Pupils from the 4th Year onwards were invited to attend a Healthcare Symposium in the Heseltine Gallery today. This event is designed to inform and support students interested in pursuing a healthcare career; making them aware of the vast array of career opportunities and pathways into healthcare outside of more traditional routes into medicine, dentistry and veterinary care.
The event opened with a talk by Debby Lewis, a manager at the NHS, who talked about the broad range of career options available to students. Pupils then had the opportunity to talk to an occupational therapist, a therapeutic radiographer, a pharmacist, a biomedical scientist, technicians and students.
Mrs Havis, Head of Biology, organised the event as part of the career pathways programme, which is designed to broaden access points into healthcare careers.
Mrs Havis said “ These events are a fantastic opportunity for pupils to think hard about their career choices, ask questions of industry professionals and find out first-hand about their career paths. We are very grateful to all our guests who have given up their time to see our pupils today and have helped give a real insight into their work.”
Around 30 pupils attended the event and were able to get hands-on with specialist equipment and spend time chatting in small group sessions. It was fantastic to see students who have specific healthcare interests being able to ask questions to people currently in these roles about pathways, challenges and opportunities.
A huge thank you to all of the healthcare professionals who visited Truro School today and to Mrs Havis and Mrs Kenward, who put on these fantastic careers events.