Inspiring The Next Generation Of Healthcare Professionals

On Wednesday 9 September, Ipswich High School announced an exciting new project, in collaboration with East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, whereby pupils in the Prep School will become published authors through interviewing and recording the stories of NHS professionals working on the frontline during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 at Ipswich High School have been invited by the NHS Trust to meet and question the doctors and nurses who have been working tirelessly to care for patients during the pandemic, as well as interview individuals who have recovered from the virus. The pupils, who range from ages nine to 11, will then record the stories and experiences in their own words which will be collected, printed and published in an anthology, with the proceeds going to a local charity dedicated to supporting communities who have been badly affected by this crisis.

Mark Howe, Head of Ipswich High School said: “We are incredibly excited about this project and the opportunity for our pupils in Years 5 and 6 to meet and hear firsthand the experiences of our local frontline NHS professionals. With Covid-19 being in the forefront of everyone’s minds, it has opened their eyes to the incredible work our healthcare professionals do, and we hope, through this project, it will inspire many of our pupils to pursue a career in the healthcare profession.”

“This project is part of my belief that, in addition to achieving academic excellence within the classroom, it is the school’s responsibility to focus on engaging and empowering our students to participate and lead in initiatives which will make a positive impact upon the world and demonstrate to them that, even at this age, there are no limits to what they can achieve.”

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