Head Prefect secures Hospital role

Our newly appointed Head Prefect, Harikesh Murugan, is the research lead at the Young Person’s Advisory Group at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The role is to help, shape, and improve local healthcare. Some of his duties include sitting on interview panels for medical staff and sharing ideas for research projects with staff. He is currently leading a project based on improving doctor-patient communication.

As part of his placement in Year 10, he did a week of work experience at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. This involved Harikesh worked alongside many doctors, nurses and administrative staff which kindled his interest in and enthusiasm for such a career. These opportunities have taught Harikesh the necessary attributes for the world of work, such as being disciplined and dedicated in order to meet expectations as well as the skills of collaboration and teamwork.

More recently, Harikesh is volunteering every weekend at a local care home. This has taught him the importance of catering to the needs of different people as well as developing the important attributes of compassion and empathy. These core attributes will help him to secure a place at University to study Medicine.
We wish Harikesh all the very best in his new role at King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School as well as his work in the local community.