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Year 11 Pupils Invited to Discover the World of Healthcare in New After School Academy

Hugh Baird College is excited to announce the launch of its After School Healthcare Academy, specifically designed for Year 11 students with a keen interest in Health and Social Care. The Academy is not just another classroom experience; it’s an interactive, hands-on journey led by their expert team of lecturers, blending fun with real-world applications.

The Academy consists of four engaging sessions, allowing pupils to participate in practical workshops and gain a deeper understanding of healthcare practices and patient behaviours. These sessions are a stepping stone towards a career in healthcare, ideal for students who are either set on studying a Health-related course once they finish school or those who are still exploring their options.

The workshops will be conducted on the College’s multi-million-pound Healthcare Campus in Bootle, equipped with a state-of-the-art Simulation Suite replicating a real hospital ward. This setting provides an unparalleled experience for students to apply what they learn in a realistic healthcare environment.

Students can register for all four workshops or choose individual sessions that align with their interests and schedules. The sessions include:

  • Glow-in-the-Dark Germ Busters (Wednesday 21 February 2024, 4pm – 5pm): A session revealing the hidden world of germs and the importance of proper hygiene.
  • Healthcare Heroes Simulation (Wednesday 28 February 2024, 4pm – 5pm): An immersive experience into the world of personal protective equipment and simulated emergency scenarios.
  • The Patient Mobility Challenge (Wednesday 6 March 2024, 4pm – 5pm):  A practical workshop focusing on patient mobility, including the operation of hoists and slings.
  • Mealtime Masters (Wednesday 13 March 2024, 4pm – 5pm): An interactive session on nutritional care and feeding techniques.

The Academy is a unique opportunity for Year 11 students to dive into the world of healthcare and get a taste of what a career in this growing sector entails.

To find out more and register a place, visit