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Mar 13, 2020

Bury schools collaborate to inspire the doctors of the future

Students across Bury were invited to a Medical Careers Day at Unsworth Academy this week to further prepare them for life after education.

Year 10 and 11 students from seven schools joined forces for the afternoon, with the aim of exploring the different career opportunities available within the medical sector.

Unsworth Academy Principal, Sue Armstrong, said: “This event was a great opportunity to promote the different pathways available to students and further broaden their horizons.

“A big thank you to MCS Projects for organising the event and to everyone who was involved, including Bury Grammar School, Parrenthorn High, Queen Elizabeth Grammar Blackburn, Siddal Moor, St Gabriel's and Wardle Academy.”

During the skills sharing event, which has previously been hosted at Bury College and Parrenthorn High School, students were able to gain a better understanding of the medical application processes and academic requirements, as well as learn lifesaving skills.

The academy, which is part of Shaw Education Trust, hosted a number of themed activities relating to diagnostics, anatomy, ethics and emergency care.

Students were also given the opportunity to speak with a range of qualified medics and medical students, who shared their experiences and provided an insight into life in the sector. 

Mrs Armstrong continued: “We continuously strive to raise student aspirations and collaborative events like these are great in supporting schools to achieve this.

“The event was a great success for everyone involved and we hope to partake in similar activities in the future.”