Year 10 students all had the opportunity to explore careers in the NHS
On Thursday, Year 10 students all had the opportunity to explore careers in the NHS thanks to an excellent workshop from the 'Medical Mavericks'. Students found out about roles from Surgeon to Solicitor in the NHS and enjoyed hands on experience of taking their own electrocardiograms, ultrasounds and retinal eye scans.
Students also practice taking (fake) blood from an arm (also fake!), measuring their blood pressure and oxygen levels and many more fun activities. Feedback from the students was highly positive and and many said that they were more likely to consider a medical based career.
Then, on Thursday evening, students from DHSG took part in the fourth Ogden Trust collaborative Physics event of the year. The Ogden Trust is a charity that promotes the teaching and learning of Physics. This year students have travelled to events at Kingsbridge College to explore the Physics of Light and Astronomy, Ivybridge to explore the Physics of Fire and to Brixham for a GCSE Physics Escape Rooms activity. The latest event at DHSG followed on from the year 10 Medical Mavericks workshop earlier in the day in which students looked at the many applications of Physics within Medicine. Students were able to take their own electrocardiograms, ultrasounds and measure strength and pulse and use the latest technologies to visualise their veins. Students from all schools involved greatly enjoyed the opportunity and learnt about careers and medical applications of Physics.