Aspiring nurses, doctors and paediatricians from the local area attended the highly prestigious North West Medical event hosted at Bury College.
Year 10 and year 11 high school pupils with an interest in a career within the medical profession were invited to enjoy a day of medical related workshops. This included a CPR/recovery position activity, a medical ethics tutorial and a diagnostics session. These tasks provided high school pupils with the knowledge on how to respond to ethical situations, examine x-rays and use stethoscopes as well as partake in practical workshops where they performed CPR; a universally recognised life-saving skill.
Pupils from Broad Oak Sports College, Tottington High School, Parrenthorn High School, Castlebrook High School, Middleton Technology School and Philips High School all attended the raising aspirations event which was organised by MCS Projects Ltd.
15 year Ammar Jamali, 15, Philips High School, “Carrying out CPR was a really enjoyable experience and it was fun learning about all the different aspects of a medical career. I have learnt a lot of different skills varying from how to save a life and how to treat a person. I think events like this are good for the future generations and it encourages people to get into the medical profession.”
Sanaa Alotia, 16 years old from Parrenthorn High School added, “This event was a really good experience and it has helped me to prepare for my future.”
During the North West Medical Day, current Bury College Science students were also invited to listen to a seminar delivered by practising junior doctors who shared their tips on how to secure a career within the profession.
Tottington High School would like to thank Bury College for allowing us to use this article.
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