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Seizures - resources and lesson plans

A seizure is also known as a fit or a convulsion. This can happen because of:

  • • epilepsy
  • • a head injury
  • • alcohol poisoning
  • • diabetes.

Lesson overview – seizures

This teaching resource helps your students to know what to look out for and how to treat somebody having a fit.

The lesson plan is split into short activities to help students understand the symptoms of a seizure, with suggested open questions to encourage them to think about the appropriate treatment.

Looking for Key Stage first aid lesson plans and resources?

We have created a range of first aid lesson plans and teaching resources for Key Stage 2, Key stage 3, and Key Stage 4. Our teaching pathways cover the new first aid requirements for health education.

View our Key Stage first aid teaching resources.


Pupil practising a head bandage.

More information

Get more information on seizures in the first aid section of our website and watch our video on seizures in children.

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