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Rights: The University of Waikato
Published 18 October 2010
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An example of a role-play made by year 5 and 6 students. The drama presents the students’ understanding of an immune response for meningococcal B.

Transcript

Left, left, left, right, left. Left…
Commander, commander, look at this. This can be some kind of foreign disease.
Don’t worry about that. I’m a cytotoxic T cell, not a T helper cell.
Oh, what have you got here? Oh, don’t worry, that’s just the common rhinovirus. We took care of that a long time ago Dendritic Cell Number 533.
Holy schmackels. Look, meningococcal B. I thought we took care of meningococcal A a long time ago.
Apparently, they’re taking over the whole alphabet.
Hmmm, anyway, neutrophils attack!
Ohhhhh. Oh no!
Don’t worry, we have plenty more of those. That one will just disintegrate into pus. Time to multiply!
Attack!
Once again, we have defeated meningococcal B.
And now the B cells are pumping out everlasting antibodies to fight off infection in the future.
Commander, commander, look at this!
Meningococcal C!
Ohhhh!