On Monday 28th January, Year 8 students were lucky to be visited by Dr Bryony Williams, of the Whitby Group Practice, as part of their science topic ‘Studying Disease’.
Dr Williams came in to talk to the students about medical training, diagnosing patients and recognising symptoms of different illnesses. She also brought in some medical instruments and the students were able to practise taking each other’s temperatures and using a stethoscope to listen to the heart and lungs. Dr Williams also used a BP cuff to take blood pressure and pulse measurements and an auroscope to show us the inside of the ear; a thing of beauty! The students also had a chance to ask Dr Williams questions.
Both classes thoroughly enjoyed these sessions and learnt a lot, so a big thank you to Dr Williams for coming in to talk to us.
“Ears are suddenly infinitely more interesting” – Miranda
“Great lesson!” – Aaron
“I didn’t realise doctors had to carry so much equipment” – Annabel
“I enjoyed using the equipment” – Ryan