Lancashire Trading Standards Alcohol & Tobacco Team
Lancashire Trading Standards Alcohol & Tobacco Team

A Day in the Life of Chloe

Chloe Fitzpatrick is an inspirational, determined and positive minded teenager, who does not allow her severe allergy to control her life. She has created a piece of drama for use in schools;

  • To raise awareness of food allergy as a serious and growing health issue
  • To help educate young people and adults about the potentially life-threatening nature of the condition
  • To ensure that as many people as possible be shown how to use potentially life-saving epipens.

How can you help promote awareness?

DELIVER - ‘A Day in the Life of Chloe’ as part of your whole school approach either during school assemblies or as part of any health awareness information days to ensure that everyone in your school;

  • Has a greater awareness of food allergies and its impacts on young people’s health and social life.
  • Is supportive and understanding of young people with allergies.
  • Recognises anaphylaxis signs / symptoms and how to act quickly & appropriately.

Resources

Film - A Day in the Life of Chloe

  • Play the film first then use the PowerPoint slides and supporting information
    • You can download a copy of the film for playing offline here

Supporting Resources

Primary School Resources

Film - Living with anaphylactic allergies - Izzie and Ben's Story

  • Play the film first then use the PowerPoint slides and supporting information 

 

A powerful animation using first-person testimony from two children, Ben and Izzy, who both suffer with anaphylactic allergies. Izzy describes what anaphylaxis is and what it does to your body. Together they describe the different ways it influences their daily lives.

Using the children’s real first person testimonies creates an intimate and direct tone that help us to empathise with the people’s differences. Izzy describes the anxiety she feels when she’s in an environment that she can’t control; a market place, or the school cafeteria. As well as the isolation that it can cause from friends and non-sufferers. Ben clearly describes the frustration that can occur when his allergy is ignored.

Both circumstances are easily relatable to children; they talk about school, family, friends, holidays and birthday parties. Contains some scenes which younger viewers may find upsetting. Teacher review prior to use in class is recommended.

Supporting Resources