Our students, along with some visiting students from St Peterâ€™s RC High School and the Co-operative Academies of Manchester & Failsworth, gained inspiration from a carousel of hands-on activities such as taking blood from a fake arm (not for the squeamish!), recording and printing an ECG, looking inside the body using ultrasound, using the infra-red vein scanner, and taking detailed pictures of the eyeball! The very brave attempted keyhole surgery and amazed their peers with their manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination!
The team introduced students to theÂ wide range of careers within the NHS, exploring many healthcare roles that they had not previously considered,orÂ even knew existed! It gave them a real insight into healthcare in general â€“ and most importantly into maintaining their own health. It was certainly a worthwhile event which was well-received by all those who attended.
A huge thank you to GM Higher for granting us this wonderful opportunity, and thank you to our visiting schools for engaging so well with all the activities.