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This Newstead Wood student wowed judges for an NHS competition with her promotion of dramatherapy

PUBLISHED: 09:45 18 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:45 18 July 2017

Gabriela Ogada - NHS Education England, Safiya Tiotto-Smith - year 8 student Newstead Wood School, Rachel Garswood - head of year 8 Newstead Wood School and Alan Blount - deputy head teacher Newstead Wood School

Gabriela Ogada - NHS Education England, Safiya Tiotto-Smith - year 8 student Newstead Wood School, Rachel Garswood - head of year 8 Newstead Wood School and Alan Blount - deputy head teacher Newstead Wood School

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Safiya Tiotto-Smith described the role of a dramatherapist

An Orpington student has beaten competition from more than 2,000 students to promote the broad range of health careers available.

Safiya Tiotto-Smith, a year 8 student at Newstead Wood School was tasked with designing an advertisement and job description of a role of her choice within the health service.

The youngster picked the role of dramatherapist, which uses role play, voice work, and storytelling to help patients solve personal and social problems.

After winning the Step into the NHS competition, Safiya said: “I entered the competition because it was something different and I enjoyed looking into an area of work that interested me. I like to be creative too, so it was good to combine creativity with science and share my discoveries with other people.”

Gabriela Ogada, communications coordinator at Health Education England said: “I’d like to congratulate Safiya and Newstead Wood School on their fantastic entry. Young people are extremely important to the future of the NHS workforce. It is important that the NHS engages with young people now and lets them know about the wealth of career opportunities.”

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