Pupils get a taste of veterinary life with college visit

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On Wednesday, February 22, 30 year 9 Bexhill Academy students visited the Royal Veterinary College in North London.

The day was designed to give students an insight into the exciting possibilities of further education and help them take a closer look at their own aspirations in preparation for selecting their own GCSE options.

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The day began with a talk from a number of student ambassadors from the college, who discussed the courses they were studying and how they got on them.

After this insightful introduction, the students were split into five small groups and took part in a carousel of activities.

These included practical skills such as bandaging and harnessing, along with investigations using real evidence, animal x-rays and animal roaming tracking data.

While these tasks were completed there was an opportunity for the students to observe a dissection lecture taking place.

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After lunch the students were able to take part in a practical seminar, they were able to work directly with two young calves.

The seminar included theory behind a cow’s heart rate and the students were able to listen to the calves’ heart rates using a stethoscope.

Overall the day was a massive success and the students were introduced to not only the exciting veterinary world but also a prestigious London University.

For more information on Bexhill Academy, visit the website at http://www.bexhillacademy.org.

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