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Health workers visit Leyton students

HEALTH NETWORKING: Students at Leyton Sixth Form College

KEY HEALTH and social service professionals met with Leyton Sixth Form (LSC) students at an annual health fair.

The event was organised by LSC creative health teacher Edith Stokes who decided to take up the challenge of encouraging positive dialogue with students about careers in the health profession.

LSC recently piloted three initiatives - Health Screening Programme, Social Prescribing and Health Promoting in Schools - aimed at giving its students more insight about health careers.

The initiatives connected young people to health and social care services professionals in a bid to help educate young people about these careers.

Stokes said: “Creative health education feeds into the fabric of life outside of the classroom and, with the right support and resources in place, teachers can develop learning that will transform the lives of students and members of the local community.”

Lisa McCrossan, the department manager for Health, Travel, Sports and Early Years said: “We want the students to have a bigger scope of health careers in and around the local communities and we believe partnerships with local health services will secure this agenda.”

Prime Minister Theresa May and the Duke of Edinburgh recently publicly acknowledged the positive work that the LSC is doing.

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