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Inspiring future medics and scientists

Fri, Mar 10th, 2023
Worth School

To coincide with National Careers Week, as well as National Science Week which starts next week, pupils were introduced to careers in health with a visit from the fantastic ‘Medical Mavericks’ workshop.

Medical Mavericks delivered an entertaining and educating day for pupils in Key Stage 3 and Sixth Form scientists where they took part in hands-on activities. These included pupils taking blood, recording and printing an ECG, trying keyhole surgency, using an ultrasound machine to see inside their own body and taking pictures of the inside of their eyes.

The idea of the day was to inspire the next generation of medics and scientists, and pupils also heard about the many different career paths in the NHS which are available.

There are two more careers events planned for the School next week, to continue the celebration of National Careers Week and Science Week. On Tuesday Year 12 students interested in a career in medicine will visit Elekta, a radiography and cancer care innovation company in Crawley to learn more about radiography as a career and about working in the medical field in general. Then on Friday there will be an employability skills workshop for Years 10 and 12 from InvestIn, a company who offer work experience and internship programmes.

There are also lots of educational activities planned for National Science Week at Worth.

For more on academic life at Worth click here.