Natalie’s top of the class!

Specialist Occupational Therapist Natalie Clark recently volunteered to do a talk at The Ridgeway secondary school near Wroughton on occupational therapy within the community. The school had asked for parents to complete an inspiring talk for the students, and in total there were 8 talks about various hobbies, careers and experiences.

Natalie presented to around 20 students between the ages of 11 and 18 years. To make it engaging and interactive she took along some equipment including toilet seats; urine bottles, bed levers, sock aids and bed pans and played a game of guess the item. Natalie also demonstrated the use of the Chair Razor for falls (pictured).

Natalie said: “I chose to do this talk as occupational therapy is not well known and people don’t seem to know what we do. I also think we are quite inspiring. I have never done anything like this before so it was a little nerve wracking. It must have been OK as children can be brutally honest but also because it was only mine and one other talk that was photographed and put on the school’s social media page – the other speaker was a famous cricketer!”

Well done Natalie!