A 10-year-old from Bury is officially the winner of Health Education England’s (HEE) Step into the NHS competition after winning the hearts of judges with a ‘Thank You’ song dedicated to the nation’s healthcare workers.

Harry Jamil attends Bury and Whitefield Jewish Primary School entered HEE’s popular annual competition that hopes to inspire children to pursue NHS careers, challenging gender stereotypes in the process, for example of nursing as a female-only profession.

The talented pupil managed to beat competition from 96 primary schools across the country, with a total of 7,800 other youngsters taking part.

Harry said: “I really enjoyed taking part because I had lots of fun writing about the different jobs in the NHS; not just the doctors and nurses but all the other important jobs too, like the porters and chefs.

“This is important because the NHS has really helped us through these hard times and helped us try to get things back to normal.”

Harry’s teacher, Chloe Pereira, added: “As a school, we feel it is important students understand the wide breadth of jobs available to them and also the many hands that come together to keep people safe within the NHS.

“I love the resources created and find the whole experience invaluable.

“Harry has blown us away with his creativity and stunning singing voice.

“We are all over the moon that his work has been so well received.”

Navina Evans, chief executive of Health Education England, said: “As the NHS celebrates its 73rd birthday and we thank staff for all their hard work over the last year, it is wonderful that one of the winners is a fantastic thank you to the NHS song.

“I would like to congratulate our two overall winners Harry and Ana and all the students who took part this year.

“It is fantastic to see so many young people showing an interest in careers in the NHS.”