The Hub aims to inspire people to consider Careers in Health and Care and also to consider their own wellbeing.
12 months ago only 6 boys out of 70 primary school aged children chose to take part in our ‘Health Careers and Wellbeing’ sessions at Primary College. But why?
Research showed that children as young as 7 years or less were already discounting career options based on gender yet the majority of career engagement was being offered to young people aged 14 upwards To test this out 5 primary school ‘Christmas Careers & Crafts’ sessions were conducted which showed 100% did not know about the wide range of careers in the NHS, 93 out of 159 children thought that men and women couldn’t do the same job in the NHS (feedback- women were helpers, cleaners, reception ladies, men were doctors and surgeons) & 86 children out of 159 didn’t know how much exercise they needed each day. Through a fun and interactive session including crafts, primary children (years 4- 6) were introduced to 350 jobs in the NHS, self-care and healthy living tips and were encouraged to be what they want to be through pictures of men and women in a variety of non-traditional roles 99% enjoyed the sessions and increased knowledge as a result about job roles in the NHS, exercise and being what they wanted to be in the future
Impact at a glance –