A team from the School of Medicine led a series of fun activities aimed at engaging, entertaining and teaching children about medical science and first aid at the University of St Andrews’ Annual Science Discovery Day on Saturday 7th March 2020. The activities took place in the School of Medicine and the School of Physics and Astronomy and involved staff from across the university, concentrating on STEM subjects. More than 3000 people attended the day of fun and discovery. The team provided a range of activities including CPR demonstrations, anatomical demonstrations of different types of prosthetic joints and how they work, the hugely popular swing box, a reaction demonstration showing how drink driving affects concentration, and a dynamic lung function demonstration. The event organisers were delighted with the feedback about the activities from the School of Medicine staff and students.
The team was Henry Rae, Eleanor Dewhurst (ScotGEM student), Rachel Parrott, Fiona Shields (ScotGEM student), Lucy Tabberer (St Leonards School pupil), Devesh Dhasmana, Catriona Young, Christopher Coutts, Panna Muqit, Mairi Crosby, Keerthana Rajaji and Louise Henderson. On behalf of the School, all members of the team are thanked for sharing their expertise and for their hard work on the day.