Health Careers recently launched a primary schools resource and competition to be used in classrooms. The downloadable resources encourage young people to raise their aspirations, learn about the range of roles in the NHS and challenges stereotypes, which helps them understand that there is no such thing as a man or woman’s job.
The Step into the NHS primary schools pilot completed earlier this year showed some really encouraging results including the following:
A 59% increase amongst 2000 children taking part, who understood that men could work as a midwife
Before being exposed to the resources, only 1 in 5 pupils in some schools believed they could become a surgeon or midwife, compared with almost 50% afterwards
Students are being encouraged to enter the Step into the NHS primary schools competition to celebrate their learning and to say ‘thank you’ to the NHS by creating a piece of artwork. More information on the competition can be found in this You Tube video (https://youtu.be/sgaWNKudokQ).
This programme is open to all primary schools in England and teachers can receive a hard copy of our teacher pack, along with a poster for classrooms, by calling the helpline on 0345 60 60 655 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and quoting CAR10301 in any communication.
More information on the programme can be found on the Step into the NHS website (www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/primary) and is also provided in the parent leaflet attached.
Northumbria Healthcare (NHS) - Early Years