The artistic talents of schoolgirl Emma Jamin have won her top regional honours in a prestigious national contest.
Emma, aged 13, was named South West secondary school winner in the Step into the NHS national competition, which helps to promote more than 350 careers available within the NHS.
Developed in partnership with teachers, the annual contest encourages school students to research and create a job advert for an NHS profession while learning more about the health service.
Winning pupils are presented with Amazon gift vouchers and have the chance to see their work displayed in the local community.
Emma, a pupil at Ivybridge Community College in Ivybridge, Devon, impressed the judges with a poster promoting the job of a paramedic.
The student said: “I really enjoyed entering the competition – it was a great opportunity to learn more about the NHS and the range of jobs within it. It was great fun to meet people who work in the NHS during the finals of the competition – they were all really nice and welcoming. I am so pleased to be the regional winner for the South West and to have made it to the final ten nationally.”
Charlotte Hanton, assistant principal at Emma’s school, said: “It was fantastic to see the wide range of careers that the students chose to research and during Emma’s interview we learned about even more opportunities within the NHS.
“We enjoyed supporting the students to blend their research skills and creativity, and look forward to the next competition. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful enrichment opportunity for the students.”
Schools across England are now being invited to sign up for next year’s exciting contest which is linked to the curriculum. Teachers are provided with a wealth of free learning resources and lesson plans.
Full details can be found here.
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