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18th December 2018

Last week we were delighted to welcome the awesome ‘Medical Mavericks’ team to Connell. They are undoubtedly the UK’s No1 Careers, STEM & Sport Enrichment Experience!MM3

Our students, along with some visiting students from St Peter’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!

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The team introduced students to the wide range of careers within the NHS, exploring many healthcare roles that they had not previously considered,or even knew existed! It gave them a real insight into healthcare in general – and most importantly into maintaining their own health. It was certainly a worthwhile event which was well-received by all those who attended.

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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.MM2