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Volunteering superstar sophie captured at big event

One of our Year 11 students, Sophie, who is an avid cadet with St John Ambulance, recently volunteered to do duty at the Pirate Weekend on the Barbican.

Impressively, she got her photo published on the One Plymouth Site after ensuring the safety of people attending the event.

Sophie has volunteered as part of the St John Ambulance team providing emergency first aid at lots of different events such as, Armed Forces Day, Pride, Bonfire Night, Late night shopping, Pirate Weekend and many more. Sophie has been put forward to become a Corporal / Cadet Leader once she turns 16.

Sophie said "I have already achieved my Bronze award and am now working towards the Silver Award. My goal is to go on to achieve Gold and ultimately the Grand Prior Award. I  love volunteering and gaining experience within healthcare. It's helped me to realise that this really is the path I want to follow in my future career."

An incredible achievement, well done Sophie!

What is NHS Cadets?

NHS Cadets is a new St John Ambulance programme created in partnership with the NHS. It’s designed to provide young people with the opportunity to explore roles in healthcare. They look to recruit Cadets from a diverse range of backgrounds, as well as those who may have never considered volunteering in healthcare before.

The programme consists of two pathways: Foundation (for 14–16-year-olds) and Advanced (for 16–18-year-olds). You'll meet with other NHS Cadets on a weekly basis, taking part in activities which will introduce you to a range of exciting healthcare topics. Sessions will also foster personal development and allow you to build vocational skills.