In April 2020, as Boris Johnson was reportedly released from hospital after contracting Covid-19, the Government was criticised for not providing enough personal protective equipment (PPE) to NHS workers.
This PDF resource includes this article, as well as accompanying activity ideas:
- Debate whether politicians should spend more time with people like doctors, nurses and other service workers so that they can make better-informed decisions that affect them in parliament
- Write an open letter to the NHS staff helping people through this crisis encouraging and thanking them for their work
- When did you last go to the doctor or a hospital? Write a recount describing the experience.
- Research what qualifications you need to become a doctor in the UK
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The Week Junior magazine looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.
To find out more about The Week Junior and to download its free resources, please go to schools.theweekjunior.co.uk.