Operating Theatre LiveOperating Theatre Live have the UK’s only approved licence for the use of animal by-products for educational purposes. In their workshops they take the systems of the human body and bring them alive in an educational setting. Samuel Piri their founder is an experienced school leader and public figure, he writes and delivers each event personally. Sam is assisted by his team of experienced operating theatre practitioners. Sam’s team teach about the visceral organs and internal environment by using real anatomy harvested from pigs - no plastic models.
Our Science Key Stage 5 students have high aspirations for the medical industry and these workshops give them the opportunity to see some of the industry first hand. Sessions start with an overview of the routes into surgery, medicine, research (to name but a few) explored and examined. Students are given a great insight into the paths available to them. Then with the room set up as a working operating theatre, students dress in scrubs and face masks to complete each of the following sessions throughout the whole day event.
This year we were joined by sixth form students from Lipson Academy, Tor Bridge High, All Saints Academy, and Marine Academy Plymouth. An eff ective mix of theory sessions and lectures was supported with unrivalled dissection opportunities seeing students remove a brain, remove an eye, transplant a heart and dissect a limb to reveal internal structures.
The event received extremely positive feedback from all staff and students involved.