Children and young people make up around one fifth of the UK’s population. Improving their health and wellbeing is an investment in future generations, the prosperity of this country and sustainability of the NHS.
The NHS 70th birthday celebrations provide educators (teachers and youth group leaders) the perfect backdrop to support existing curriculum and programmes for children and young people. The celebrations will also provide opportunities for young people to support local or national NHS 70th birthday events – or to plan their own.
Whether lessons or tasks delivered as part of personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), youth group activities, or careers guidance – the NHS’s 70th birthday offers educators the opportunity to inspire young people to think about their own health and wellbeing, mental health resilience and self-development.
Shortly, we will launch guidance, tips and links on this page to help teachers and other educators in the planning of lessons, tasks and activities to coincide with NHS’s 70th celebrations.
Step Into the NHS
We are proud to be supporting Health Education England’s Step Into the NHS initiative and we would encourage educators to take a look at the teachers pack. This includes information about their schools competition, which closes on 31 January 2018.