Blogs and News - St George's School, Edinburgh
From the 19 - 24 May, Primary 6 had a project based on the NHS. We had no normal lessons, instead we just had fun and educational activities. Each lesson was different - some were arty and others had a lot more writing. Every task taught me something new, from how to make a face mask out of an old T-shirt to what the average temperature of a human is.
Some of my favourite activities were researching about all the different jobs in a hospital, designing my own menu for a hospital and making a 30-minute playlist for children in hospital. We didn’t just learn about doctors and nurses who work in the NHS today, we also learnt about some famous doctors and nurses from the past like Florence Nightingale. We even got to dress up like her! At the end of each day, we all got a quiz based on the information we had learnt that day and we had to fill out the form and send it back. I really enjoyed our NHS project and I now know so much more about it.
Amelia (Primary 6)
On Monday the 18th of May, Primary 6 started our NHS Project. Learning about the NHS was very helpful as we got to learn more about what they are doing to help us right now and how they are keeping us safe.
In the first lesson on Monday we learnt facts about the NHS. The most surprising fact I found was that about 160,000 people work for the NHS in Scotland. The second lesson that day was ‘Justifying the NHS’. We had to find points for and against people paying individually for their healthcare. The next thing we did that day was making face masks out of old T-shirts. They were really fun to make. The last lesson we had that day was starting our art project and the theme was ‘Smile in all seasons’.
The next day we learnt about the Hippocratic Oath which is the oath that all medical staff in the NHS must take. Then we learnt about the different hospital departments and about taking someone’s temperature. Lastly, we finished our art project and posted them on Teams so our classes could see them.
Our topic was Florence Nightingale the next day. We got to write a letter as an injured soldier or nurse in the war and to dress up as her. We also made a hospital playlist for people in hospitals.
On the fourth day of the week, our first lesson was about showing gratitude. We watched the start of the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games in 2012. Then we learnt about the medical and non-medical jobs in hospitals. At the end of the day, we made a hospital menu.
In the first lesson of Friday we designed a play area. It had to be 5 meters by 3 meters, so it was a struggle trying to fit everything in. For the rest of the day we had a House event.
I really enjoyed this topic as the NHS are doing so much for us because of Covid-19 and now we know so much more about it and the amazing people that work in the NHS.