This year, all students in year 7 and year 8 took part in the Step into the NHS competition. Students were asked to research a variety of careers within the NHS, pick a job which appeals to them and then create a job description and a job advert to promote their chosen career.
We are delighted to say that one of our students, Grace D (7G) was chosen as the regional winner for the whole of the north west area. Well done, Grace! Grace will receive her certificate and £25 amazon voucher in this year’s awards assembly.
Grace created a fun and detailed board game showcasing the role of an occupational therapist. Her entry was particularly good at focussing on job satisfaction. Grace was also invited to present her entry to a panel of judges via a video call on 17th June.
What the judges said:
“What a lovely way to demonstrate the day of an occupational therapist. It was really nice to see that Grace focused on the job satisfaction as this is really important when choosing a career. Grace showed innovation and resourcefulness using what she had to create a fantastic and powerful tool.”Stacey Drake, Careers Leader
What Grace said:
“I enjoyed taking part in the NHS competition because it was interesting to learn about the different NHS roles. I learned that occupational therapists help patients do day-to-day things, such as shopping. I was inspired to make my entry for occupational therapists because I think they should be more appreciated for the work they do because people don’t thank them enough for the massive difference they make in people’s lives. The NHS means a lot to me because I feel like we wouldn’t be a nation without it because they have changed thousands of people’s lives.”
A few other students were also shortlisted and will be receiving a highly commended certificate from the NHS.
Well done, everyone!