Science convention goes off with a bang!Date Posted: 08/12/2016 | Posted In: College News, Student News
Around two hundred high school pupils from in and around the borough took part in Bolton Sixth Form College’s fifth Science Convention. The event is aimed at year 10 and 11 pupils who have an interest in pursuing a career in science, engineering, medicine or related professions.
Pupils enjoyed hands-on experiences and learned about a wide range of career opportunities such as, Psychology, Nursing, Science of Nutrition, Engineering, Medicine, Forensic Science, Mental Health, Computer Science and Physiotherapy.
Many students learned about the realities of working as a paramedic and used specialist equipment including a medical dummy which is used for practising resuscitation techniques.
The session on dementia and the brain led by David Carter, Head of Biology, gave pupils the opportunity to actively investigate the symptoms of dementia by hands-on exploration of a real brain. ‘The session was a great success with engaged and motivated pupils from many local schools. It was a fantastic opportunity for pupils to do something that most will never get the chance to do, they will certainly be talking about it for a while.’
Student nurse, Scarlett Stanley, gave a truthful account about life as a nurse and what it takes to embark on this difficult but incredibly rewarding career.
Our own science staff and students were on hand to offer advice on progression routes and what it’s like to study science at Bolton Sixth Form College.