More anticipation for THIS than any other outing

On August 11th, 2017, posted in: Academic, Grade 12, Life Sciences, News by

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more than the bare bones

There’s more to us than bare bones! And this outing did not disappoint

This outing is probably one of the most anticipated for the matrics, and the Life Sciences girls confirmed that it did not disappoint. It was the grade 12 Life Sciences outing to Stellenbosch University’s Tygerberg Medical Campus. Having covered the human body in detail throughout the year, as well as in Grade 10 and Grade 11, the girls were well aware of the functions, systems and organs of the human body, however, the purpose of the outing was to enrich girls and allow them to see science in action.

Once we arrived at the campus, the classes were split and each group started off at a different activity. There were three activities in total – a trip around the Medical Morphology Museum guided by two very helpful medical students, a presentation on osteology and a look at real cadavers. The range of displays were vast and it was interesting to see examples of real organs and diseases that we usually only hear about – I am sure that any Life Sciences girl who went on this trip can say that it was definitely not what was expected!

We then went on to look at the cadavers, an equally terrifying and exciting moment for most girls. A medical student took us through the various organs and systems of a previously preserved and dissected body. It was very interactive and the girls had the opportunity to ask questions and gain a better insight into the world of anatomy and medicine.

All in all, it was a very interesting outing. Seeing the science we study for three years in our textbooks in a practical situation really enhanced the experience.