Thank you for all of these lovely messages to NHS volunteers (and a few for the NHS itself!)
Our Primary winner this week is eloquent_grasshopper of Lyon's Hall Primary School, who wrote a particularly impassioned speech, telling the volunteers about the specific impact they would be having.
Our Secondary winner is insightful_orca of Ormiston Bushfield Academy, whose speech was full of variety and different styles to engage their listener.
Well done to both of you, and everyone who entered! Look out for our new competition going live shortly!
As you might have seen, the UK government has called on members of the public to volunteer for the NHS to help manage the coronavirus pandemic.
At the time of writing, over 500,000 (that's half a million!) people have signed up. On Wednesday night, Boris Johnson said thank you to everyone who put themselves forward.
These volunteers will be filling several roles that are crucial for the national effort - from delivering medicines, to transporting patients, to making phone calls to people in isolation.
Imagine you have the chance to speak to these 500,000+ volunteers before they begin their work. What would you say?
This is your opportunity to give them a short motivational speech - to the PUBLIC VOLUNTEERS (not to NHS staff!). You might want to:
- tell them how important their work will be
- praise the kindness they have shown in volunteering
- remind them of how much the country values them
...or anything else that you feel it's important for them to hear!
The competition closes at 10:30am on Friday 3rd April. We can't wait to read your speeches!