The Guild of Nurses participated for the first time in the Livery School Career Festival on 18th and 19th June. We joined more than 40 stands from Livery Companies
On 18th June 600 Primary School Pupils attended and on 19th June more than 1,200 students attended.
Having been encouraged to provide “action” to attract school pupils to the stand we taught Resuscitation , the taking of base line observations such as temperature, pulse and blood pressure and CPR. There was plenty of conversation with teachers and pupils about careers in nursing and the opportunities to work in many varied specialities. The rewards of the two days were that pupils were interested and they positively engaged in the rehearsal of CPR and could identify when it would be a useful skill to use.
Anthony McGrath was able to provide the equipment needed and the Stand was supported by Anthony McGrath, Carol Bavin, Carole Olding, Helen Pickstone and Julia Mingay and 3 Student Ambassadors from Kings College London, all of who are just completing their nursing programme and imminently register with the NMC
Julia Mingay (Chair: Education and Professional Development Committee)