Health students visit primary school to promote healthy lifestyles

18th January 2024

Health & Social Care students from Solihull College & University Centre recently paid a visit to Damson Wood Infant School to talk to pupils about the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

students at the school

The Level 3 students carried out an interactive session, including measuring the childrens’ height, weight, and temperature. The children also enjoyed demonstrations of blood pressure machines and stethoscopes.

student taking the temperature of a school pupil

Placement Co-ordinator, Shamira Bolia, comments: “I was so proud of the students. They were very nervous at the start, but they settled into it and thoroughly enjoyed it! They were an absolute credit to the College.”

The students also talked to the youngsters about careers in nursing. One of the students said: “I was so nervous when I got to the school, but the session was really good. I got more confident as the children were asking me questions – I really enjoyed it as I was able to practice some of the skills I have learnt in my practical skills sessions at college.”

Health students visit primary school to promote healthy lifestyles

Health & Social Care courses offer students a route to a huge range of careers in the health care sector, including nursing, midwifery, social work and more. The College has also recently launched a Higher Technical Qualification in Health, developed in conjunction with the NHS and independent sector employers, as a progression route for students studying at Level 3.

Find out more about the College's Health & Social Care courses: Health & Social Care