On Wednesday 14th March, students who are part of the prestigious Science and Medical Society at Cronton Sixth Form took part in a highly successful Medical Presentation Evening were the talented students presented the findings of their research projects to a captivated audience.
The students also took this opportunity to present a cheque of £1,104.49 to local charity, Mind Halton.
The Medical Presentation Evening combines the college’s Tomorrow’s Scientists programme and Medical Society with the exciting opportunity to develop skills in problem based learning, research and public speaking.
The students worked together in small groups throughout the year to complete a medical research project about topics including; Cystic Fibrosis, Ebola, Haemophilia, Lactose Intolerance, Prostate Cancer, Schizophrenia and Drugs in Pregnancy. They then produced a full presentation and with the help of Matt Plant, A Level Drama and Theatre Studies tutor, they worked on their presenting skills.
Each year enthusiastic students also use college enrichment programmes to raise money for a chosen charity. This year they selected Mind Halton and the Youth Advisory Service. They have organised various fundraising events, including a sponsored biscuit challenge in which all first year A Level students raced against the clock to ice as many biscuits as possible in 10 minutes. Money was also raised through college competitions, cake sales and an ‘iron man’ activity day which included a full day treadmill event.
The total raised for charity was a fantastic £1,354.49; £1,104.49 for Mind Halton and £250 for the Youth Advisory Service which was presented earlier in the year. Nic Lunt from Mind Halton was present at the event and was delighted to receive the cheque from the hard working students.
Science Tutor Jill Greenhalgh said, “I would like to thank everyone involved with the presentation evening, it was a huge success for our students. It was wonderful to see how the students have blossomed over this year through the society.
“I was especially touched that the students had raised so much money for Mind Halton as we also raised £250 earlier this year for the Youth Advisory Service and most of this success was down to the students themselves.”