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So today, I signed up to become a volunteer with Inspiring the Future, and am looking forward to getting involved with schools in order to raise awareness of nursing, and the possibilities there for children looking into one day joining the workforce. I have previously done something similar through work, which I wanted to talk about. During my time working within a Primary Mental Health Team, we were involved in a careers event at one of the secondary schools in the city where I work,...

Anna Kalyta-Spawton
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So as we're all readying ourselves for the Festive Period I've been beavering away on the wards bringing Christmas to those who are not make it home to be with their families but as usual there's more going on behind the scenes. I have been busy preparing myself for our January Challenge where it's time for us to meet with young people share our passion for nursing in the hope of encouraging them to join us.  Here's a blog that will form part of the national campaign with Inspiring The...

Tony Longbone
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As a nursing ambassador I have signed up with Inspiring the Future: https://www.inspiringthefuture.org They connect individuals with schools and schools with individuals and you can either go in to the platform and offer a visit, workshop etc or the schools in the area that you sign up with will contact you to request a visit, workshop or similar.  i signed up as part of the run up for the schools challenge as I wanted to see how it worked and how easy it was.  It was therefore a lovely...

Elizabeth Carter
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The January 2019 30 Day Challenge is about sharing our amazing professions with young people in education. Lets us know your plans and activities for going into schools and colleges

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Hi all, just wanted to give you an update we now have 10 events planned throughout the year to inspire young people to consider nursing as a career, showcase our hospital and provide an interactive experience for students from local schools aged 14-18. Our first event was a real success 40 students attended and we have had great feedback! so far 18% of the students attending had not considered a career in nursing previously before but would now after the event!!!

Stephanie Massey
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Face-to-face communication is still the most effective way to inspire people on careers.  This could be particularly powerful in challenging stereotypes and improving diversity in the workforce. Children want to see people in jobs that reflect them.      

Darren Aldrich
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