The Frontline

Students in Year 9 learn about health, medicine and related sciences at this Heartbeat event for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

The event took place for the first time in 2015 at Western Sydney Local Health District's (WSLHD) Westmead Hospital, made possible through a partnership with WSLHD. Students heard from inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander WSLHD health professionals during the guest speaker session followed by the exploration of a range of health-related careers through a series of interactive, hands-on workshops.

The students were placed into three groups to rotate through the workshops. They were also given workbooks with information, and questions to answer.

Parents and carers of invited students are very welcome to attend the event and should indicate they'll be attending on the permission form sent by the school prior to each event.

 

It's planned The Frontline will run every year and the event for 2016 will be designed to reflect the students' interests and suggestions from the pilot event run last year. The event will be held at WSLHD Blacktown Hospital in 2016.