Students play medics for the day

Kirsten Wiles, of Wath Comprehensive School, checks the heart of a patient at a medical themed educational day with Tariq Ismail. Picture: Andrew Roe
Kirsten Wiles, of Wath Comprehensive School, checks the heart of a patient at a medical themed educational day with Tariq Ismail. Picture: Andrew Roe

Students played medical marvels for the day during an activity session designed to inspire them to consider a career in health care.

About 200 Year 10 students at Wath Comprehensive School took part in the health care science day, led by education specialists Classroom Medics.

(l-r) Amelia Casswell and Anna Taylor, of Wath Comprehensive School, try to stop a patient from chocking at a medical themed educational day. Picture: Andrew Roe

(l-r) Amelia Casswell and Anna Taylor, of Wath Comprehensive School, try to stop a patient from chocking at a medical themed educational day. Picture: Andrew Roe

They got the chance to treat a life size patient called Stan and were tasked with diagnosing his disease. The realistic-looking patient blinks, breaths, talks, sweats, cries and even has a heartbeat and lungs. Student Amber Lily Linney, 14, said: “I got to see how different pieces of equipment work and the techniques doctors use to treat us. My favourite was taking blood from a fake arm.”

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Adam Batty, of Wath Comprehensive School, has an ultrasound scan on his arm at a medical themed educational day. Picture: Andrew Roe

Adam Batty, of Wath Comprehensive School, has an ultrasound scan on his arm at a medical themed educational day. Picture: Andrew Roe

Mason Simpson (r) checks the heart rate of Aaron Stacey, of Wath Comprehensive School, at a medical themed educational day. Picture: Andrew Roe

Mason Simpson (r) checks the heart rate of Aaron Stacey, of Wath Comprehensive School, at a medical themed educational day. Picture: Andrew Roe