Cronton Medical Society Presentation Evening Wows Parents and Visitors
Students at the prestigious Cronton Sixth Form Science and Medical Society have taken part in the first Medical Presentation evening at the College last week.
The society comprises of small groups of students who have each studied a medical related topic of their own choice. They prepared a presentation on their chosen condition, which was the basis for their main Vivas which took place in January. The Vivas are oral exams in which the students demonstrate knowledge and understanding of their chosen topics. Dr Kearns from the University of Liverpool, who conducted the Vivas at Cronton Sixth Form, was very impressed with these highly committed and enthusiastic students.
The presentation evening was then organised to offer the talented science students an opportunity to select part of their Vivas to present to a public audience and also present at cheque for the wonderful £1184.00 that they has raised during the year, to their chosen charity, the Paediatric North West Ambulance service.
Jill Greenhalgh said, “The presentation evening has been a wonderful success. It has been a privilege to work with these students and we have been very proud of the professional manner in which they have conducted themselves. The students have worked on these projects with great energy and commitment and have taken inspiration and tips for their presentations from the visiting speakers in life sciences, medical sciences and tissue engineering who have visited the College recently. During the past few weeks, the students have also had the opportunity to work with Matt Plant who is one of the performing arts tutors at the College to further develop their presentation skills.
“Over the past year the students have grown in confidence and maturity. Their leadership and team working skills have developed in a mutually supportive environment where the students have been able to increase their knowledge in science and medicine as well as work on fundraising activities to raise money for the North West Paediatric ambulance service.”