STUDENT nurses at the University of Worcester delivered important health and life support information to children from a local primary school.

Year 5 children from Oldbury Park Primary School visited the University’s clinical skills facilities for a Health Awareness Day to learn about healthy minds and bodies, as well as how to perform Basic Life Support, including CPR.

It is the second year the Nursing team at the University has run the project, which aims to give children vital knowledge while helping student nurses with their teaching skills.

Sethu Sundari, senior lecturer in nursing at the university, said: “The students ensured that the sessions were fun, engaging, inclusive and at the same time delivered without the loss of the key content.

"It was an amazing day, and I think both the schoolchildren and our students gained immensely from this project.

“This collaborative project with the primary schools, while increasing Nursing student confidence, also develops resilience and leadership skills.

"As students plan, organise and deliver the day, they start to see themselves as a change agent and teaching about health as their professional responsibility for the community.”

The schoolchildren said they enjoyed the day, with a number saying they wanted to pursue a career in Nursing later in life.