Thornhill School were delighted to hear that a pupil from Thornhill School is the North East regional winner of the Step into the NHS national schools' competition. Saddath Islam of 8J2 impressed the judges with his entry to promote the role of a nurse to his peer group. His entry was an eye catching poster which outlined what being a nurse entails. The competition attracted entries from more than 1700 pupils from schools around the country. The competition 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.
Mrs Monte, said: "This has been a very worthwhile exercise for our students and we are very proud of Saddath’s achievement. He has shown an excellent knowledge of the NHS and has worked extremely hard on his entry. This competition has proven to be a valuable experience, engaging students with the workings of the health service and the different career options available to them which are key values we promote at Thornhill with all our pupils.”
Saddath was delighted with his award saying: "I really enjoyed taking part in the competition and I learnt that to be a nurse you need to be caring, courageous and patient. Nurses make a difference to peoples’ lives and are very important to the NHS. I’m now considering being a nurse as I think it’s a job I’d find very interesting.”
Saddath received a certificate and an Amazon voucher as a prize for his achievement and the school have been awarded a certificate for the outstanding entry.
Well done Saddath!