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Students visit Hull Royal Infirmary

On Tuesday, 13 November, 15 Year 8 students had the opportunity to go to Hull Royal Infirmary to experience 'A Day in the Life of the NHS'. 

Students started the day listening to Tommy Coyle, the Commonwealth Lightweight Boxing Champion, talk about how important it is to work hard in school.  They then got to go round 8 different scenarios demonstrating what it's like to work for the NHS in a range of jobs. Students got to scrub up and see what it's like in an operating theatre, witnessed an A&E re-enactment of treating a crash victim, had a go on laparoscopic surgery tools and even got to ride a bike that makes smoothies when you pedal it! 

They learned how to restart a heart using a defibrillator, learned about IT and administrative work in the NHS, saw how engineering is used in medicine and got to see how easily germs are spread. 

It was a fantastic day and the students represented Goole Academy brilliantly. 

Most importantly, students got a good grasp of what it's like to work for the NHS and what paths they need to take, starting with their options, to get there.