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Surgical experience offered to students in West Norfolk


By Lynn News Reporter


Students will be given the chance to take part in an “immersive” operating theatre experience when it comes to a Lynn school in December.

Operating Theatre Live Tour, which offers an academic, surgical experience, will be held at Springwood High School and Sixth Form on Saturday, December 1.

Operating Live event which is coming to Springwood High School. Pictured are students at the event in Falkirk, Scotland. Photo: Tanya Gallagher (4065964)
Operating Live event which is coming to Springwood High School. Pictured are students at the event in Falkirk, Scotland. Photo: Tanya Gallagher (4065964)

Students in Year 9 and above will take on the role of a surgeon for the day and will be given a full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kit.

They will work through several different workshops, including infection control, anaesthetics, communication human anatomy, cranial and vertebral cavity, thoracic cavity, abdominal-pelvic cavity and UKAT and BMAT exams.

Pupils will also be involved and have the opportunity to dissect real specimens – the head, brain, spine, lungs, heart, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver and gall bladder.

Operating Theatre Live Tour offers an experience matched to English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish exam specifications.

The experience will offer the students the opportunity to dissect real specimens led by human anatomist Samuel Piri and his team of clinicians.

Sponsors of the Royal Society of Medicine, Operating Theatre Live are the UK’s only approved license holders to use all class animal by-products for educational purposes and they are bringing their tour to Lynn on December 1 from 9am to 5pm for the main event with an optional workshop for an insight into emergency medicine from 5pm to 8pm.

Anatomist, teacher and programme director Samuel Piri said: “I personally write the academic content and produce all of the activities myself.

“Me and my team guarantee you a breath-taking, unforgettable trip through the human body like never before.

“Each student will leave stretched and challenged, having made measurable progress against the science specification, we’ve got them all covered.”

The main event ticket costs £69, including scrub hire, stethoscope hire, full PPE, seven workshops and lunch, and the trauma ticket costs £139, which also includes the emergency medicine workshop.

There are a limited number of tickets for the event, which will be open to all schools within a 20-mile radius of Springwood, so people are advised to book as soon as possible.

For more information regarding the tour and to book a place, go to www.operatingtheatrelive.co.uk/publicevents.



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