Events and Activities

NHS 70th Birthday!

 

Students and staff donated biscuits, tea, coffee, cakes, sweets and more to make hampers for NHS staff at Sandwell Hospital, to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS. Two students from each tutor group then went to give the hampers to the staff. They were gratefully received! We hope you all enjoyed your treats! Thank you to all staff and students who donated!

We also held a cake sale to raise money for the NHS.

West Midlands Ambulance Service held sessions throughout the day to show students how the equipment worked and what it is like to work as a paramedic!

 

 

Sports day!

 

On Friday 6th July we held our first ever sports day! The day was a real success and was thoroughly enjoyed by staff and students! Everyone participated in the events and cheered on their fellow students, with great compassion! Well done to everyone involved.

 

Baby Futures!

 

Year 10 have been working on a project called Baby Futures. This project gives them an insight into being parents and the demands that go with looking after a new born baby. They have been working with our babies who act like real new born babies. They can cry, need their nappy changing, need feeding and comforting and can even let us know if the baby has been mistreated. The students have been taking the babies home over night to give them an experience of what having a young baby can really be like. They have also been taught how to change a nappy, make a bottle and feed the baby properly, bond with their baby and bath their babies. The year 10 students have been outstanding and have really demonstrated kind, caring and nurturing sides.

 

Army Medical Service Sessions   

 

A Christmas Carol   

 

Actors from Quantum Theatre came to HFUTC to give a performance of A Christmas Carol to our students!

Student Awards   

 

Well done to all our students who received certificates and prizes for attendance, improvement and achievements this year!

Macmillan Coffee Morning  

 

We raised £172.43 for Macmillan Cancer Support by holding a coffee morning!

TCP Sessions

 

An NHS Nurse holds TCP sessions where students learn the practical side to the medical industry.

Some of the skills they learn include bandage wrapping, basic first aid, blood pressure, oxygen level monitoring, temperature taking, peak flow measurements and basic skin assessments.

The students learn this through using our life-sized mannequins, which simulate different medical needs!

West Midlands Ambulance Sessions

 

Every week, paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service teach our students a day in the life of a paramedic!

The students learn how to use medical equipment and gain an insight on what it’s like to be a paramedic!

Disability Awareness in Nursing

 

Coventry University held sessions on disability awareness in the nursing industry.

Mr Teather’s Chilli Challenge!

 

MR Teather grew chillies, tomatoes, carrots and onions in our garden here at Health Futures UTC. He then held a chilli challenge to see who could make the best chilli sauce!

We held an event where staff and students could vote on attributes such as best label, best taste, hottest sauce and more!

 

Eat Out Eat Well Award 

 

The catering department here at Health Futures UTC has won the Eat Out Eat Well Award!

The award scheme has been developed to reward caterers who make it easier for their customers to make healthier choices when eating out. It is managed by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Public Health Teams.

 

Open Evening 

 

Take a look at some of our partners who attend our open evenings.

 

Christmas Jumper Day  

 

Take a look at some of our fab Christmas jumpers worn to raise money for Save the Children!

 

DECCA talk on Drug Awareness  

 

DECCA (Drug Education, Counselling and Confidential Advice) came in and held an invaluable session on drug awareness

 

Black Country Partnership NHS Trust

Mental Health Talk  

 

Black Country Partnership NHS Trust came to give our students a talk on mental health.

 

PC Treasure’s talk on social media awareness 

 

PC Treasure joined us at the UTC to talk to our students about the dangers of the internet and how to stay safe.