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Bexley Grammar School pupils win NHS competition
FOUR students from Bexley have been crowned winners of a competition run by the NHS that gets youngsters thinking about healthcare careers.
Bexley Grammar School pupils Rosie Thackeray, 14, Sarah Fathers, 14, Alice Caddock, 13, and Stephanie Rooney, 14, are the South East Coast regional winners of the annual Step into the NHS schools’ competition.
The competition is part of the Step into the NHS careers campaign and is open to 12 to 14 year olds.
It aims to get students thinking creatively about health service careers and their future work prospects.
Students must use their research, presentation and creative skills to produce a job description, advertisement and CV of the perfect candidate for an NHS job.
Rosie, Sarah, Alice and Stephanie decided to look at the role of a psychiatrist in the NHS and produced a video job advert with role-play scenarios to challenge the stereotype of a psychiatrist’s role.
They were each presented with their prizes of £50 Amazon vouchers.
Head teacher at Bexley Grammar School, Mr Welsh said, “We are thrilled that our students have won this important prize for the second year in a row.
"This competition has proven to be a valuable classroom tool, engaging students with the workings of the health service and the different career options available to them.
"The hard work and effort invested in this project reflects their commitment and dedication.”