Who’s in Health? Medical Schools Council student competition winning entries

As part of the Who’s in Health? campaign led by the NAHT, Medical Schools Council, the Education and Employers charity and Primary Futures a competition was run among UK medical students to design a short teaching session for Key Stage 2 children. More information about the competition can be found here http://www.medschools.ac.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/Who%27s-in-Health-med-students-flyer.pdf

The standard of submitted entries was extremely high with the panel of judges having great difficulty selecting the winners. The question the panel had to keep asking was will these presentations help to enthuse and inspire primary age children? The eight winning entries have been compiled into this booklet in order to act as a source of inspiration for volunteers who are planning their own sessions for when they visit a primary school. http://www.medschools.ac.uk/News/Pages/Who’s%20in%20Health%20%E2%80%93%20Example-teaching-sessions-published.aspx

The booklet is full of ideas, it’s clear from the entries how much enthusiasm went into preparing them. They are a credit to UK medical students. We are hoping that during Who’s in Health? month the students who produced the winning entries will be visiting a local school to test their hard work! Schools and volunteers are of course welcome to dip into these resources and use them as they see fit.

If you haven’t signed up for Who’s in Health? or Primary Futures maybe it’s about time you did? http://www.inspiringthefuture.org/primary-futures/

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By Steve Iredale

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