An inspiring week for Health & Social Care students

Mon, 27 Mar 2017

Kacci Hicks, pictured at the Golden Games, talking to local residents.
Kacci is now considering a career in mental health nursing.

On Wednesday of last week (22/3/2017), our Year 10 students volunteered at an inter-generational event organised by Nottingham City Homes which involved 90 residents from the local community coming into school to take part in the Golden Games, including games such as skittles, curling, darts and archery. The students made lots of cups of tea for the visitors and took the time to use the communication skills and care values that they have been researching as part of their BTEC qualification in Health and Social Care.

This was a great event enjoyed by both students and the local community. It helped students to experience some of the many careers opportunities that are open to them in health and social care. The students had lots of lovely feedback from the elderly residents, and even had an opportunity to be on Notts TV talking about their experience.

During the same week, Year 9 students received a visit from one of Futures' health care ambassadors, who talked about her career in nursing and what it means to be a nurse in today's NHS. She engaged the students in activities around care and compassion skills, and taught them how to do CPR and use a defibrilator.

The year 9s really enjoyed the visit and were left feeling inspired to study hard to gain the necessary qualifications for a career in nursing.

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