About 70 schools are being invited to be certified as Asthma Friendly Schools after the tour of a musical education show on asthma.
The Sailor the Puffer Fish show has been taken to schools from Auckland to Wellington between May and July educating about 14,000 school children about asthma, tips on managing asthma and what to do in an emergency. The show was initiated by Asthma Waikato but has now been taken up by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation. Schools that have hosted the show are being invited to become Asthma Friendly Schools. To qualify schools need an asthma policy and a first aid kit containing an up-to-date reliever inhaler. Schools interested in becoming a certified Asthma Friendly School can contact the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ.