The Purcell School has recognised the work of Specialist Physiotherapist, Sarah Upjohn, in a pioneering new Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy.

Sarah Upjohn (Specialist Physiotherapist, Performing Arts Medicine) was employed at the School in 2008 to treat playing-related injuries in the pupils. It was clear that the majority of these injuries were preventable, and since 2011 Sarah has been working towards a Doctorate of Education at The University of Cambridge. Her work has been focused on the Prevention of Playing-Related Injuries in Young Musicians.

Deputy Head, Students, Chris Rayfield commented that she is ‘delighted Sarah Upjohn’s extensive and ground breaking research into playing-related musculoskeletal injury prevention at the School has now been formalised as a new Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy.’

All parents and pupils are encouraged to look at the information, advice and guidance provided in the policy. It can be found here on the website.