Access to nursing students shared their health knowledge and tips with the public recently through a range of stalls and activities, as part of their Level 3 Access to Nursing course.
The group of 15 students worked in small teams to research a healthcare-related area of interest, and they were tasked with producing their own resources, leaflets, posters, and surveys.
Students then organised a range of stalls and activities for staff, students and members of the public to enjoy — from yoga and interactive apps, to food sampling, information about holistic therapies and wellbeing, as well as the chance to sample a variety of healthy food alternatives.
Also, in an attempt to demonstrate some of the difficulties experienced by the elderly, students came up with an interesting stall all about young peoples’ perceptions of growing old, called ‘Life Through Their Eyes’, and they came up with a fun activity; where people could have a go at making a cup of tea whilst wearing thick woolly gloves and goggles — which proved quite tricky!
Our students braved the cold weather and organised a really fantastic event. They worked well together and came up with some really good ideas and activities for the public.
It was also an excellent opportunity for our students to interact with students from other educational programmes. I am very proud of what they achieved. It was nice to see how creative, resourceful and motivated our Access to Nursing students can be.
We have more Health Promotion events by other groups of Nursing students coming up soon, so please pop by to say hello and take part in our activities.— Lorraine Underwood, Access to HE: Nursing & Midwifery Course Lead