2018/19 winners of Step into the NHS schools' competition

We’d like to thank all the schools and students who submitted entries into the 2018/19 Step into the NHS schools' competition. 

The competition - in its tenth anniversary year - proved to be our most popular to date and the judges were very impressed with the standard of the entries!

2018/19 Step into the NHS schools competition winners Margaux Barker and Molly Hilton

National winners

Many congratulations go to this year’s national competition winners: Margaux Barker and Molly Hilton from All Saints Roman Catholic School in York! 

The girls' entry stood out, enabling them to scoop this year's top prize of an iPad each. They created a catchy and creative song to showcase the role of a dramatherapist, as well as an interactive book which takes the reader on a ‘day in the life’ journey.

Commenting on the win, Margaux (pictured, left) said: "When we found out we had won we were completely overwhelmed. We worked very hard from October on our entry and lots of people helped us. We were determined to do our best. We decided our entry should be about a dramatherapist because our passion is drama, dance and singing. We enjoy helping people and we would both like to be a dramatherapist in the future."

"We started with the lyrics for the song, then we created the interactive book to help younger people understand the role”, added Molly (pictured, right). “Margaux and I are really pleased with the prize and it shows how much you can achieve when you are really determined."

Regional winners

The winning entries from around the rest of England were: 

East Midlands

Hazel Singleton and Anais Smart from Leicester High School for Girls - surgeon.

East of England

Jake Giggs-Jones, Rikhil Patel and Dexter Simpkins from St Clement Danes School - paramedic. 

Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Ruby Harman and Lani Noorullah from Maidstone Grammar School - pathologist.


Hannah Moston from Palmers Green High School - dramatherapist.

North east

Rovi Braga from St Anthony's Girls Academy - children's nurse.

North west

Carmen Rong, Anna Stevenson and Cara Thompson from The Belvedere Academy - estates manager.

South west

Don Yeldo, Khalid Tijani, Naz Ahmed and Alberto Bromeo from St Boniface's Catholic School - paramedic.

Thames Valley and Wessex

Rufaro Chikwanda from Wycombe High School - dentist.

West Midlands 

Gracie Herbert from Edgbaston High School for Girls - psychotherapist.

2018/19 numbers

Our 2018/19 competition attracted an impressive 1882 entries from 141 schools. We know that more than 3610 students got involved, but the figure could be closer to 12,000 because many schools shortlisted their entries before submitting the best ones. 

The regional winners for 2018/19 will be announced shortly. 

2019/20 competition

The 2019/20 competition is now closed, but take a look at the range of competition materials on the Step into the NHS website

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