Primary schools

Step into the NHS for primary schools

This is an exciting resource and competition for KS2, designed to help raise career aspirations, challenge stereotyping and put learning into context for the future.

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Two female pupils talking to male adviser at event

Introducing the competition

Get started by showing this video to your pupils to introduce them to the NHS and the people that work for it. The video also inspires pupils to enter the competition by creating a piece of artwork or writing that showcases the variety of roles in the NHS. There are exciting prizes to be won!

Find out more by visiting the competition page, or explore the teaching resources below.

Part 1: Your strengths and the NHS

Pupils explore what they’re like and what they’re good at. They’ll also learn about people’s rights to opportunities and about the NHS. Contains PowerPoint slides and two worksheets.

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Part 2: Working in the NHS

Pupils learn about the wide variety of jobs in the NHS, identifying different jobs in the community and describing the some of their skills and qualities. Contains PowerPoint slides and five worksheets.

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Part 3: Competition entry

Pupils celebrate what they have learnt by taking part in a fun competition to showcase the variety of roles in the NHS. Contains PowerPoint slides and one worksheet.

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Extra resources

These resources supplement learning for pupils and help teachers deliver and differentiate the lessons. Contains Danny's story video and worksheets, guide for families, certificate of participation, assembly planning grid, differentiation grid and collapsed curriculum grid. For entry forms, select 'view competition page' below.

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Enter the competition

Once your pupils have learnt about the NHS and challenging stereotypes, you're ready to submit their entries! For entry forms and details of the competition (and the prizes!) check out our competition page.

Extension one

Explore the history of the NHS with PowerPoint slides and two supporting resources.

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Extension two

Explore the technology used in the NHS with PowerPoint slides and three worksheets.

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