Supercytes teacher training event - National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, 31st Jan 2020

Supercytes teacher training event - National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, 31st Jan 2020

31st January 2020 – Donald will be at the National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, running a free teacher training event for Supercytes, a card game about the cells of the immune system which can be tailored for pupils aged 9-18.

To book your place on this workshop, visit:


Cartoon cells

‘Supercytes: the Immune Cell Standoff’ is a game-based resource focused on the cells involved in inflammation, immunology and infectious diseases.

  • Designed for use in schools by medical research scientists from The University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammation Research
  • Have fun with biology and encourage an early interest in science
  • Different formats for students aged 9–18
  • Introduce younger learners to white blood cells and how our bodies fight infection
  • Support older students learning basic immunology and inflammation biology
  • Integrated into the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence
  • Supercytes is now in use in over 140 schools

In this session you will:

  • Learn to use the Supercytes card games
  • Hear University of Edinburgh research scientists deliver the immunology & inflammation presentation
  • Ask questions about the science
  • Secure your free resource pack of games, worksheets, cartoons etc
  • Visit the museum’s Parasites: Battle for Survival exhibition

This workshop is designed for Primary 6 -7 and Secondary STEM teachers. It has received an average quality rating of 6.8 / 7 in feedback from 86 teachers previously trained. In feedback given after previous workshops, 100% said that they would definitely apply for a copy of the Supercytes resource pack for their school.

Recent teacher testimonial: There was very little need for teacher prep. The pack was comprehensive and easy to use. I will use this resource again next year.

All the Supercytes resources are free to Edinburgh and Lothians schools and to all teachers who’ve attending this training, regardless of school location. (One pack per school, while supplies last)

Teachers playing Supercytes