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PUBLISHED: 17:12 12 March 2002 | UPDATED: 11:32 03 March 2010

A GROUP of Suffolk youngsters went into hospital – and were only too delighted to be there!

The pupils of Great Finborough Primary didn't need treatment, but were invited along to Ipswich Hospital to receive a special award.

A GROUP of Suffolk youngsters went into hospital – and were only too delighted to be there!

The pupils of Great Finborough Primary didn't need treatment, but were invited along to Ipswich Hospital to receive a special award.

The school was one of the first in the country to take part in a pilot project for the Young Enterprise scheme.

Around 35 pupils aged seven to nine took part in the scheme, learning about the working life in a hospital from Suffolk health care adviser and former midwife Jo Burrows.

"We held the presentation at the ante-natal clinic because I wanted to show them where I used to work and we talked about it so much on my visits," she said.

The children were presented with individual certificates and teachers Trudy Day and Jo Silburn received a wall plaque for the school.

Young Enterprise is a national educational charity which mainly works with older pupils, but in a new move it has been running a pilot scheme in several primary schools.

During the course, pupils studied a wide range of topics, learning not just about jobs in healthcare, but also about voting and democracy, citizenship, business and much more.

"They all really enjoyed it and they are more aware of the world of work now," said Mrs Day.


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