trust programme, supported by INEOS TEAM UK. The Trust encourages young people from all backgrounds to imagine their futures differently. Through the power of professional sport, the Trust challenges perceptions and engages with students to share the opportunities that science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) has to offer.
As the official charity of INEOS TEAM UK, the 1851 Trust looks to support teachers with free, high-quality education programmes using sports team’s cutting-edge innovation and aspirational role models, leaving pupils with a passion for these subjects and a desire to learn more.
ABOUT INEOS HYGIENICS
INEOS Hygienics is a global healthcare brand, which started during the pandemic to meet the global shortage of sanitising products. In just ten days each, six plants were installed in the UK, US and Europe to start producing hand sanitiser. Each plant is designed to produce 1 million bottles of hand sanitiser every month, this large volume of which was distributed for free to hospitals in the UK, US and throughout Europe.
Now, INEOS Hygienics is providing the same hospital grade sanitisers to the public. Available to purchase on Amazon and in other retailers and pharmacies across the UK and Europe, INEOS Hygienics produces a range of hand sanitiser gels, sprays and wipes in a variety of volumes and pack sizes.
INEOS Hygienics also produce touchless hand sanitiser dispensers for the home and business. The dispensers for home come in four different colours, while the business dispenser is customisable for brands. Free-standing, table-top or wall-mounted, the dispensers feature touchless dispensing of hospital grade sanitiser, variable dosage settings, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and lights to indicate low battery life and low cartridge levels.