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Long Road Alumni on the frontline

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In these strange and difficult times, we would like to thank all the key workers who are doing an outstanding job keeping our country running!

This week we received a wonderful email two sisters and former Long Road students who are now working on the frontline caring for those affected by Coronavirus. Thank you so much to their mum for sharing their amazing stories and work with us.

Rachael Pratt
Long Road Alumnus 2006

Rachael spent a year studying at Long Road in 2005 where she was enrolled on our GCSE programme studying Health and Social Care, Psychology, Physics, Sociology and IT. Rachael had always dreamed of following in her mums’ footsteps and working as a nurse, a dream she believed would never be fulfilled when she had to resit her GCSEs. However, after a successful year of study at Long Road, Rachaels nursing career dreams were in reach!

Since leaving Long Road in 2006, Rachael has gone on to spend 5 years working as a staff nurse in the Neuro Critical Care Unit (NCCU) at Addenbrookes Hospital before moving to Ireland in February 2019; now working in the Intensive Care Unit at St. James Hospital, Dublin. She is currently nursing COVID-19 patients and teaching/supervising other registered nurses on how to look after patients on ventilators.


Stephanie Pratt
Long Road Alumnus 2012

Stephanie joined Long Road in 2010, studying A Level Religious Studies, Art and Photography before achieving brilliant exam results and leaving us in 2012.
For the last 3 years, Stephanie has been working as a scrub nurse in Operating Theatre at Addenbrookes Hospital. She is currently working in Recovery and cares for patients postoperatively


Huge thanks to Rachael, Stephanie and all the other former and current Long Road students who are working hard during the pandemic – we couldn’t be prouder of you all!