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Maggot Racing

  • CalendarAvailable on request
  • Clock outline2-4 hours

Children participating in the maggot racing activity as part of learning about how medicinal maggots help heal wounds.

The Maggot Racing workshop aims to outline the clinical application of maggots in wound care and healing using a short poster presentation.

Following a short talk on the use of medical maggots to repair wounds, groups of children are given an opportunity to take part in a fun and interactive maggot race using our maggot racing track.

Each group names a maggot and encourages it towards the finish line. The owner of the winning maggot receives a certificate.

Find out more

For more information about the activity, please visit our website.

About the organiser

This activity is organised by Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering an Repair. Contact Amy Smith at or +44 (0)29 2087 0129 for more details.

How to book

This activity can be requested by primary schools, event organisers and Cardiff University colleagues. Please email us to make a request.

TicketThis activity is free

We come to you

We want to make it easy for you to work with us. Wherever possible we will bring this activity to your school or college.


  • TickTeachers
  • TickFoundation - ages 3-7, foundation year and years 1 and 2
  • TickKey stage two - ages 7-11, years 3-6

Teacher supervision is required.

Curriculum themes

  • TickScience and technology
  • TickLife sciences

Activity type

  • TickActivity
  • TickWorkshop


  • TickEngagement with our research
  • TickSupporting curriculum themes

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