feature educating burns safe superheroes
Since 2013, we’ve helped the Fiona Wood Foundation improve outcomes for burns patients across Western Australia and beyond through cutting-edge research and community programs.
In a new education initiative, a children’s book series is raising awareness of key burns prevention and first aid methods through the story of burns safe superheroes, Ben and Bella.
World-renowned reconstructive surgeon and skin repair specialist Professor Fiona Wood said early prevention education is crucial to avoiding burns injury.
“If children read these stories or have the stories read to them by their teachers, mums and dads, it will help them become more aware of the dangers of scalds, flames and other hot objects, which will keep children and all of us more burn safe,” said Professor Wood.
The three-book series, with supporting teaching and learning activities, is centred around the three major causes of burn injury amongst paediatric patients: scalds, contact and flame burns.
Professor Fiona Wood
Support from Chevron Australia will see the Ben and Bella Burnsafe Superheroes prevention education program delivered across all Western Australian schools by 2022.