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Shot in the arm for healthcare careers

Published on 10/06/19

Students from East Point Academy explored careers in nursing and healthcare as they visited one of the region’s leading hospitals.

The Year 10 health and social care students enjoyed a taster day at the James Paget University Hospital Health Academy in Gorleston.

They tried out hand-on activities like testing their own blood pressure, applying bandages, and measuring glucose levels.

The hospital’s Health Academy was set up in 2018 to give students at local schools a taste of working in a busy hospital and an insight into the wide variety of healthcare careers available in the region.

East Point health and social care teacher Paige Henning said: “Students had an insightful morning gaining knowledge and understanding of the careers open to them in health and social care.”