Coventry students help youngsters learn about the importance of good hygiene
A trio of Coventry students have taken their first steps towards careers in health and social care, going above and beyond to help youngsters learn about the importance of good hygiene.
Callum, Heman and Gladys, who study Health & Social Care at Coventry College, have capped their work experience programme at Mount Nod Primary School with a school-wide assembly all about germs and how to properly wash your hands.
After completing their Infection Prevention Control topic in college, the trio decided to pass their knowledge on to pupils at Mount Nod Primary School, working with the school to put together an assembly to educate pupils aged 4 – 11.
Callum, Heman and Gladys developed the material and resources themselves, with all three of them presenting to the whole school.
The Health & Social Care study programme covers a range of topics including Sociology, Safeguarding, Psychology, Equality and Diversity, Medication, End of Life Care, Mental Health, Dementia, Infection Prevention Control and many more.
Emma Johnston, Curriculum Lead and Health & Social Care Lecturer at Coventry College, said: “Mount Nod Primary School offers some of our Health and Social Care learners the opportunity to complete their compulsory work placement hours within their setting.
“The school is fantastic with our Health & Social Care learners, who often choose to continue to carry on working with Mount Nod even after completing their scheduled hours which I believe speaks volumes about the experience Mount Nod gives them.
“Nicola Keith, our Learning Support Practitioner for the group, and I were invited to watch the assembly and came out feeling so proud of Callum, Herman and Gladys. As a tutor, it is fantastic seeing learners putting their knowledge into practice.”
Callum said: “This was an exceptional opportunity to demonstrate some of the core knowledge that we are presented with by our lecturers in the department. I am honoured to have worked with the students to promote the importance of hand washing at their age, specially after Covid-19.”
Heman said: “The assembly was a fantastic experience for me as a student representative, it was truly an amazing learning opportunity, and it was great to stand in front of such an interactive audience!”
Gladys added: “I enjoyed working with my classmates to deliver an assembly to children. Handwashing is important and it was really enjoyable to see all of the students learn something with plenty of interactive activities.”