Medical Mavericks at City College STEM Hub
A group of Year 9 students from Hele’s with an interest in careers in the Healthcare Sector went along to City College’s STEM Hub on Thursday, 17th May. The event was offered to six Plymouth secondary schools and this is the second year that we have taken part. Once again, the day provided the students with an array of interactive activities, where they could try out equipment used by medical professionals and speak to the team from Medical Mavericks about their experiences of careers in the Healthcare sector.
The students took part in many activities, which included practising taking blood from ‘Andy the Arm’ and learning how to intubate ‘Eddy the Head’. They turned their hand to the skills used by Surgeons carrying out key hole surgery procedures by taking on the elastic band challenge; students had to attempt to tie elastic bands into a knot. One of the most popular activities was the reaction time game. The students’ competitive edge shone through, as the six schools involved in the event pitched against each other.
The students all found the day to be fun and informative, with one of them commenting ”I was able to try things I have never done before and get a better understanding of what I could do in the future”.
The facilities at the STEM Hub in City College are very impressive and we are lucky to have had the opportunity to use the specialist equipment to give our students a real hands on experience and also meet the team from Medical Mavericks.