Off Sick But In School

The work of teachers at Great Ormond Street Hospital School ‘Off Sick But In School’ features Great Ormond Street Hospital School (GOSH), where education is delivered on the wards and in dedicated classrooms.

Many of the children being treated at this hospital have injuries and illnesses needing several weeks, months or even years of treatment so it’s imperative they don’t get left behind with their school work.

This programme follows a typical day for a couple of GOSH’s teachers and shows their commitment to young girls like Miriam. Although she has to lie on her back and then her front for two hours at a time, for weeks on end, she can still manage to get to grips with Shakespeare.

The hospital teachers have to teach all age groups and all subjects often in very difficult circumstances and not always knowing what the children’s futures will be.

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