UK’s only live surgical experience for students is coming to Northampton

Pupils from across the county will be able to visit a Northampton school and become a trauma doctor for a day.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 12:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 12:02 pm

A live surgical experience that gives students the chance to dissect real specimens is coming to Northampton.

Students from across the county will be able to take part in Operating Theatre Live and try their hand as a trauma doctor.

The educational workshop is for 14 to 19-year-olds and is an opportunity for those interested in studying pathology, anatomy or medicine at undergraduate level to give them an insight into their potential future career.

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School students in Northampton can take part in a live operating tour.

Operating Theatre Live, which will visit Northampton Academy in Weston Favell, appeared on BBC’s Dragon’s Den and it is the only tour of its kind in the UK.

Samuel Piri, programme director at Operating Theatre Live, said: "I personally write the academic content and produce all of the activities myself.

“My team and I guarantee 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 (GCSE, A Levels BTEC's Scottish National 5 and Highers).”

Students will be take on the role of trauma doctor for the day.

Nat Parnell, principal of Northampton Academy, added: “We are very much looking forward to Operating Theatre Live.

“I know that our students are already eager to get involved in the workshop and get a practical, hands-on insight into surgery and dissection.

“We’re particularly excited to welcome schools from across Northampton for the event.

“It will be a great opportunity for young people throughout our local community to come together and learn alongside one another as part of what is set to be an incredible show.”

The tour will take place in Northampton on March 7.