The annual ‘Healthcare in the News’ event, recently hosted at Harrington School, saw Form 6 (Year 12) students from both schools speak about various topical healthcare issues – but without either notes or powerpoints.
Topics included ‘The Francis Report’, ‘Should vaccination of school children be compulsory?’, ‘The Dr Bawa-Garba controversy’ and ‘Why are there more mental health problems in the LGBT+ community?’
Dr Andrew Nicoll, Teacher of Biology and Doc Soc Organiser, said, “The standard of the communications this year was excellent. Some nerves, but the talks were clear, genuine and informative. Well done to all.’’
Oakham School has run a Medical Society (‘Doc Soc’) for many years for pupils interested in applying for clinical courses at university (mainly medicine), a programme which is enriched by the participation of similarly minded young people from Harington and other local schools.