Winners of Step into the NHS schools competition announced

Health Education England is delighted to announce that students from Surbiton High School are the national winners of the Step into the NHS schools competition. 

Izzy Arthur, Iris Aukett and Thea Morley impressed the judges with their entry to promote the role of a midwife to their peers. The girls produced an entertaining video with a catchy tune which focused on what a midwife in the NHS does on a day-to-day basis. Accompanied with a well-written job description, the entry was of high quality and impressed the judges. 

When asked about what their win, Izzy, Iris and Thea said:

“We really enjoyed taking part in the competition and are now more aware of the wide variety of careers available in the NHS. We looked at the role of a midwife as we wanted to learn more about it and how they help their patients. We are delighted to be chosen as the national winners.”  

More than 3000 students involved 

Now in its eighth year, the competition attracted numerous entries from up and down the country with more than 3,000 students sending their entries and a further 5,000 estimated to have taken part. The competition aims to promote the 350 careers available in the health and students were tasked with designing an advertisement and job description for their chosen role. They could work individually or in groups of up to four.

Ann Haydon, Principal at Surbiton High School, said:

"We are delighted that our pupils have won the Health Education England Competition. They thoroughly enjoyed participating in the project and their involvement has raised awareness about the variety of career options available in the health service and the working of the NHS.”

Health Education England chief executive Professor Ian Cumming said:

“Young people are extremely important to the future of the NHS workforce across the region. It is important that the NHS engages with young people now and lets them know about the wealth of career opportunities.

“Within the NHS there are 350 different careers to choose from and jobs, ranging from community matron, dietitian or public health analyst to a finance manager or web developer. Initiatives such as the schools competition really help to raise awareness of this. Congratulations to our national and regional winners and their schools for their entries.”

Find out more about the competition and the regional winners.

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