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A Lesson a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

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On Monday afternoon, pupils in Year 6 science welcomed Dr Noble, Consultant General and Paediatric Surgeon at Musgrove Park Hospital, who came to speak to the them about her experience of working with the digestive system.

She began with a quick revision of the digestive tract and its functions, as well as an explanation of how operating theatres have changed over time. Year 6 have been studying this topic as part of their Lent Term curriculum and were therefore fascinated to hear about the operations that Dr Noble carries out on a daily basis.

To help illustrate her stories, the children were shown real footage of a gall bladder and appendix removal. They thought it was surreal to see the organs, including the small and large intestine, liver, stomach and duodenum. As a special treat, the pupils also had the opportunity to try out a keyhole simulation system, used primarily by doctors in training.

Science teacher, Rebecca Cole said: “This was certainly one of the most exciting science lessons we have had this term and one that the pupils will remember for a long time. Visits such as these provide the pupils with such fantasticinsight into a chosen topic and help them to better understand their studies.”

Published on: Thursday, January 1, 1970

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