Students win NHS competition

TWO students from English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College, in Hartlepool, are the North-East winners of its Step into the NHS national schools’ competition.

Emily Solomon and Georgia Thompson impressed judges with their poster to promote the role of an NHS midwife to their peer group.

The competition attracted 674 entries from up and down the country and more than 1,660 students got involved.

The contest aims to promote the 350 plus careers available in the NHS in England and students were tasked with designing an advertisement and job description for their chosen role.

Louise Grocott, from NHS Careers and Gail Lang, a midwife from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, visited the school to present the students with their prize of a £50 Amazon voucher each.

Michael Lee, headteacher of the English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College, said: “We are thrilled that our students have won this important prize. 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.”

Emily and Georgia added: “We have learnt a lot about the day-to-day work of a midwife and are seriously considering a job in the NHS when we finish school.”