We are pleased to announce the winners of our Schools Poster Competition. Children were asked to create a poster, which shows what health services people can use when they need medical advice or are feeling unwell.
We received approximately 250 poster entries from schools across Ipswich and east Suffolk and two winners have been selected from each age category – ages 6-8; ages 9-11; ages 12-13. Click on the poster to download the postcard.
Congratulations go to our winners:
Age 6-8 category: Martha (Bawdsey School) and Lilia (Broke Hall School)
Age 9-11 category: Bethan (St Mary’s CEVAP, Woodbridge) and Madison (Whitehouse Community School)
Age 12-13 category: Joshua and Sarah (both St Albans High school)
The posters were judged by a panel of local people including Dr Mark Shenton GP and Chair of the CCG, Julie Fryatt , Director of Foundation Trust, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Terry Hunt, Editor, East Anglian Daily Times, Sandra Roberts, Production Editor, EADT Suffolk magazine and community representative, Michael Ninnmey.
There will be an opportunity to see some of the entries at our public governing body meeting on Tuesday 25 November where presentations to the winners will be made.
The posters will be used for future campaigns and events; the competition is part of the CCG’s winter health campaign, which aims to encourage good winter health and wellbeing, reduce pressure on hospital A&E services and raise awareness of the healthcare options available.
Dr Mark Shenton, a GP in Stowmarket and chairman of the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group said: “The NHS is for everyone, of every age, which is why we hope this poster competition will raise awareness among children and adults about the range of healthcare services that are available.”
A big thank you goes to everyone who entered the competition. Schools can download a certificate of participation for any child who entered the competition here.